Ida Aghdas Mirzaie is a Senior Lecturer at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She also works on constructing and analysing the Debt Stress Index of the US households at the Center for Human Resource Research. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999. She had previously worked as an assistant professor at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, she has worked for the Center for Survey Research at Ohio State University constructing and analysing Ohio’s Consumer Confidence and Debt Index. Her fields of specialisation are international finance and open economy macroeconomics. Her work has been published in many different journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance and Economic Inquiry.