Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION  
Ph.D. Candidate, Economics
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Dissertation: The Role of Remittances in Dollarized Economies: Do They Promote Economic Stability and Risk Sharing?
Expected completion: Spring 2014

Masters of Arts, Economics
Fordham University
August 2010

Bachelor of Arts
Economics and International Relations
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
May 2007

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Finance and Trade, Currency Markets and Foreign Exchange, Economic Development and Growth, Money and Banking, Emerging Markets

FELLOWSHIPS  & AWARDS
GARP Risk Management Research Grant, Current

Mahony Prowse Scholarship Award,
Fordham University, Current

Teaching Fellowship
Fordham University,  2011 – 2014

Finalist, Graduate Research Competition
Fordham University,  2013

Summer Research Fellowship
Fordham University, Summer 2012

TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Lecturer
Fordham University, College of Rose Hill
Introduction to Macroeconomics; Introduction to Microeconomics

Graduate Assistant
Fordham University, Graduate School of Business
Research assistant to Robert Bendheim Chair & Professor of Finance, Dr. Paul McNelis

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Issuing Options Contracts as an Alternative Central Bank Policy Tool for Currency Market Intervention” Eastern Economic Association 40th Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2014  

“The Impact of Remittances on Exchange Rate Volatility and Inflation Volatility in Dollarized Economies”
Missouri Valley Economics Association 50th Annual Meeting
Kansas City, Missouri, October 2013

“Remittances and Exchange Rate Volatility in Dollarized Economies”
New York State Economics Association 66th Annual Conference
Farmingdale State College, October 2013

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND WORKING PAPERS
“The Impact of Remittances on Exchange Rate and Inflation Volatility in Dollarized Economies”  Journal of Economics (MVEA) Submitted: Under Review

Working Paper:  “Impact of Financial Development and Remittance Inflows on Convergence in Health and Education Indicators” (2012)

Working Paper : “Incarceration Rates and Poverty in the United States – A Literary Survey”  (2010)

PROFESSIONAL & OTHER EXPERIENCE  
Graduate Student Association Representative, Economics
Fordham University
2013-2014

Media Morph, Analyst
Market Research and Financial Programming
New York, NY
2010 – 2011

MasterCard Advisors, Associate Managing Consultant
Payments Consulting
Purchase, NY
2007 – 2009

RELATED SKILLS  
Programming: MatLab, R, Latex, Eviews 7, Stata
Languages: Polish (fluent)

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