I am an assistant professor in the Finance Department at Stockholm School of Economics and Eva and Mats Qviberg Research Fellow at the Swedish House of Finance.
In my research I use empirical and theoretical approaches to analyze the impact of financing frictions on the real economy, especially as it relates to inequality.
I did my Ph.D. studies in finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Before Wharton, I received a M.Sc. in Economics from Sharif University of Technology and a B.Sc. in Physics. During my Ph.D. at Wharton I studied the connection between student loans and social mobility. I quantify the impact of external-financing frictions on differences in educational attainment between students from low- and high-income backgrounds. I evaluate alternatives to student debt, such as making public colleges tuition-free.
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