Robert is a PhD student in economic history, specifically in the areas of twentieth-century financial history and central banking. His current research examines how economic theories influenced monetary policies during the interwar period. Other interests include the history of reserve currencies, political economy, and business history.
He received a BA with highest honors in History and Economics along with a minor in Financial Economics from Vanderbilt University. He has also studied at the London School of Economics. Before coming to Princeton, he worked as a Business Analyst at Visa in San Francisco. His research has been published in Studies in Applied Economics and the Center for Financial Stability: Working Papers.