I hold a PhD in economics from Washington University, and am an economist based in Winnipeg, Canada. I have been a Guest or Visiting Professor at the Central Bank of Brazil, University of Western Ontario , National Economics University (Vietnam), and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Prior to academia I held positions in the Accelerated Economist Program (now known as the Advanced Policy Analyst Program) as well as the Department of Finance of the Canadian government.

My research areas are macro, development, institutions, and defence economics. My most recent work has appeared in journals such as Economic Modelling, Defence and Peace Economics, and Southern Economic Journal. I currently serve on the executive of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group, as well as the editorial boards of Defence and Peace Economics and the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy.

Importantly, I am a long-time fan of the Saint Louis Cardinals!

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