Welcome to my website!

I am a PhD candidate of Economics at the School of Economics, Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, graduating in June 2020. I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews during the 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

My research focuses on understanding firm and worker level heterogeneity and how it impacts economy aggregates like trade, innovation, productivity and labor market dynamics. For my job market paper, I use a variety of administrative firm level micro datasets from the U.S. Census Bureau to study the impact of offshoring on domestic R&D, and their complementary effect on firm performance.

My new paper with M.Larch, I.Murtazashvili and Y.V. Yotov is R&R at Economica.

I am also interested in studying entrepreneurship dynamics, particularly the link between self-employment and entrepreneurship. Currently I am involved in a project that tries to assess the utility of the National Establishment Time Series (NETS) data as a representative database to study entrepreneurship dynamics in the U.S. The project is funded by Ewing and Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Teaching: Here is a link to my detailed course evaluations.

My CV is available here.

Here is my short resume.

CONTACT: idg23@drexel.edu, (716) 364-8999