My primary field of research is macroeconomics with applications in public finance. I’m currently working on three personal research projects. The first involves the fiscal federalism of Medicaid in the United States. This project studies the interaction between the federal government and states with respect to Medicaid financing. The second project involves designing a heterogeneous-agent model for state-level fiscal policy analysis. This calibrated model generates realistic features of individual income, sales, and property taxes for the State of Louisiana, which allows government officials to evaluate policy alternatives before implementing them. Finally, my third project studies the consequences of limiting corporate net operating loss carryforwards. Initial results suggest that limiting this deduction has a minimal effect on tax revenue and could actually lead to reductions in tax revenue.