I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania interested in e-commerce and industrial organization. My research focuses on the internet’s impact on retail. I have explored the effects of sales tax collection on online shopping and am currently researching how the internet has affected firm organizational decisions.
During 2015-2016, I worked as a Staff Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers. I helped identify and analyze important macroeconomic trends in growth, productivity, and labor force participation and kept the President abreast of economic developments. I also worked on retirement and personal finance issues, such as the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Conflict of Interest Rule. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a White House Intern with the National Economic Council which gave me critical insight and experience with the policymaking process.