I am an Associate Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Before coming to SFU, I studied at Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany) and the London School of Economics, and I obtained my PhD from the University of California at Davis.
I am currently co-organizing the Search and Matching in Macroeconomics and Finance seminar and workshop series and the Liquidity in Macroeconomics workshop series.
My research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and economic theory. Most of my recent work is on the consequences of modeling the monetary policy instrument as a liquid asset, which has big theoretical and empirical advantages, and which proved the key ingredient in constructing a New-Monetarist DSGE model that is tractable, consistent with the microfoundations of asset liquidity, and also consistent with key facts about business cycles and monetary policy.
I also found that the 2020-21 asset price boom followed by the 2022 crash did not happen in spite of the pandemic, they happened because of it.
Once upon a dark and stormy night, I discovered the fundamental equation of money and evil.
And although I have not (yet?) contributed to research in these fields, I am fascinated by the economics of migration, growth, international finance, economic history, and neat tricks with index numbers.