I am an economist in the International Finance division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2013. My areas of research interest are international trade and industrial organization.
I have taught a wide variety of courses that ranged from microeconomic theory to economics and
philosophy. I enjoy interacting with students who are both relatively new to the concepts and
methods of economics and those who are more advanced. I believe that a main objective of
teaching economics includes helping students develop analytic and reasoning skills that will serve them
well after their time at the university. I most recently had the opportunity to teach an advanced
econometrics course as part of the Master of Public Policy program at Georgetown University's
McCourt School. Additionally, I taught for nine semesters at the University of Michigan during my Ph.D.
Teaching Philosophy and Courses (full version)
|• Advanced Applied Econometrics, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
||annually 2015 through 2020
|• Principles of Economics, University of Michigan
||winter 2008 and 2013
|• International Finance, University of Michigan
|• Inequality in the United States, University of Michigan
|• Philosophy and Economics, University of Michigan
||fall 2008, 2010, and 2011
|• Intermediate Microeconomics, University of Michigan
||winter and fall 2009
The "bunching" command uses bunching to partially and point identify the elasticity of income with respect to tax rates using different assumptions on unobserved heterogeneity, according to the paper, "Better Bunching, Nicer Notching". The command "bunching" is a wrapper function that combines three other commands included in the package: bunchbounds for partial identification, bunchtobit for point identification, and bunchfilter to filter out friction errors.
STATA - automatic installation
|• type "ssc describe bunching" in STATA for a description of the package
|• type "ssc install bunching" for automatic installation
|• type "net get bunching" to download a test data file to your current working directory
|• type "help bunching" for help and examples of how to use the command
STATA - manual installation
|• Download and unzip the file:"stata_bunching.zip"
|• copy the contents of the unzipped folder to your personal-ado directory (except for the DTA file "bunching.dta"). To find out the location of such directory, type "sysdir" in STATA and look for "personal":
| • MAC users: typically ~/Documents/Stata/ado or ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado depending on the version of STATA
| • Windows users: typically C:\Program Files\Stata16\ado or C:\ado\personal depending on the version of STATA
|• copy "bunching.dta" (the test data file) to your current working directory
|• after installing the files, type "help bunching" for help and examples of how to use the command