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Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, Boston, MA

MA in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, India

BA in Economics, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India

Academic Employment

University of Michigan

Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Economics and Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, 2015–2021

Adjunct Lecturer, Ross School of Business, 2019–2021

New York University

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics

Hunter College, Department of Economics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, MA program

Non-Academic Employment

Bank of America
Senior Economist, Economic Scenario Generation, 2021

Head of Global Economics, Iron Harbor Capital Management, LLC

Fellowships and Awards

National Science Foundation Grant SES-1919362, 2019–2022

CSWEP Summer Visiting fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Summer 2018

MITRE Faculty Research Award Program, University of Michigan, 2015, 2016

Published and Working Papers

“Age Structure and the Impact of Monetary Policy,” joint with John Leahy, Forthcoming: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

“The Economic Effects of Government Spending: Using Expectations Data to Control for Information,” with Matthew G. Hall, Forthcoming: Macroeconomic Dynamics

“Using Private Forecasts to Estimate the Effects of Monetary Policy,” Journal of Monetary Economics 55, May 2008, 806-824

“The Effect of Public Debt on Interest Rates: Evidence from Parliamentary Elections,” joint with Gabriel Ehrlich, October 2020

“The Ineffectiveness of Fiscal Policy in Recessions: Size Does Matter,” March 2021

Forecasting, Policy Work, Popular Press

“The U.S. and Michigan Economic outlook for 2020–2022: an Interim Update,” Special RSQE forecast update in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, March 2020

“The U.S. Economic Outlook,” RSQE Forecasts, Quarterly publication, various co-authors, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

“The Detroit Economic Outlook,” RSQE Forecasts, various co-authors, 2020, 2021

“Debt ceiling does more harm than good as currently constructed,” with Gabriel Ehrlich and Daniil Mananekov, The Hill, December 2017

“View from the Harbor, US Economics Quarterly,” Iron Harbor Capital Management, various co-authors, 2010, 2011, 2012

Work in Progress

“Demographics Characteristics of the Population and Monetary Policy Transmission,” joint with John Leahy

“The Entrepreneurship Channel of Monetary Policy,” joint with Emilio Colombi and John Leahy

Policy Engagement

Michigan Legislature Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, every January and May, 2015-2019

Governor of Michigan’s Economic Outlook Briefing, every November, 2015-2019

City of Detroit Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, September 2019

Developing a Forecasting and Nowcasting Model for the City of Detroit

Conference Presentations

2019: RSQE’s 67th U.S. Economic Outlook Conference

2018: European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Eastern Economic Association, Midwest Economic Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

2017: Mid-West Macroeconomics Meetings, China Meeting of the Econometric Society, RSQE’s 65th U.S. Economic Outlook Conference

2016: ISI Delhi – 12th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development

Other Awards

Research Assistantship (Prof. Larry Kotlikoff), Boston University

Graduate Assistantship, Boston University

Graduate Fellowship, J.N.Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians

Professional Activities

Referee American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Teaching Experience

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Business Forecasting

Department of Economics, New York University

Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Principles of Microeconomics, and Principles of Macroeconomics

Department of Economics, Hunter College

M.A. course on Monetary Economics

Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

M.A. course on Microeconomics

Department of Economics, Boston University

Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics, and Money and Banking Theory