My paper “Did the U.S Really Grow out of its World War II Debt?” (with Larry Ball) is now R&R at AEJ:Macro!
My paper “The Global Financial Cycle Meets Global Imbalances” was among the Finalists of the 2023 Young Economist Prize by the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance at King’s Business School
I am an economist (EP) in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. I obtained my PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2023. My research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics and international finance.
PhD in Economics, 2023
Johns Hopkins University
MSc in Financial Economics, 2016
MSc in International Economics, 2014
Paris Dauphine University / Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
This paper provides a tractable framework for the joint explanation of the Global Financial Cycle and Global Imbalances. I show, both theoretically and empirically, that fluctuations in global banks’ leverage play a key role in driving global external imbalances.
The U.S. would not have grown its way out of its WWII debt without interest rate distortions and primary surpluses.
This paper discusses the welfare implications of inter-generational transfers and debt rollovers in a stochastic overlapping-generations (OLG) economy where the growth rate is higher than the safe rate but lower than the average marginal product of capital.
Sovereign state-contingent bonds have rarely been issued in practice despite their theoretical benefits. This paper provides support for this apparent sovereign noncontingency puzzle by deriving the impact of GIBs on the upper tail of the distribution of the public debt-to-GDP ratio.
Measured FDI flows behave like portfolio debt flows. Our conclusions have implications for how researchers and policymakers should think about capital controls and the exclusion of measured FDI from such controls.
Average instructor rating: 4.8/5
TA for Prof. Poliakova: Fall 2022
Course Instructor: Intersession 2021 - 2022
TA for Prof. Jeanne: Spring 2019 - 2022
Head TA for Prof. Barbera: Fall 2018 - 2021
TA for Prof. Dasgupta: Summer 2020
Research Analyst - Washington DC (09/2015 - 06/2017)
Working with Prof. Olivier Blanchard
Topics: Public debt, GDP linked-bonds, and Gross capital flows
Fund Internship Program - Washington DC (06/2015 - 08/2017)
Working with Belen Sbrancia
Topic: Financial Repression in Advanced Economies after WWII
Economist - Paris (09/2013 - 09/2014)
Macroeconomic monitoring of the Franc Zone African countries