Research

I research financial crises, instability and financial technology.

The Real Effects of Financial Technology: Marketplace Lending and Personal Bankruptcy,
with Piotr Danisewicz. Link to paper.

Winner of the Best Conference Paper Award at the Second Toronto Fintech Conference.
Policy impact:
Quoted as evidence in testimony before U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Financial Services (Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit) concerning the Hearing: “Examining Opportunities and Challenges in the Financial Technology (Fintech) Marketplace”.  See House Committee on Financial Services Report, p.157.
Conferences and seminar presentations (selected):
Western Finance Association 2019 (Huntington Beach, CA, U.S.); Northern Finance Association 2019 (Vancouver, Canada); ABFER-CEPR-CUHK First Annual Symposium in Financial Economics (Hong Kong, China); Chicago Financial Institutions Conference (CFIC) 2019 (Chicago, U.S.); Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Financial Research (SGF) Conference 2019 (Zurich, Switzerland); The Second Toronto FinTech Conference (Toronto, Canada); Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (Shanghai, China); Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Conference “Fintech and the New Financial Landscape” (Philadelphia, U.S.); The Center for Financial Innovation and Stability (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (Georgia State University) Conference “Financial Stability Implications of New Technology” (Atlanta, U.S.); International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance (Rome, Italy).

Media coverage:
Cato Institute, Brookings Institution, Politico, Mercatus Centre, Lend Academy, and Competitive Enterprise Institute.


Unconventional Monetary Policy and Asset Allocation of International Mutual Funds,
with Gino Cenedese, Bank of England Staff WP No. 705. Link to paper.


Interbank Market Crises and Financial Openness
Abstract available upon request.


Sovereign Refinancing Negotiations and Bargaining Strength Asymmetries
Abstract available upon request.