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 and urban economics. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, including economic history.


At the moment, I'm interested in the role of migration in cultural change, as well as the deep roots of polarization and illiberalism in the American political economy.

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

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