I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics within the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College.

My research interests include the economics of entrepreneurship: who engages in entrepreneurial activity and what is the risk-return trade-off? Does self-employment create opportunities for social mobility, and if so to what extent? Is success conditional on starting endowment?

International trade is another area of interest, in particular the role of government spending and economies of scale in driving industry growth and exporting behavior.
Within the more narrow - but high profile - market for weapons, how much of global arms trade patterns can be explained by the pursuit of strategic interests? Do key exporters take advantage of conflict-induced demand shocks?

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