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    I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

    My research is in the areas of Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance, Applied Macro, Productivity, and Spatial Economics, using rich micro-level data and quantitative modeling approaches.

    My primary focus is on understanding how market frictions, both financial and real, affect firms' decisions, and ultimately their implications for aggregate outcomes and the spatial distribution of economic activity.

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    Working Papers [Top]

    Propagation and Amplification of Local Productivity Spillovers (with X. Giroud, Q. Maingi, & H. Mueller)

    Econometrica (conditionally accepted)
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    Financial Shocks, Productivity, and Prices (with D. Rivers & J. Tielens)

    R&R Review of Economic Studies
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    Zombie Lending and Policy Traps (with V. Acharya & O. Wang)

    R&R Review of Economic Studies
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    Anatomy of the Phillips Curve: Micro Evidence and Macro Implications (with L. Gagliardone, M. Gertler, & J. Tielens)

    R&R American Economic Review
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    Nonlinear Cost-Price Dynamics: Firm-level Evidence and Aggregate Consequences (with L. Gagliardone, M. Gertler, & J. Tielens)

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    Sources and Implications of Resource Misallocation: New Evidence from Firm-Level Marginal Products and User Costs (with F. Manaresi)

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    The Cost and Shadow Cost of Capital (with F. Manaresi)

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    Publications [Top]

    Comment on "Trade and Diffusion of Embodied Technology: An Empirical Analysis"

    Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 137, July 2023, Pages 146-149.
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    Sovereign Debt Exposure and the Bank Lending Channel: Impact on Credit Supply and the Real Economy (with F. Mezzanotti & M. Bottero)

    Journal of International Economics, Volume 126, September 2020: 103328.
    [Abstract]   [Ungated Version]   [Online appendix]   [Data and Code]   Cited by 204   Cite

    Systemic Risk on Different Interbank Network Topologies (with G. Tedeschi)

    Physica A , Volume 391, Issue 18, 15 September 2012, Pages 4331-4341.
    (Largely based on my MS dissertation thesis)

    [Abstract]   Cited by 212   Cite

    Legacy work [Top]

    Two Old Masters and a Young Genius: The Creativity of Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Jean-Michel Basquiat (with D. Galenson)

    Journal of Cultural Economics, 47, 489-511 (2023).
    [Abstract]   Cited by 1   Cite

    Pricing Genius - The Market Evaluation of Innovation (with D. Galenson)

    Journal of Applied Economics, Volume 19, Issue 2, November 2016, Pages 219-248.

    [Huffington Post Article] [Voxeu Article] [Business Insider Article]
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    Work in Progress [Top]

    Additive Firm's Dynamics (with T. Philippon)

    Selling Bad Loans (with M. Bottero, F. Mezzanotti, & GP. Parise)

    Teaching [Top]

    Foundations of Finance

    Lectures on Structural Methods for Economics and Finance