Aaron is a doctoral student of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His fields of interest include macroeconomics, public and private finance, monetary economics, and comparative economic systems. Since joining the economics department, Aaron's research has focused on the comparative economics of household finance across countries, particularly with regard to credit access, debt levels, and its implications for consumption and economic growth. Prior to graduate school, Aaron attained a Bachelors of Science in economics, with distinction, from Indiana University South Bend in 2015. His research in undergrad focused on the economics of immigration, investigating how local firms respond to immigration flows through capital investment in new establishments, the resulting paper was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Aaron has also worked as a research assistant for professors at both Indiana University and UMass, and recently completed an internship with the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C.
For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
- JFK (Yale University Commencement, June 11, 1962)
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