See the PDF of my Curriculum Vitae for contact information and references.


University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Department of Economics 4-101 Hanson Hall
1925 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 U.S.A.
(612) 625-6353
(612) 624-0209 (FAX)

Citizenship and Languages

Canada, English


Ph.D. in Economics (University of Minnesota, 2018) (Expected)
M.A. in Economics (University of Minnesota, 2016)
M.A. in Economics (University of Toronto, 2012)
B.A. (First Class Honours) in Economics (University of Manitoba, 2010)


Title: “Essays in Productivity and Trade”
Dissertation Advisor: Professor Amil Petrin

Major Fields of Concentration

Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, Labor, Trade, Computational Methods

Honors and Awards

Best Rising Star Paper Prize (International Industrial Organization Conference, 2018)
Richard L. Sandor Dissertation Fellowship (University of Minnesota, 2017-2018)
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
(University of Minnesota, 2016-2017)
Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship (University of Minnesota, 2016)
Travel Grant (Council of Graduate Students, University of Minnesota, 2016)
First Place, Hardy Third-Year Paper Competition (University of Minnesota, 2015)
Distinguished Teaching Assistant (University of Minnesota, 2014 & 2015)
Herbert Mohring Fellowship in Economics (University of Minnesota, 2013)
CLA Graduate Fellowship (University of Minnesota, 2012)
CGS Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRC, 2012-2016)
Graduate Fellowship (University of Toronto, 2011)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC, 2011)
Faculty Gold Medal in Honours (University of Manitoba, 2010)
Dr. A.W. Hogg Scholarship (University of Manitoba, 2009)
Isbister Scholarship (University of Manitoba, 2009)
UMSU Scholarship (University of Manitoba, 2009)


“How Substitutable are Labor and Intermediates?” job market paper
“Trade, Occupation Sorting, and Inequality,” with Ming Xu
“The Impact of Research and Development on Quality, Productivity, and Welfare,” with Amil Petrin and Frederic Warzynski
“Allowing for Heterogeneous Preferences over Unobserved Quality in Random Coefficient Models,” with Amit Gandhi, Kyoo-il Kim and Amil Petrin

Invited Conference Presentations

“How Substitutable are Labor and Intermediates?”, presented at the International Industrial Organization Conference, Indianapolis, 2018; the Danish International Economics Workshop, Aarhus, 2017; the Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Association, Ottawa, Ontario, 2016.
“Trade, Occupation Sorting, and Inequality,” presented at The Mid-West Macroeconomics Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, 2017; the North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2016; the Annual Conference of the Canadian Economic Society, Toronto, Ontario, 2015.
“Allowing for Heterogeneous Preferences over Unobserved Quality in Random Coefficient Models,” presented (by a coauthor) at the North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, St. Louis, MO, 2017.

Seminar Presentations

2018: Aarhus University, Bank of Canada, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Georgetown University in Qatar, McGill University, McMaster University, Pennsylvania State University, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, UBC Sauder School of Business, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, York University.

Referee Service

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota (2013-2015).
– Led recitation sections for the Graduate Applied Econometrics sequence, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, and International Trade.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Toronto (2011 – 2012).
– Led recitation sections for Principles of Economics, and Environmental Economics.

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota (2014-2017).
Research assistant to Amil Petrin, Kyle Herkenhoff, Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, and Thomas Holmes.
Research Analyst, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (2014-2015).

Technical Skills

Fortran, Matlab, Stata/Mata, MPI, Python, SAS, Mathematica

Data Access & Experience

FIDA (Statistics Denmark), LBD and CFS (Special Sworn Status, U.S. Census Bureau), Consumer Credit Panel (Federal Reserve), NLSY, CPS, PSID, SIPP, OES