I am an Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Caltech in the Humanities and Social Sciences group. From 2010-2014, I was on the faculty at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.  I am also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).   I received my PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. Since 2006 I have worked as a quantitative advisor for Correlation Ventures, a quantitative-focused venture capital firm based in San Diego, CA.


My research studies the financial intermediation, innovation and management of high-growth entrepreneurial firms. In this environment which is characterized by extreme agency and information frictions, one can revisit fundamental issues in finance and economics. All projects attempt to create new large sample data where earlier research had only a few industries or short time periods.