I am an assistant professor of Economics at the Seidman College of Business of the Grand Valley State University. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to graduate school, I worked first as a market research professional at Nielsen and then, as an economist at the Philippine Central Bank. This multifaceted experience shaped my two-pronged research and teaching agenda, covering both empirical macroeconomics and forecasting, as well as applied microeconomics.
My macroeconomic research focuses on using relatively novel approaches in examining how the inflation targeting (IT) framework and other monetary policy issues affect macroeconomic outcomes. Much of my applied microeconomic research examines how policies and other shocks affect the labor supply, financial behavior, and health of the elderly.