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 wife, Dr. Chelda Smith Kondo, was born in Haiti. We met in Minnesota and are the joyful parents of our son, Elijah, and one daughter, Isabelle Sénam.
- 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
CONTACT INFO @ ND
Department of Economics
University of Notre Dame
3042 Jenkins Nanovic Hall
Notre Dame IN 46556
phone: (574) 631-9487
email: ikondo (at) nd.edu