Welcome. I am an Economist at the World Bank’s Development Research Group. My research focuses on public sector governance and justice reform, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected situations. I am involved in a range of field experiments in Africa and South Asia, involving legal aid and mediation, post-conflict reconciliation, and citizen-led accountability of public service providers and commercial investors.
My research has been funded by USAID, DFID, the World Bank, the UN Peace Building Fund, the International Growth Centre, the Open Society Foundation, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), JPAL’s Governance Initiative, and others. For more, take a look at my past and ongoing projects, and my academic writing.
I received my Ph.D. and M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University, where I studied as a Rhodes Scholar and was affiliated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies. Prior to joining the World Bank, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. I have also spent time at the Institute for International Economic Studies as a Marie Curie-AMID Scholar, and at the Center for Global Development.