I am an economist specializing in 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 an agreement. I also study the interplay between regulation and international trade.

I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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