Welcome to my website! I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Economics Department at Yale. I am also a research affiliate at the CEPR and a faculty research fellow at the NBER.
In my research I focus primarily on economic growth and long-run economic development.
I have worked on theories of firm-dynamics, highlighting the role of markups for misallocation, the importance of managerial delegation for firm growth in India, and the consequences of falling population growth (which are likely to be dire). In my work on models of growth and economic geography, I study the local consequences of large-scale migration, both in post-war Germany and for the US in the 19th century. Finally, I have studied the process of structural change, both in the US in the past and for present-day India, emphasizing the consequences on inequality across people and space.
Department of Economics
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