Link to Curriculum Vitae


Academic History

  • Ph.D.  Department of Economics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, December 1998. 
  • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, May 1989

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Analytics
  • Economics of Organizations
  • Markets and Social Networks
  • Business and Economic History

Prior Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Cornell College. 2004-2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, 2000-2004
  • Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Fulbright Scholar, Delhi School of Economics, 1998-99


  • “Job Design in the Presence of Career Concerns” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 21(4): 1083-1109. 2012.

Media Coverage

  • “Mankind: The Story of All of Us,” a TV series produced by Nutopia Studio (London) for the History Channel, Fall 2012. Interviewed in episodes entitled "Survivors" and "New World."

Service to the Cornell Community

  • Chair, Department of Economics and Business, 2011-2014
  • Diversity Committee, 2012-13
  • Conduct Board, Chair, 2011-2012
  • Administration Committee, 2008-2010
  • Faculty Salary Sub-Committee, 2008-2010