Sushant joined the Federal Reserve Bank in August 2013 as an economist in the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function. His current research interests include the macroeconomic consequences of informational frictions, the role of monetary and fiscal policy in the economies characterized by incomplete risk sharing. In addition, he is interested in studying the determinants of the hiring decisions of firms over the business cycle. Sushant received his PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland in 2013. He received his B.A in Economics and M.A in Economics from the University of Delhi in India in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He received a second M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland in 2010.