I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Fairfield University. I work in both the Department of Economics and the International Studies program. I received my Ph.D. from Fordham University where I researched exchange rate volatility and risk management by central banks in emerging markets.
My research interests are in the fields of international finance and macroeconomics, specifically in currency markets and exchange rates, exchange rate and monetary policy of emerging market central banks, foreign capital flows, financial development and financial integration in emerging markets. My past work addresses the use of currency options by central banks for foreign exchange intervention, the asymmetry in foreign exchange intervention by policymakers, and merging exchange rate policy with inflation targeting in these economies.
Currently, I am teaching Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Fairfield 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.