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 focuses on the political economy of culture and development. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, including economic history. ​


At the moment, I'm interested in topics such as forced migration and the economic determinants of political and religious identity.

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

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