I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

I received my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 2012 under the supervision of Tim Kehoe, Fabrizio Perri, and Cristina Arellano. I also hold electrical and computer engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and Supélec (now Centrale-Supélec) in France.

Before joining Notre Dame, I was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the Trade and Financial Studies section of the Division of International Finance. I also taught at Johns Hopkins University.

I was born and grew up in Togo, with roots in Ghana on my mother's side. My spouse was born in Haiti and equally claims her Brooklyn cred. We met in Minnesota and are the (mostly?) joyful parents of Elijah and Izzy.


  • International Trade: globalization, trade reforms, and labor markets
  • International Macro: globalization, financial crises, and sovereign debt
  • Growth and Firm Heterogeneity in the U.S. using Census micro data
  • Development: political distortions in infrastructure networks


Here is my latest resume.

Please contact me at: kondo <at> illenin <dot> com


Department of Economics

University of Notre Dame

3042 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Notre Dame IN 46556

phone: (574) 631-9487

email: ikondo (at) nd.edu