Ph.D. in Economics, New York University, 2013

Research interests: International trade, international finance, macroeconomics


Working papers

Financial Development and International Trade
Accepted at the Journal of Political Economy
Latest version: February 2021 [paper]


International Trade Policy During a Pandemic

with Ana Maria Santacreu

Latest version: September 2021 [paper]

Previous version: July 2020 [video]


Financial Frictions and International Trade

with David Kohn and Michal Szkup
Accepted subject to minor revisions at the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance
Latest version: July 2021 [

No Credit, No Gain: Trade Liberalization Dynamics, Production Inputs, and Financial Development

with David Kohn and Michal Szkup

R&R at International Economic Review

Latest version: December 2020 [paper]

The Impact of Health and Economic Policies on the Spread of COVID-19 and Economic Activity

with Matthew Famiglietti
R&R at
European Economic Review
Latest version: April 2021 [paper]


Immigrant Misallocation

with Serdar Birinci and Kurt See

Latest version: April 2021 [paper]

International Trade Fluctuations and Monetary Policy
with Ana Maria Santacreu
Latest version: September 2015 [paper]


Trade in Commodities and Business Cycle Volatility
with David Kohn and Håkon Tretvoll
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Volume 13, No. 3, July 2021 

[paper, online appendix]

Financial Frictions and Export Dynamics in Large Devaluations
with David Kohn and Michal Szkup

Journal of International Economics, Volume 122, January 2020, 103257 

[paperonline appendix]

International Trade and Intertemporal Substitution

with Michael Waugh

Journal of International Economics, Volume 117, March 2019

[paper, online appendix]

Financial Frictions and New Exporter Dynamics

with David Kohn and Michal Szkup

International Economic Review, 57(2), May 2016

[paper, online appendix]

Quality of Life, Firm Productivity, and the Value of Amenities across Canadian Cities
with David Albouy and Casey Warman
Canadian Journal of Economics, 46(2), May 2013


Work in progress

Firm-level Credit Ratings and Default in the Great Recession: Theory and Evidence

with David Wiczer

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review

Global Value Chains and U.S. Economic Activity During COVID-19

with Ana Maria Santacreu and Jesse LaBelle [link]
Third Quarter 2021, Vol. 103, No. 3

International Trade Openness and Monetary Policy: Evidence from Cross-Country Data
Second Quarter 2019, Vol. 101, No. 2 [link]