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:

  • The Economic Effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York City’s Businesses (with Francesc Ortega and Suleyman Taspinar)
  • Social Media, Neighborhood Gentrification and the Housing Market (with Francesc Ortega )
  • What’s in a Tweet? Estimating Poverty from Twitter


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