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Professor, Economics; Associate Professor
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Teaching & Research Interests
  • Heterogeneous agent-based models of the macroeconomy and economic business cycles
  • Tax policy
  • Exchange rate forecasts
  • Income dynamics
  • Local earned income tax credits
  • Inefficiencies in the living wage
  • Macroeconomic impacts of early childhood education
  • Ph.D., City University of New York-Graduate Center (Economics)
  • B.A., University of Rochester (Economics; Environmental Studies)
Positions Held

  • Associate Professor, James Madison University, 2015-Present
  • Assistant Professor, James Madison University, 2009-2014
  • Visiting Instructor, Skidmore College, 2007-2009
  • Substitute Instructor, Brooklyn College,2006-2007
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Baruch College, 2005-2006
  • Adjunct Lecturer, The City College of New York, 2004-2006
  • Employment Policies Institute, Research Director and Senior Staff Economist, 1999-2003
  • Nathan Associates, Research Assistant, 1998-1999
Select Publications

“The Predictive Power of Survey-Based Exchange Rate Forecasts: Is There a Role for Dispersion?” with Nevin Cavusoglu. Journal of Forecasting, 2015 Vol. 34(5), 337-353.

“A Multifactor Residual Model Examining Macroeconomic Factors and Earnings Volatility,” Atlantic Economic Journal, 2015, Vol. 43(2), 229-245.

“Tax Credits for Residential Energy Efficiency: An Evaluation Using Individual Taxpayer Data,” with Molly F. Sherlock. Eastern Economic Journal, 2015 (Forthcoming).

“Fiscal Policy and Business Cycle Characteristics in a Heterogeneous Agent Macro Model,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, Vol. 92: 224-240.

“The ‘Poverty Trap’ and Living Wage Laws,” with Richard Toikka and Aaron Yelowitz. Economic Development Quarterly, Feb 2005, Vol. 19: 62‐79.

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