I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2006. I specialize in Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; my research interests also include International Macroeconomics and Time Series Econometrics. My current research focuses on the impact of deviations from rational expectations, psychological factors, and learning behavior, on macroeconomic fluctuations.