I am a Applied Macroeconomist by training and my research interests lie in Applied Macroeconomics, International Business Economics, Financial Economics, International Finance and Development Economics. In particular, I study banks, financial markets and institutions and their strategic role in economic development including technological progress, episodes of financial and banking crisis, multinationals, international capital flows and technology transfers using applied macro-finance and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models.
Here you can find my CV, and more information on my research and teaching.
I have been studying the Japanese banking and financial system for many years. The Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School of the Columbia University hosts many events for academicians and non-academicians alike interested in the Japanese Economy. Have a look at what we do!
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1. 05/22/16 - 05/25/16: The International Trade and Finance Association will hold its annual meeting at the Occidental College. I will be presenting our new work "Strategic Use of Cross-Border Bank Lending Information in Mutual Fund Equity Investing" which is coauthored with Linda Allen and Sonali Hazarika of Baruch College and Chih-Hui Su of University of St. Thomas. Check out the conference website
2. 06/27/16 - 06/30/16: The Academy of International Business (AIB) will be hosting its annual conference in New Orleans. I will be presenting two of our recent works in this arena: (a) "Strategic Use of Cross-Border Bank Lending Information in Mutual Fund Equity Investing" which is coauthored with Linda Allen and Sonali Hazarika of Baruch College and Chih-Hui Su of University of St. Thomas. (b) "FDI in Cultural Space: The Role of Spatial Culture Clusters in FDI Expansion" which is coauthored with M.C. Sunny Wong of University of San Francisco and Miao Wang of Marquette University. Check out the AIB website for conference details
09/1/2015: The University of San Francisco is rolling out new Assessment tools. I am helping out as the Faculty Director of Curriculum Development for the College of Arts and Sciences.
10/17/2014: The West Coast Workshop on International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics at Santa Clara University - check it out here!
08/11/14 - 08/14/14: The 2014 Summer Juku on Japanese Political Economy was held at Stanford University
07/31/14 - 08/01/14: The NBER Japan Working Group Meeting took place in Tokyo. Check the program out!
06/2013 - 07/2013: I am visiting the Research Dept., Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on a AEA-CSWEP Summer Fellowship.
11/2012: Dr. John Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, gave a talk at the University of San Francisco where I introduced him. Here is his presentation.
10/2012: University of San Francisco organized a community event on 2012 Nobel Prize Awards summarized by USF faculty (check out the video here!)
08/2012: I joined The University of San Francisco Dept. of Economics beginning Fall 2012
06/2012: Visiting the Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston