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Economics Job Market Candidate

I am currently a doctoral student at Purdue University and expect to graduate August 2014.  I am on the job market seeking a tenure-track faculty position.  I will be attending the ASSA meetings in January 2014 and will be available to interview.  My primary research interest is empirical industrial organization with an emphasis on retail petroleum markets.

My dissertation studies vertical firm relationships with an emphasis on the petroleum industry. My job market paper focuses on the role of heterogeneity in retail price setters in generating market pricing dynamics. We identify that this heterogeneity can be a critical feature contributing to the rapid increases and slow declines of retail gasoline prices.

As a doctoral student at Purdue, I received the Krannert Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Krannert Award for Outstanding teaching for my classroom evaluations from teaching two semesters of Introductory Macroeconomics. I also received the Krannert Award for Distinguished Teaching for my classroom evaluations from teaching one semester of undergraduate Industrial Organization.