Robert studies the economic history of Europe and the United States in the twentieth century with a focus on central banking, financial crises, and political economy. His dissertation examines international monetary cooperation during the Great Depression and Second World War. To that end, he plans to investigate the reformulation of academic theories on the gold standard, unemployment, industrial policy, and wartime planning among contemporary economists.
In 2017, he received a B.A. with Highest Honors in History and Economics from Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded the Dewey Grantham award for best honors thesis in the department. Before coming to Princeton, he worked as a Business Analyst at Visa and a Research Associate at the Center for Financial Stability. His research has been published in the Financial History Review, Studies in Applied Economics, and the Center for Financial Stability: Papers in Financial History.