Welcome! I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon. I received an M.S. in Policy Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2014.

Nowcasting is the prediction of the present state of the economy with real-time data. My current research focuses on nowcasting U.S. recessions using a novel high-frequency news-based sentiment index and real-time macroeconomic data at mixed frequencies. I also study the asymmetrical effects of monetary policy. Outside of economics, I enjoy swimming and weight training.

I am participating in the 2020-2021 job market! I am available for interviews on the economics and data science job markets. Contact me here!

Fields of Expertise:

Applied macroeconomics, time-series econometrics, forecasting and nowcasting, monetary policy, textual analysis

Dissertation Committee:

Jeremy Piger (Chair)

George Evans

David Evans

Thien Huu Nguyen (Outside member: Computer Science)

Please contact Sharon Kaplan at gradcoordes@uoregon.edu to connect with my references.