I am an economist specializing in topics at the intersection of international trade and the environment. Particularly, I focus on the consequences of international trade in waste across countries and how the design of an international environmental agreement on waste trade affects individual countries' incentives to join such agreements. I also study topics on the interplay between regulation and international trade.

I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2022. In Fall 2022, I will join the Department of Economics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor.

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