Senior Economist, Research Department, International Monetary Fund
Current position: Senior Economist, IMF Research Department, 2012 - Present.
Previous positions: Prior to joining the Research Department I rotated between area departments at the IMF working on country desks (most recently the United States and Canada) and the IMF institute where I have taught courses in Econometrics and Macroeconomics.
Interests: Financial Intermediation and Regulation, Macro-Finance, Political Economy, Applied Econometrics.
Education: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Southern California, 2008. M.A. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, University of Toulouse, France, 2003.
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1. " Borrower Protection and the Supply of Credit: Evidence from Foreclosure Laws,'' (with Yangfan Sun), 2016. Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics. Online Appendix.
2. " What Fuels the Boom Drives the Bust: Regulation and the Mortgage Crisis,'' (with Ning Fu), 2016. Forthcoming in the Economic Journal. Coverage: Wall Street Journal, VoxEU.
3. " Banks' Liability Structure and Mortgage Lending During the Financial Crisis,'' (with Kazim Kazimov), 2015. Forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics. Best Paper Award, International Finance and Banking Society (2012). Online Appendix.
4. "Growth and Strategic Savings," (with Nathaniel Arnold), 2014. Economic Inquiry.
5. "Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses,", 2014. Macroeconomic Dynamics.
6. "Oil Windfalls in Ghana: A DSGE Approach," (with Jan Gottschalk and Rafael Portillo), 2012. Journal of African Economies.
7. "Remittances and Institutions: Are Remittances a Curse?," (with Yasser Abdih, Ralph Chami, Peter Montiel), 2012. World Development.
Media coverage: The Economist, Quartz, The Sunday Times, The New Republic, Valor (largest financial newspaper in Brazil), GGN, FT Alphaville, The Australian, Regulatory Report, Central Banking, Reddit and others
Work in progress
1. "Regulatory Cycles: A Political Economy Model", with Pooya Almati and Carlo Prato
2. "Securitization: Why, How, and its impact on the Real Sector" with Yang Liu
3. "The Spillovers of the ECB's UMP" with Camelia Minoui and Filippos Petroulakis
Selected policy papers
3. "U.S. Household Wealth and Saving: The Micro Story Behind the Macro Dynamics,'' 2012. With Oya Celasun, Daniel Cooper, and Rahul Giri.
4. " The Residential Construction Sector: When Will It Emerge From Its Rubble? ,'' 2012, with Julien Reynaud.