I am an Associate Lecturer of Economics in the Research School of Economics at the ANU College of Business and Economics.

I completed my Ph.D. in January 2021 at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Australian National University.  My Ph.D. research focused on the design of optimal monetary policy towards macroeconomic stabilization in an environment characterized by climatic disruptions and heightened financial stability risks. From the Reserve Bank of Australia (i),(ii), to the U.S. Federal Reserve (iii), the European Central Bank (iv), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) (v), and the Brookings Institution (vi), findings and insights from my research have been at the center of recent monetary policy reforms.

Prior to commencing the Ph.D., I worked as a Research Economist at the Central Bank of Liberia. Before then, I worked with the Liberian Ministry of Commerce & Industry as an Economist and as Head of the Trade Facilitation Division at the Liberian Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. I have provided consulting services for several international organizations, including the World Trade Organization, the International Trade Centre, and the Brookings Institution.

Current Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. 2017-2020

    Ph.D. in Economics

    Australian National University

  • MSc 2016

    Master of International Economics and Finance

    The University of Queensland, Australia

  • Mcom 2010-2012

    Master of Commerce in Finance

    Osmania University

  • BBA 2005-2009

    BBA-Accounting and Economics (Summa cum laude & University Valedictorian)

    University of Liberia

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2020
    Commendation for Outstanding Teaching Award | College of Business and Economics | Australian National University
  • 2019
    Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education | Australian National University
    ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education | Tutoring/Demonstrating
  • 2019
    Adam Smith Fellowship in Political Economy | Mercatus Center | George Mason University
  • 2018
    Excellence in Tuturing Award | Research School of Economics | Australian National University
  • 2018
    Excellence in Teaching (Tutoring Category) Award |College of Business and Economics |Australian National University
  • July 2016
    Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence | Faculty of Business, Economics and Law | University of Queensland
    University of Queensland
  • 2012
    1st Class Honors and Distinction | College of Commerce and Business Management | Osmania University
  • 2009
    Summa Cum Laude/University Medal and Class Valedictorian | University of Liberia
  • 2005-09
    Joseph Jenkins Roberts’ Scholarship for Academic Excellence | University of Liberia