I am an Assistant Professor in the Department 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.
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 (quick summary: this changes everything).
More broadly, I am interested in market frictions and in the way people respond to such frictions, economics of migration, economics of growth, international economics, long-view economic history, and ways to summarize complex models with simple index numbers.