I am Professor of Economics and a macroeconomist by training (PhD, University of Rochester 2000). My research interests lie at the intersection of macro with labor, public, and spatial economics. In the last few years, I have studied the effects of national, state, and local fiscal policies on, among others, internal migration, human capital accumulation, and firms’ location choices. I am also interested in the politico-economic origins of state and local policies. In this context, I have investigated the determinants of new tax instruments by US states during the Great Depression and the incentives of local governments to fund their municipal pension plans. This research has appeared in outlets such as the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the International Economic Review, and the Journal of Monetary Economics, among others.