Associate Professor of Economics
3074 Bartley Hall
Department of Economics
Villanova, PA 19085
Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
(Thesis Advisor - Professor Dale T. Mortensen)
M.A., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
B.S., Mathematics, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
I've previously been an assistant professor at Penn State University ( Main Campus at University Park) and the U.S. Naval Academy, a visiting professor in the economics department and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
My research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary theory and policy. Some of my papers are published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the Economic Review at the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Atlanta.
I am the coordinator for the Joseph L. Lucia Lecture on Public Policy at Villanova's economics department. Our past speakers include Robert Barro, Joseph Stiglitz, Frederick Mishkin, John Taylor, Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Dale Mortensen, and Gregory Mankiw.
"Credit Mismatch and Breakdown,”with Zsolt Besci and Ping Wang. Forthcoming in European Economic Review.
"Decentralized Exchange and Factor Payments: A Multiple Matching Approach,” with Derek Laing and Ping Wang. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 17 (January 2013), 54 – 88.
"Inside Money, Credit and Investment. with Scott Dressler. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 33 (April 2009), 970-984
"Inflation and Productive Activity in a Multiple Matching Model of Money" with Derek Laing and Ping Wang. Journal of Monetary Economics (October 2007), 1949-1961.
"Heterogeneous Borrowers, Liquidity, and the Search for Credit" with Zsolt Besci and Ping Wang. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 29 (August 2005), 1287‑1470.
"The Cyclical Behavior of Household and Business Investment in a Cash-in-Advance Economy" with Chia-Ying Chang. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 28 (January 2004), 691-706.
ECONOMICS SEMINAR SERIES - Spring 2008