Welcome to my website! I am a PhD candidate in Political Economy and Government (Economics Track) at Harvard University. My research interests are in development economics, with intersecting interests in public economics and political economy.
My primary research agenda focuses on increasing tax revenue in states with low capacity, and how such efforts to build fiscal capacity shape bureaucrats’ performance and citizens’ engagement with the government. A second agenda explores the long-run determinants of in-group preferences such as family and ethnic bias. My field work is based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Before coming to Harvard, I received a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics from École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris) and Paris School of Economics, and an M.Sc. in Political Economy of Development from the London School of Economics.
I am currently on the job market and available for interviews at or after the (virtual) 2020 EEA meetings and the 2021 ASSA meetings.