Welcome! I am an Associate Professor of Economics in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland and currently chair of the department. My research lies at the nexus of law and economics, regulation and industrial organization. Not in the traditional anti-trust sense. Rather, I am interested in examining whether and how competitive forces interact with a regulator's ability to enforce regulations and ensure firms' compliance with its regulations. Accordingly, my research is centered around two major themes: (1) Do market forces and regulatory enforcement reinforce or crowd each other out? (2) What is the optimal type of monitoring or enforcement of regulations within a given market structure? I use game theory, micro-economic theory and some empirical methods to answer these questions.
Besides research I enjoy teaching undergraduate microeconomic theory, game theory and MBA statistics and strategy.