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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Sep 2017 –
Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Sep 2014 – Aug 2017

Founder, AmberDram.com

DOCTORAL STUDIES
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD Economics, June 2014

DISSERTATION: Essays in Credit Markets and Development Economics

PRIOR EDUCATION
M.Phil Economics, Cambridge University (2009)
B.A. (Hons.) Economics, Cambridge University (2008)
Visiting Student Economics, MIT (2007)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Development Economics, Financial Markets, Network Economics

SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS
BIS Central Bank Research Fellow, 2018-2019
IPA Partnership Development Grant
CFSP Special Research Grant
Centre for International Studies Summer Grant
John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
Cambridge University: Best student award in M.Phil Economics (Stevenson Prize)
Internal Graduate Scholarship, Trinity College
Cambridge University: Best student award in B.A. Economics (Adam Smith Prize)
Trinity College, Cambridge: Junior Scholar, Senior Scholar and Research Scholar
Trinity College, Cambridge: Most Distinguished student for final year of study (Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize)

RELEVANT POSITIONS
Summer Analyst, Morgan Stanley, 2007
Fixed Income Group Summer Analyst, Deloitte & Touche

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Head Teaching Assistant for Professor Jonathon Gruber, Undergraduate Introductory Microeconomics, 14.01, MIT
Teaching Assistant for Professor Jonathon Gruber, Undergraduate Introductory Microeconomics, 14.01, MIT
Teaching Assistant for Professor David Autor, Undergraduate Intermediate Microeconomics, 14.03, MIT

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Invited Seminars and Conference Presentations: (* denotes presented by co-author)

2019: IFABS (Angers)
2018: BIS, IFABS (Santiago), Graduate Institute Geneva
2017: AEA (Chicago), MWIEDC (University of Wisconsin), IFABS (Oxford University)
2016: AEA day-ahead conference (San Francisco Federal Reserve), EFA (Oslo), FMA (Las Vegas), UVA Darden, IBEFA (Portland)
2015: IBEFA (San Francisco Federal Reserve), FIRS (Iceland), IIOC (Boston), Princeton University*, RES (Manchester University)
2014: Boston Federal Reserve*, Fuqua School of Business, Olin School of Business, Haas School of Business, Bank of England, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Simon Fraser University
2013: NEUDC (Harvard Kennedy School)
2012: IPA Matchmaking Conference (Bangkok)

Referee for: American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Management Science, Journal of Development Economics, World Development,  Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Bulletin.

Program Evaluator for: World Bank
Scientific Committee: IFABS (Angers), IFABS (Medellin)

PUBLICATIONS
How Public Information Affects Asymmetrically Informed Lenders: Evidence from a Credit Registry Reform (with Ali Choudhary), March 2020, Journal of Development Economics.

WORKING PAPERS
Bank lending to (zombie?) firms? (with Ali Choudhary), Revision requested.
How Public Information Affects Asymmetrically Informed Lenders: Evidence from a Credit Registry Reform [pdf] (with Ali Choudhary)
Efficient Public Good Provision in Networks: Revising the Lindahl Solution [pdf]
The Economics of Platforms in a Walrasian Framework [pdf] (with Robert Townsend)
Finance and Inequality: The Distributional Impacts of Bank Credit Rationing. [pdf] (with Ali Choudhary)