I am a graduate student at Purdue University and my research interests lie in Industrial Organization and Experimental Economics. My research focus right now is on two-sided markets and arbitration theory.
For my research I was awarded the Purdue Research Foundation Grant in 2011-2012 and for my teaching I was awarded both the Krannert Certiﬁcate for Distinguished Teaching (Principles of Macroeconomics - Summer 2010) and the Krannert Certiﬁcate for Outstanding Teaching (Principles of Macroeconomics – Spring 2011).
During my undergraduate program in Romania in 2001, I started to work in industry in a part time job in an assistant marketing position. Upon completion of my studies, I was able to get a full time job as a product manager in one of the biggest IT distributors in Romania (AGIS Computers).
In 2006, I further expanded my economic knowledge by working towards a master's degree in Economics at Central Michigan University. While at Central Michigan University, I was exposed to academic life in the US and decided that I wanted to pursue my doctoral degree. Since 2008, I have been a graduate student in the Economics department at the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.
As a graduate student at Purdue University, I have worked as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in Economics. As a Teaching Assistant I worked for different professors in the Economics Department, but I also had the opportunity to work on my own, as a lecturer for macroeconomics and microeconomics courses.