Welcome to my web page! I work at the Economics Department and at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Texas. My current research focuses on optimal policy related to energy, the environment, and the macroeconomy. Specifically, I am studying finance and innovation in fossil and renewable energy sources and their implications for employment and economic growth. I have also worked on financial institutions and on monetary policy. Finally, I am interested in the macroeconomic and energy policies of the European Union.