The Ohio State University

Department of Economics
Ph.D Candidate

Vanessa is a macroeconomist interested in analyzing the intersection of monetary & fiscal policy with the wealth distribution, in particular during recessions. Her current work takes a closer look at wealthy hand-to-mouth households in the data, and quantifies their measured MPC’s during the Great Recession in order to test the implications of papers that model these agents.

Fields of Expertise:
  • Macro
  • Theory
  • Labor
  • Ph.D Economics, The Ohio State University, 2021 (expected)
  • MA Economics, The Ohio State University, 2017
  • BA Economics, California State University, 2014
Contact Information
  • Aubhik Khan, primary advisor
  • Julia Thomas
  • Meta Brown
  • Kyle Dempsey