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I am an Economics Ph.D candidate at Fordham University. I am currently working on interesting research related to risk management by central banks in emerging markets and finalizing my dissertation.
My research interests are in the fields of international and development economics, specifically in currency markets and exchange rates, remittance and foreign capital flows, financial development and financial integration in emerging markets. The focus of my dissertation concerns exchange rate volatility in emerging markets and developing economies. My work addresses how remittance inflows impact exchange rate volatility and, in turn, economic stability in these countries and whether using currency options contracts can aid central bank intervention into currency markets.
In addition to my dissertation research, I am currently working on a project with my advisor, Dr. Erick Rengifo, for the Global Association for Risk Professionals, for which we were selected to receive a research grant. We are analyzing how policymakers can take advantage of using options contracts to mitigate risk associated with volatile currency markets. Our next steps in research are to develop a strategic approach to implement our findings and provide clear guidance for policymakers interested in using currency options.
Over the last three years, I have had the opportunity to teach both Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as a Teaching Fellow at Fordham University. My teaching philosophy has centered on creating an interactive and dynamic learning environment. In my classes, I strive to facilitate student participation and independent learning while presenting material in the context of current events by incorporating news articles, media, policy debates, and classroom discussions.