I am an Economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. My research interests include the economics of networks as well as banking and finance, regulation, competition, and antitrust.
I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Economics at the European University Institute. Prior to that, I worked as an economic consultant in the Antitrust and Competition Policy Group at NERA Economic Consulting.
Disclaimer: The views expressed on this website are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland or the Federal Reserve System or its staff.
Update: For the 2022/2023 academic year, I am on secondment to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Financial Stability.
“How Do Banks Respond to Capital Regulation? — The Impact of the Basel III Reforms in the United States” (with Nicholas Fritsch) Working Paper No. 22-11. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Apr 2022. (link) (PDF)
“The Impacts of Stricter Merger Legislation on Bank Mergers and Acquisitions: Too-Big-To-Fail and Competition” (with Elena Carletti, Steven Ongena and Giancarlo Spagnolo). Journal of Financial Intermediation 46, Apr 2021, 100859 (link)
“Convergence of Cultural Traits with Time-Varying Self-Confidence in the Panebianco (2014) Model - A Corrigendum” (with Fabrizio Panebianco and Anja Prummer). Journal of Economic Theory 175, May 2018, e3-e13 (link)
Federal Reserve Publications
“Two Approaches to Predicting the Path of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is One Better?” (with Ben R. Craig, Tom Phelan and Jared Steinberg). Economic Commentary 2019-01. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Apr 2021. (link)
“Asset Commonality in US Banks and Financial Stability” (with Nicholas Fritsch). Economic Commentary 2019-01. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Jan 2019. (link)
“Merger Control in the Banking Sector”. Economic Commentary 2019-01. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Aug 2017. (link)