I am an active researcher in the areas of macroeconomics currently focusing on the theoretical and empirical effectiveness of fiscal policy and its redistributional consequences. A graduate of the University of York with a BSc in Economics, I went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. Since then I have graduated with an MSc in Economics from the University of York and have recently completed my Ph.D. from there also. Since then, I have been at Christ Church Business School from August 2013.
My current research is grounded in the theoretical and empirical effectiveness of fiscal policy and its redistributional consequences, frequently using dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. Current working papers consider the recent financial crisis and subsequent economic slowdown covering topics such as: the ‘austerity versus stimulus’ debate; fiscal policy at the monetary policy zero lower bound; and the empirical consequences of fiscal procyclicality.