Welcome to my site!  I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Irvine in June 2019.

My current research lies at the intersection of political economy, public economics, and urban economics. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, including economic history.


At the moment, I'm interested in such topics as migration and how economic geography interacts with culture and institutions.

See my paper, "The economic legacy of expulsion: Lessons from postwar Czechoslovakia," recently published in The Economic Journal.

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