I am a fifth year PhD student in Economics at Purdue University and expect to complete my degree in the summer of 2014. My primary fields in economics are International Trade, Development, and Applied Econometrics. Two of my research projects study the role of subsistence needs in output fluctuations. In another research project, I investigate how per capita income differences between importing and exporting countries affect the duration of trade relationships and bilateral trade flows. In 2012, I was awarded the Robert W. Johnson Award for Distinguished Research Proposal for my job market paper, entitled “Industrial output fluctuations in developing countries: General equilibrium consequences of agricultural productivity shocks.” For this work, I also received the Purdue Research Foundation Grant Award in 2012-2013.
As for my teaching experience, I was awarded the Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching for teaching Microeconomics as a course instructor. I also conducted recitations for several math courses such as Honors Multivariable Calculus and Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II in the Department of Mathematics at Purdue University.
I will be available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia.