I started my doctoral studies at the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University in the Fall of 2009. I spent four years of undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where I completed my BS in Mathematics and Quantitative Economics. I am currently in my fifth year in the Economics PhD Program at Purdue. I anticipate being on the job market during the 2013-2014 academic year and completing my PhD during the Summer of 2014. I will be available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia. My main research interest is in Network Economics. I use both theory and experiments to investigate economic networks.
While I have broad interests in all varieties of Economic Networks, much of my research focuses on non-static Networks. Specifically, the common assumption in Network Formation games is that the only thing that changes over time is whether or not a link exists between two nodes. If nodes enter/exit or if the parameter values change over time, the resulting networks we expect to observe may be different from standard models of Network Formation.
In addition to my research, I have been awarded with two teaching awards while at Purdue. In the Spring of 2010, I received the Certificate for Outstanding Recitation Instruction for ECON 210 (A course on the Principles of Economics - both Micro and Macro). In the Spring of 2012, I received the Certificate for Distinguished Teaching for ECON 251 (Principles of Microeconomics) a class for which I was the sole instructor. I have also acted as a TA for a senior level Behavioral Economics course, a PhD level Microeconometrics course and a PhD level Game Theory course.
Upon completion of my studies at Purdue I plan to enter academia seeking a tenure track position in Economics.