I enjoy finding rigorous yet pragmatic ways to make sense of complex questions.
Throughout my career as an econometrician, professor of economics first, then a central banker, and think tanker, my focus has remained the same: finding the best approaches to draw insights from data to inform smart decisions. Nowadays, I rely on machine learning tools, standard econometrics, and analytical reasoning to draw data-driven recommendations.
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.