I am an applied development microeconomist. My research studies how firms and investors navigate conflict, corruption, and crime in volatile markets. I am also interested in the politics of international finance; the environmental and political consequences of natural resource wealth; urbanization in emerging countries; and climate change adaptation.
I am currently an Economist at the World Bank in the South Asia Region Chief Economist (SARCE) Office, as well as a visiting scholar at Princeton University. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Empirical Studies of Conflict research group and Lecturer at the School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
I hold a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School. I have conducted field research in Uganda, Nigeria, and Myanmar.