Short Bio

I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto and a Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis. My research agenda aims to understand the nature of household heterogeneity and its role in economic outcomes.

My work has centered around stuying the determinants and consequences of inequality. Recently, I have studied how and why individual incomes fluctuate over time and their implications for household behavior. I have also explored what drives the differences in wages, incomes, wealth and health outcomes among households as well as their consequences for public policy.

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and was an economist for three years at the Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System before joining the University of Toronto Department of Economics in July 2014.