Hello and welcome to my website! I am completing my sixth year of my Ph.D. in Economics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I am currently on the market.
I specialize in international trade, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, and time series econometrics. More specifically, I analyze how preferential trade agreements influence, positively and negatively, countries in reducing their tariffs. I am in the process of writing two papers on this topic. The first paper (JMP) focuses on the production structure of countries, i.e. the share of each sector of the economy in a country’s total output, and finds that permitting the signature of preferential trade agreements fails to properly incentivize countries to reduce global tariffs when they only differ by their production structure. The second paper analyzes how preferential trade agreements naturally minimize the asymmetry of bargaining power between countries and global tariffs.
Also, I co-authored a paper in corporate finance with Amy Hongfei Sun titled Information Transparency of Firm Financing. We propose an information-based theory of capital structure. Our model features nested information problems of adverse selection and agency cost. For more information, here is our working paper.
Finally, I co-authored a paper with Morten Ørregaard Nielsen titled To infinity and beyond: Efficient computation of ARCH(∞) models published in 2021 in the Journal of Time Series Analysis. We developed a new algorithm that allows for fast and exact estimation of models with an ARCH(∞) representation. For more information, here is our paper.
I have had the opportunity to teach two courses at Queen’s University: a macroeconomics course (ECON 222: Macroeconomic Theory I) in 2019 and an introductory statistics course (ECON 250: Introductory Statistics) in 2020 and 2021.
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I look forward to meeting you at conferences or simply by email ([email protected]), exchanging, and discussing with you!