I am a Ph.D. candidate in finance at The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business, and I am excited to join the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Financial Economist Fellow in Summer 2020.
My research interests vary across topics in corporate finance and financial institutions.
Previously, I received degrees (MBA 2014, B.A. Economics 2009) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Research on cross-border transmission of monetary policy focuses overwhelmingly on the role of financial institutions as capital suppliers. I argue that nonfinancial firms, as capital demanders, are also important. In a large international sample, firms rebalance their debt away from (toward) currencies where monetary policy rates rise (fall). This behavior is more prominent when debt-market frictions are low and firm financial flexibility is high. Long-term debt and bank debt are especially sensitive to rebalancing. Finally, declines in foreign policy rates boost investment for the firms most able to borrow in foreign markets.