My research interests are in development economics, applied microeconomics, and pedagogical economics. My dissertation research focused on sorting equilibrium with respect to water access in Sri Lanka. I plan to present my research on the declining competitiveness of U.S. tennis players in the upcoming Eastern Economic Association (EEA) conference in March 2012. In pedagogical economics, I have developed a teaching technique to maximize students' class participation and plan to present it in the upcoming National Conference on Teaching Economics on May 30-June 1, 2012.