Curriculum Vitae

(download PDF version, updated 02/2016)

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Purdue University, Department of Economics West Lafayette, IN
Assistant Professor 2015-present
Duke University, Department of Economics Durham, NC
Research Assistant, Professors James Roberts and Andrew Sweeting 2010-present
Research Assistant, Professor Daniel Xu 2012-2013
Research Assistant, Professor Wesley Cohen Summer 2010
Research Assistant, Professor Curtis Taylor Summer 2010
Houlihan Lokey Chicago, IL
Financial Analyst, Industrials M&A Group 2007-2008
Summer Financial Analyst, Financial Advisory/Corporate Finance Summer 2006
Rathbone Investment Management Cambridge, England
Finance Intern Summer 2005

EDUCATION

Duke University Durham, NC
Ph.D. in Economics May 2015
M.A. in Economics September 2010
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
B.A. in Economics, with honors and highest distinction August 2007
B.S. in Business, with honors and highest distinction August 2007

PRIMARY FIELDS

Industrial Organization; Applied Microeconomics; Law & Economics

DISSERTATION

Title:           Essays in Industrial Organization
Committee: James Roberts (co-chair), Andrew Sweeting (co-chair), Peter Arcidiacono, Tracy Lewis, Yi (Daniel) Xu

RESEARCH

“Can Stricter Bankruptcy Laws Discipline Capital Investment? Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry”
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“Airline Mergers and the Potential Entry Defense”
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      (with Sophia Ying Li, James Roberts, and Andrew Sweeting)
“Price Distribution Effects of Airline Mergers”
      (with James Roberts and Andrew Sweeting)
“Sensitivity Analysis in Merger Simulation”
“R&D vs. Physical Capital Investment under Collateral Constraints”
      (with Daniel Xu)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Duke University, Department of Economics Durham, NC
Instructor Summer 2013
Special Topics in Economics: MATLAB (Ph.D./M.A. Program)
Evaluations   –   Syllabus
Instructor Summer 2013
Special Topics in Economics: Stata (Ph.D./M.A. Program)
Evaluations   –   Syllabus
Teaching Assistant to Professor Haluk Ergin Spring 2011
Microeconomic Analysis II: Game Theory (M.A. Program)
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business Durham, NC
Teaching Assistant to Professor Brendan Daley Spring 2012-2013
Managerial Economics (Global Executive MBA Program)
Evaluations
Teaching Assistant to Professor Tracy Lewis Fall 2010-2012
Co-Designer and Guest Lecturer, Multi-Sided Platforms Module Fall 2012
Fundamentals of Business Economics (Master of Management Studies Program)
Evaluations
Indiana University, Student Academic Center Bloomington, IN
Undergraduate Teaching Intern Fall 2005-2006
Learning Strategies for Finite Mathematics (Undergraduate Program)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Graduate School Tuition Scholarship, Duke University 2009-present
Allen and Joyce Temple Graduate Fellowship, Duke University Summer 2014
Economics Department Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Duke University 2009-2013
Stuart Irwin Harris Fellowship, Duke University Summer 2012
Economics Department First-Year Ph.D. Fellowship, Duke University 2009
Herman B Wells Scholarship (full-ride merit scholarship), Indiana University 2003-2007
James E. Moffat Scholarship Recognition Award, Indiana University 2006-2007
Omicron Delta Epsilon Undergraduate Paper Award, Indiana University 2007
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Award, Indiana University 2007
Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana University 2007
Samuel G. Alpert Memorial Scholarship, Indiana University 2006
National Merit Scholarship 2003

OTHER INFORMATION

Computer Skills: MATLAB, Stata, Mathematica, Python, LaTeX, MS Office, HTML/CSS, Flash, Photoshop
Languages: English (native), Spanish (proficient)
Interests: Jesus Christ, Family, Piano, Songwriting
Citizenship: United States
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