Academic Positions

  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    Assistant Professor of Finance, 2008 –

  • Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    Faculty Associate, 2014 –

  • Center for the Study of Industrial Organization, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    Affiliate, 2014 –

  • Center for Applied Microeconomics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    Affiliate, 2016 –


  • University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL

    Ph.D. in Economics, 2003 – 2008
    Dissertation: Essays on Consumer Finance

  • University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom

    M.Litt in Philosophy, 2000

  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

    A.B. in Philosophy, summa cum laude, 1995 – 1999

Research and Teaching Interests

Household finance, real estate, financial institutions, corporate finance


  • Finance II, corporate finance for MBA students, 2008 –

Seminar and Conference Presentations

Media Coverage


Achievements and Awards

Professional Service and Activities

Non-Academic Work Experience