Research Focus: Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics
I am a macroeconomist who studies the macro implications of micro level heterogeneity in both firms and households. My primary specializations are growth and household finance. My endogenous growth research focuses on how and why firms choose to improve their productivity by investing in innovation and technology adoption. I study how these activities are influenced by the technological environment and policies, how they interact to determine the shape and time path of the productivity distribution, and how they contribute to aggregate growth. My household finance research focuses on the dynamics of household wealth, income, and consumption over time and over the life cycle, using applied econometric techniques with micro survey data on both statistical and structural models. I am also interested in the finance and asset pricing implications of collateral constrained agents.