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

My primary research agenda explores the determinants of state capacity, with a focus on taxation. My second agenda focuses on the origins of social groups (especially kinship) and their effects on development. My field work is based in the D.R. Congo, where I run a research organization called Odeka.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford King Center on Global Development. In September 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.