NEW! Joint work with John Lopresti:The Good News About Disappearing Jobs: U.S. High School Dropout Rates and Import Exposure
I am currently on the job market as a 5th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at Purdue University. As an undergraduate, I studied Mathematics (B.A.) and Economics (B.S.) at Miami University in my home state of Ohio.
My current research addresses the resolution of quality uncertainty for goods produced by multinational firms. It incorporates elements of each of my primary fields: Industrial Organization, International Trade, and Corporate Finance. My job market paper, for instance, explores agents' dependence on historical experience with a firm and its country of origin to overcome quality uncertainty. I demonstrate that in addition to causing equity market losses for firms whose products were recalled, automotive recalls inflict negative spillovers on firms from the same country. I then explore the implications of these findings for firms' willingness to invest in product quality.
In addition to my research interests, I am an enthusiastic teacher who has received the Krannert Distinguished Teaching Award for both Game Theory courses as well as the microeconomics recitation I taught.