My main passion is applied economics with an open mind in approaching quantitive methodology (from econometrics, machine learning to networks). The topics of which I am currently pursuing in my doctoral studies are:
- Economic complexity/capabilities and growth
- Industry skill diversity and wages
- Economic structure and inequality
A core research interest of mine is understanding income determinants from a country level (macro) to an individual level (micro).
A friend of mine once asked me, “If you had to convince a young adult why they should study economics, what would you tell them?” I responded, “If they are curious about the world then study economics – become a worldy philosopher – as Robert Heilbroner coined it.” Similarly, my interests follow this spirit of curiosity.