Originally from Delaware, I came to Pomona directly from graduate school at MIT in 1987. My research interests include theories of consumer spending and saving, the effects of budget deficits on interest rates, and recently the impact of railroads on grain market integration and famines in 19th century India. I teach mostly macroeconomics classes. I have done sabbaticals at Stanford University, UC Irvine, and Honduras. I have also taught macroeconomics at Claremont Graduate University. I served as chair of the economics department from 2007-2010. I am married and have two boys, Gregory and Duncan, who keep me busy.