I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. My research interests are in international economic, macroeconomics, and information economics. My research focuses on borrowing and lending by governments, firms, and households in the presence of default risk. In much of my work, I study how information frictions affect the way such agents borrow and default, as well as the prices they receive from markets and the behavior of traders in secondary markets. I received my BA from Georgetown University and my PhD from the University of Minnesota.