About Me

common sense, strategic thinking, data-driven analysis 

I enjoy finding rigorous yet pragmatic ways to make sense of complex questions.

Throughout my career as an econometrician, professor of economics first, central banker, and think tanker, my focus has remained the same: finding the best approaches to draw insights from data to inform smart decisions.

Currently, I lead the Milken Institute’s data-driven efforts in international finance (systemic risk, financial stability, ESG investing, technology, capital flows), health economics (public health risks, health disparities), and regional economics (regional competitiveness, innovation, disparities). I am also a member of the T20 task-force on global financial architecture, an advisory committee to the G20.

When not working, I’m probably sparring, surfing or traveling.