I'm a Financial Economists for the federal government. I got my Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University, and my field of specialization is Empirical IO.... but slowing becoming Applied Micro more generally.
My primary research interests lie mainly in better understanding the dynamic effects that information has on consumer behavior with a special interest in search and the use of the internet. My current research in this area focuses on FinTech and online auctions.
My older research aims to better understand the well documented medical fact that under-nutrition during gestation, as well as in early childhood, followed by a rapid improvement in the nutrition state induces permanent changes in children's physical development that has long term negative impacts on later adult health outcomes like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. This situation is particular common when communities experience rapid income growth after generations of poverty. My work with Richard Steckel on this issue has been highlighted by the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.