I obtained Ph.D. in Economics from the Center of Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE) in 1999 and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003. Between 2005-09, I did my post graduate studies in International Economics at the Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BiGSEM).
I joined the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York in August 2009. In Fall 2016 I have been tenured and promoted to a level of an Associate Professor. My current teaching and research interests include (1) finance, growth and development, (2) between and within country income inequality; and (3) financial globalization and endogenous fluctuations.
- Finance, growth and development.
- Between and within country income inequality.
- Financial globalization and endogenous fluctuations.
Finance, Growth, and Development
Finance, Growth, and Development: The main questions I ask in this line of research are: What is the relationship between finance and growth? Why do countries with well-developed financial markets grow faster than countries with poorly-developed financial markets? Why do poor countries lack well-developed financial markets? Why can countries suffer from persistent underdevelopment? Can poverty become a self-fulfilling prophecy?