Vanessa is a macroeconomist interested in analyzing the intersection of monetary & fiscal policy with the wealth distribution, in particular during recessions. Her current work investigates the effects of fiscal stimulus payments on aggregate consumption, specifically focusing on long-term effects. Her job market paper shows that fiscal stimuli are more effective than previously believed when accounting for these non-negligible long-term effects, and that relatively less wealthy households are bigger drivers of the changes in aggregate consumption than previous literature suggested.

  • Ph.D Economics, The Ohio State University, 2022
  • MA Economics, The Ohio State University, 2017
  • BA Economics, California State University, 2014
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