I am fascinated with studying disruptive and innovative companies. I research how financial markets can spur the growth of entrepreneurial companies, focusing on the role of venture capital and private equity. My research has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I like to explore Ithaca and the Finger Lakes with my family. I am also excited to enjoy winter outdoor activities.
What are your current outreach/extension projects?
My research identifies and tries to help mitigate market frictions that entrepreneurs face, making capital available to innovative startups.
What are three adjectives people might use to describe you?
Adventurous, analytic, (overly) optimistic.
What (specifically) brought you to Cornell CALS?
I was drawn to the diverse intellectual collaborations and excellent student body.
If you had unlimited grant funding, what major problem in your field would you want to solve?
I would conduct randomized controlled trials to investigate specific reasons behind why certain startups succeed while others fail.
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