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

Research interests: International trade, international finance, macroeconomics


Conferences recently organized:

  • St. Louis Fed Macro-Trade Workshop [2019, 2018, 2017]

  • St. Louis Advances in Research 2018 (STLAR) [link]

Working papers

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

International Trade of Essential Goods During a Pandemic

with Ana Maria Santacreu

Latest version: December 2020 [slides], updated paper coming soon

Previous versions: May 2020 [paper], July 2020 [video],

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

with David Kohn and Michal Szkup

Latest version: December 2020 [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
Forthcoming at the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 

[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