Research

My research interests are in the areas of International economics (with an emphasis on 
empirical trade), Macroeconomic growth and development, and applied econometrics. My 
research agenda can be largely categorized into three areas of inquiry: Trade costs & margins 
of trade; Macroeconomic variables & trade; and heterogeneous impact of trade costs on trade flows. (Click here to view my research statement) 

Publications
"Growth Takeoffs & Trade Margins : A Quantile Regression Approach" (with E. Figueiredo & B. Sheridan) , Empirical Economics, 59 (1), 2020, 275-294 
"Heterogeneous Time Zone Effects  & Exports " (with E. Figueiredo & B. Sheridan), Economics Bulletin, 39 (2), 2019, 1039-1046.
"Time Zones, GDP & Exports," (with R. Tomasik), Applied Economics Letters, 26 (6), 2019, 496-500.
"Revisiting the Olympic Effect," Review of International Economics, 25 (2)2017, 279-291.
"Time Zone Effect and the Margins of Exports," (with R. Tomasik),  The World Economy, 40 (6), 2017, 1053-1067.
"Austerity and Exports," (with J. Ederington, J. Minier and B. Sheridan), Review of  International Economics, 24 (2), 2016, 203-225.
"The Not So Distant Effect of Distance Within a Time Zone," ( with R. Tomasik), Applied Economics Letters, 22 (16), 2015, 1335-1339.
"Reconciling the WTO Effect on Trade at the Extensive and Intensive Margins," International Economic Journal , 29 (2)2015, 231-257.
"The Effect of Inter-Country Competition on Interest Rate Pass-Through in the European Union," (with J. Saunoris & B. Maskay), International J. of Monetary Economics and Finance, 5 (2), 2012, 169-182.
"Foreign Aid Policy and it's Effect in Nepal", EconoQuantum, 2006. (Undergraduate Research)

Working Papers 
"Economic Growth Takeoffs and the Extensive and Intensive Margins of Trade" (with B. Sheridan) (under review
“Labor Market Rigidity and Trade Margins” (with W. Charles Sawyer)

Work in Progress
"Economic Growth and Trade:  An Empirical Analysis” (with E. Figueiredo & B. Sheridan)
''Crime during the business cycle : Revisited" (with Sediq Sameem) 
" Financial Development & Trade" (with M. Islam Khan)
Financial Development & Margins ofTrade
Financial Development & Margins ofTrade