Welcome! I am a Research Economist at the Bank of England, and an Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.
I am interested in studying financial frictions and their impact on firm-level behaviour (investment) and aggregate economic performance (productivity and growth) through their role in the allocation of resources.
I am also interested in the interplay between corporate finance and management practices in determining firms' investment behaviour.
Relatedly, I am interested in studying how the behaviour of financial intermediaries can either alleviate or worsen financial frictions, for example in the context of trade in financial services (e.g., syndication) and credit market interventions (e.g., forbearance lending).
More recently, I have started investigating how the use of Fintech by commercial banks can alleviate financial constraints faced by small and medium-sized firms.