I am a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, a Research Associate at the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth (EFG) and Political Economy (POL) programs and a Research Fellow at the CEPR. Ranked Top 2% Economists (last 10 years, 5% overall) by RePEc. My main fields of study are Macroeconomics, Political Economy, and International Finance. My work has been published at the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the International Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Dynamics, among other journals. I developed the “Partisan Conflict Index,” that tracks political disagreement among US politicians, updated monthly by the Real-Time Data Research Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. I serve as a Co-Editor of the EconomicDynamics Newsletter and as the Secretary for the Society for Economic Dynamics. I am part of the Advisory Board of the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at UCSB and the Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute. Before joining the Richmond Fed, I was an Endowed Chair of Economics at Stony Brook University. Prior to that, I worked as an Economic Advisor and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester in 2004.