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How important is firm entry and exit in aggregate productivity growth? We document that periods of rapid growth are associated with a higher contribution of entry and exit, and develop a theory explaining these facts in the paper "Firm Entry and Exit and Aggregate Growth".

I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh. My research focuses on sovereign debt crises, firm dynamics and growth, and the heterogeneous welfare impacts of the Great Recession (ResearchGoogle Scholar). I hold a B.A. in Economics, a B.A. in political science, and a master's degree in international studies from Yonsei University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota.