I am an Assistant Professor with the Finance Subject Area at the London Business School.  

I use empirical methods to understand the government policies that foster financial development and the frictions that prevent that development. Conversely, I study how financial development feeds back into the development of government capacity. 

I completed a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Finance at Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Classics Studies at the University of Florida.


Working Papers

Public Monitoring, Private Lending: Evidence From Tax Audit Reform in Ecuador. (Revise and Resubmit at The Review of Financial Studies)

How do banks compete? Lessons from an Ecuadorian loan tax. With Felipe Brugués

Selected Work in Progress

Equilibrium effects of quality disclosure in higher education. With Felipe Brugués and Sebastián Otero.

Monopsony power and trade credit: Evidence from the Ecuadorian banana industry. With Apoorv Gupta.