Robert studies the economic and financial history of modern Europe. He specializes in the history of central banking, international relations, and financial crises. His dissertation explores the role of economic advisers in shaping monetary and fiscal policies in interwar Britain and Germany. To these ends, he plans to investigate historical debates on the gold standard, wartime reparations, industrial policy, and exchange rates.
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 the best honors thesis in the department. Before coming to Princeton, he worked as a Business Analyst at Visa and as a Research Associate at the Center for Financial Stability. His research has been published in the Financial History Review and Studies in Applied Economics.