My research interest lie in the intersection of applied microeconomics and big data. I am particularly interested in exploring ways in which we can study economic behavior and measuring economic outcomes through data collected from social media.


Work in progress:

  • From Lights to Text: Estimating GDP Through Twitter
  • Flood Insurance Reform and Housing Values (with Francesc Ortega and Süleyman Taspinar)
  • The Global Twitter Project: Analyzing Global Trends in Image Sharing (with Lev Manovich)


  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Big Data
  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics