- Monetary Economics
- International Macroeconomics
- Threshold Models
- Nonlinear Dynamics
November 2011: Attending Southern Economics Association Conference, Washington DC, to present Real exchange rate paper with Ming Lo and Olena Mykhaylova
July 2011: Finished revised draft of "Volatility, Persistence and Nonlinearity of Simulated DSGE Real Exchange Rates", joint work with Ming Chien Lo (St. Cloud State University) and Olena Mykhaylova (U. of Richmond). Submitted paper for publication.
June 2011: Organizing conference: Georgetown Center for Economic Research 2011 Conference, Washington DC
Attending Society for Computational Economics 2011 Conference, San Francisco to present Temporal Biases paper (joint work with Ivan Paya)
May 2011: Paper with Bill Craighead "Temporal Aggregation and Purchasing Power Parity Persistence" accepted and forthcoming at Journal of International Money and Finance.
Finished a preliminary draft of "Temporal Biases of Random Walk Processes and Implications for Asset Prices", joint work with Ivan Paya
April 2011: Was awarded the College of Business and Economics' Leon P. Hermsen Teaching Award
March 2011: Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics Conference, Washington DC
Finished a preliminary draft of "Persistence and Non-Linearity of Simulated DSGE Real Exchange Rates", joint work with Ming Chien Lo and Olena Mykhaylova
ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 354 - Money and Banking
ECON 402 - Business Cycles
ECON 413 - Advanced Economic Analysis
ECON 736 - Business Conditions Analysis
ECON 758 - International Economics
My primary field of research lies in monetary economics. I also have research interests that lie in the area of international macroeconomics, heterogenous agent models, threshold models and models that incorporate nonlinear dynamics. I have published the results of my research in peer reviewed journals like the Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Economics Letters, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Economics, and am currently working on several research projects.
Broadly speaking, much of my current research involves examining the dynamics of macroeconomic variables and the underlying persistence of shocks hitting the macroeconomy. I am interested in understanding the transmission mechanism of monetary policy and its effects on the macroeconomy. In one project, I am currently trying to back out the inflation target that the Federal Reserve had been targeting historically. Other research is examining the time series properties and dynamics of both nominal and real exchange rates, as well as the impact of temporal aggregation in estimating the dynamics of aggregated data.