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Timothy F

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at George Washington University


Economics, Monetary Policy, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, Econometrics, Forecasting


Welcome to my Polygence mentor page! My name is Tim, I'm a Ph.D. student studying economics at the George Washington University. I have several years of tutoring and teaching experience in both math and economics. I am passionate about working with students and guiding them toward their unique research goals. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing video games, and reading. I also enjoy getting out into nature to hike or snowboard in the winter.

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Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Missing Inflation

Beginning in 2008, central banks have engaged in several large-scale asset purchasing programs (LSAP). Under these programs, central banks purchased trillions of dollars worth of assets from banks. The quantity theory of money states (simply) that if the quantity of money were to double then the price level should also double. Until 2021, there was no significant inflation in the United States. Even after 2021, many economists suggest that LSAPs put relatively little inflationary pressure on prices. Can we find the missing inflation or is the quantity theory of money flawed?

Coding skills

R, Matlab, Excel, Stata

Teaching experience

I have tutored in a variety of environments including virtual. I had tutoring sessions with college freshmen where we learned more about microeconomics. I have also tutored pre-calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II in a college setting. I worked with several high school students to enhance algebra skills, meeting both in-person and virtually. I also volunteered to work virtually with elementary children on assignments during the early days of the pandemic.


Work experience

Cornwall Central School District (2021 - 2022)
Substitute Teacher
Siena College (HEOP) (2021 - 2021)
Siena College (SASE) (2020 - 2021)
Siena College Research Institute (2019 - 2020)


Siena College
BA Bachelor of Arts (2021)
George Washington University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

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