I am a tenured Lecturer (equivalent to Assist. Prof.) at the University of Sheffield (on leave). Past fellowships include Marie Skłodowska-Curie at MOVE (2018-2020) and Max Weber (2013-2014) & Jean Monnet (2014-2015) at the European University Institute.
My primary field is International Macroeconomics. Methodologically, my research is mainly based on Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium and Structural Vector Autoregression models. In published papers, I have also worked with endogenous growth models and semi-parametric econometric techniques.
A line of my published work examines fiscal policy related issues: the interaction of fiscal consolidation with tax evasion and corruption, fiscal austerity at the ZLB in a currency union, the impact of the public wage bill on private productivity and the spillover effects of public infrastructure spending.
My most recent research focuses on the macroeconomics of migration. New working papers investigate the interaction of fiscal austerity with emigration in the Greek Depression and the macro effects of migration shocks in Germany. I have also co-edited a volume on Understanding Migration with Macroeconomics published by Palgrave Macmillan.
My current research interests also include the macroeconomics of automation with two projects in progress.