Economics

My research interests, of late, include the impact of non-standard specifications of risk preferences on the dynamics we get from quantitative business cycle models; the political-economic determinants of redistributive policies when there are multiple tax instruments available to finance redistribution; and the effect of tax progressivity on technology diffusion and total factor productivity.

My work at the Dallas Fed has focused primarily on the construction of alternative measures of core inflation.  See here or here for some of my recent work in this area. If you look here, you'll find my monthly take on the latest PCE inflation data.

Follow the links on the sidebar at left to see things I am currently working on, older papers, and Matlab codes for various projects.

Materials for a Ph.D. mini-course on asset-pricing for macroeconomics (SMU spring 2012) are here.

A copy of my CV is here.

[Obligatory disclaimer: The views expressed on this site do not reflect those of the Dallas Fed or the Federal Reserve System.]