My research focuses on two main areas. One on side, it investigates the effect of changes in the law on the macroeconomy. My main area of expertise is the phenomenon of corporate default with a particular focus on the macroeconomic consequence of changes in the corporate bankruptcy law. Most recently, I have been studying the general equilibrium implications of changes in anti-money laundering policy. On the other side, it focuses on computational economics. I am the first to propose a hardware approach to solve economic models using FPGA technology. The ultimate goal is to create a new field of computational economics at the intersection between economics and engineering by introducing the use of application-specific chips for accelerating the solution of economists’ algorithm.
ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.