This profile was current as of 2016, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Thesis TitleThe Gravity Equation of International Trade

I have worked with Professor Bergstrand on updating and refining his database of international trade agreements. We research old and new agreements in order to accurately categorize the trade links between countries and rate their openness. I am interested in how trade connects economies and what role this plays in shaping the global market. This year I will be writing a thesis with Professor Bergstrand dealing with the gravity equation of international trade, which loosely applies the concept of Newton’s gravity equation to predicting the trade flows between two countries.

I have been involved in organizations such as Student Government, Student Union Board and SIBC in addition to Kellogg at Notre Dame. My Freshman and Sophomore year summers I worked with Professor Cosimano researching financial mathematics as he was co-authoring a textbook for the Mathematical Methods in Finance and Economics course. This past summer I worked as a Summer Analyst with J.P. Morgan in Chicago with the Syndicated Leveraged Finance group.


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