I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. I'm also a John and Daria Barry Fellow at the Barry Foundation. I received my PhD in economics from George Mason University in 2023.

I am an applied microeconomist working in the areas of economic history and political economy. My research interests include:

  • The political economy of the premodern state
  • Economic activity over the long run
  • Applied econometrics with a particular emphasis on spatial and network data
  • The dark side of the force

What's New?

11-3-2023: I defended my doctoral dissertation "Life in the Fast Lane: Essays in Economic History and State Building"