My main academic research is in macroeconomics but I am also interested in the measurement of poverty and income inequality. I am currently analysing income distribution in Qatar, working with the General Secretariat of Development Planning, Doha
In my latest research in macroeconomics, I investigate the relationship between price stickiness and monetary non-neutrality. Recent research has shown that price stickiness at the firm level may not lead to monetary non-neutrality if pricing behaviour is state-dependent. This is due to a 'selection effect' - the firms that are re-setting have prices furthest from their equilibrium. I allow decision-making and price-setting costs to have distinct roles in pricing behaviour and this sufficiently weakens the selection effect to restore monetary non-neutrality.