Welcome!

I am an economist interested in development economics, public economics, and political economy.

My primary research agenda explores the determinants of state capacity and tax capacity in particular. My second agenda focuses on the origins of social ties (especially kinship) and their effects on development. My field work is based in the D.R. Congo, where I help manage a non-profit survey organization called Odeka.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford King Center on Global Development. In Fall 2022, I will join USC's Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor.

I received my Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government (Economics Track) from Harvard University in 2021. I graduated from the Paris School of Economics with a B.A. and M.A. in Economics.

Here is my CV.