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. Here is my CV.
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.
I will join Stanford University as a King Center Postdoctoral Fellow this summer. In January 2023, I will join USC as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department.