I completed my Ph.D. in economics in August, 2010 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). My fields of interest are Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics and Finance. I have had more than five years of experience in teaching at different universities. I have also published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals in the area of economics and finance. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Stout.