Curriculum Vita

For a PDF version of my CV click here
Christopher J Roark
 

Education

Ph.D in Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC                                 Expected May 2017

   Advisor: A. Craig Burnside

Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University, Durham, NC            Expected May 2017

M.A. in Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC                                                           2011

B.A. in Economics and French, The University of Texas at Austin, TX                           2008

 

Areas of Specialization

Primary Field: Macroeconomics

Secondary Field: Econometrics

Areas of Concentration: International Economics, Financial Economics,

International Finance

 

Teaching Experience

Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC

   Instructor, Intermediate Macroeconomics                                                            2015-Present

   Head Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Econometrics                                           2011-2014

   Head Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomic Analysis II                                                     

   Head Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomic Analysis I

Department of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, TX

   Supplemental Instructor, Intro to Microeconomics                                                    2007-2008

 

Research Experience

Department of Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC

Research Assistant for A. Craig Burnside                                                                2012-present

Research Assistant for Michelle Conolly                                                                                 2015

 

 

Working Papers

“Investment Driven Exchange Rate Dynamics”                                                                     2016

“The Evolution of U.S. Spectrum Values Over Time” joint with Michelle Connolly,

Nelson Sa, and Azeem Zaman                                                                                               2016

“Real Exchange Rates: Exploring Fundamentals in the Cross Section”                              2015

 

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

Martin Bronfenbrenner Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC                                   2014

Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC                                            2013

Graduate with Highest Honors, The University of Texas at Austin, TX                              2008
 

Professional Service

Peer Mentor to First Year Ph.D. candidates, Duke University                                      2011-2015

Economics Graduate Student Council, President, Duke University                             2012-2013

 

Skillsets

Computer Proficiencies: MATLAB, Stata, Mathematica, Latex, Excel, C, C++

Advanced Proficiency: French