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I am the Strumpf Early Career Assistant Professor of Economics at Penn State. I am also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER.

I am on leave as a Kenen Fellow at Princeton's Economics Department in 2022-23. 

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2018. I was a Visiting Scholar at the Minneapolis Fed in 2018-19.

My research focuses on applied macroeconomics,  macro development, innovation, and monetary economics. 



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Working Papers

Published and Accepted Papers

The Life Cycle of Products: Evidence and Implications 

with Munseob Lee and Sara Moreira

Journal of Political Economy, accepted

Product Life Cycle, Learning, and Nominal Shocks 

with Chen Yeh

Review of Economic Studies, 2022

On the Effects of the Availability of Means of Payments: The Case of Uber 

with Fernando Alvarez

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2022


Measuring the Cost of Living in Mexico and the US 

with Chang-Tai Hsieh and Munseob Lee

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2022


The Cost of Privacy: Welfare Effects of the Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases 

with Chang-Tai Hsieh and Munseob Lee

Review of Economics and Statistics, 2022

Cash: A Blessing or a Curse 

with Fernando AlvarezFrancesco Lippi, and Rafael Jiménez

Journal of Monetary Economics, 2022


A Simple Planning Problem for COVID-19 Lockdown, Testing and Tracing 

with Fernando Alvarez and Francesco Lippi

American Economic Review: Insights, 2021

Cost of Living Inequality during the Great Recession 

with Munseob Lee

Journal of European Economic Association, 2021

Cash-Management in Times of COVID-19 

with Fernando Alvarez

B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2021


Innovation and Product Reallocation in the Great Recession 

with Munseob Lee and Sara Moreira

Journal of Monetary Economics, 2018

Work in Progress

Price Setting During a Currency Changeover

with Fernando Alvarez, Alberto Cavallo, and Francesco Lippi

Adoption of Foreign Products and Information Externalities Across Domestic Networks

with Esteban Mendez and Diana Van Patten


How Illiquid are Illiquid Assets?

with Corina Boar, Elisa Giannone, Federico Kochen, and Donggyu Lee


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