I am an Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team of the World Bank’s Development Research Group. My research interests lie in law and economics, political economy, and applied microeconomics, focusing specifically on the relationship between law, institutions, conflict, and development.
I lead the ‘Data and Evidence for Justice Reform’ (DE JURE) global research program, which aims to establish a global data infrastructure for the justice sector and, through rigorous analysis and experimentation, expand the evidence base on the economics of justice reform. I also manage the justice portfolio of the World Bank’s ieGovern initiative, which runs impact evaluations inside government organizations.
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. My work has been funded by DFID, USAID, the UN, the World Bank, the International Growth Centre, the Open Society Foundation, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), JPAL’s Governance Initiative, and others.