I am a PhD student in the Joint Economics and Finance PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to my studies at Wisconsin, I was an Economist/Analyst with over three years experience in a research division of the Bank of Canada. I have presented in a number of internal seminars and external academic conferences, and have a single-authored publication in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Broadly speaking, my fields of interest are Macroeconomics, Financial Economics and Econometrics.