Assistant Professor of Economics

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Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Profile

Mailing Address:
University of California Berkeley
Department of Economics
530 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720

Office Location:
697A Evans Hall


Research Interests

  • Globalization and development, household cost of living, real income inequality


Selected Work in Progress

  • Tourism and Economic Development in the Long Run: Evidence from Mexico's Coastline
  • Research question: What are the long run economic consequences of tourism?

  • Firm Heterogeneity in Consumption Baskets: Evidence from Home and Retail Scanner Data, with Thibault Fally (UC Berkeley)
  • Research question: To what extent do rich and poor households source their consumption from heterogeneous firms, and why?


  • International Trade, PhD level, (Fall 2013, 2014)
  • Macro Development, PhD level, (Spring 2014, 2015)

Seminar and Conference Organization