I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and I hold a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

My research straddles development economics, political economy, and natural resource and environmental economics.

In my work, I find innovative strategies to empirically identify the effect of interventions in violent conflict and natural resource management. My job market paper investigates how targeting terrorist leaders affects terrorist violence, by exploiting a natural experiment posed by drone strikes 'hitting' and 'missing' terrorist leaders. In another project on so-called 'conflict diamonds', I identify the effect of increases in the diamond price on violent conflict, by finding a way to capture potential diamond-producing areas using geology. I am currently joint PI on a Randomized Controlled Trial investigating whether community monitoring of the forest can decrease deforestation in Uganda, and I have co-designed a lab-in-the-field experiment on how recalling experiences of violence affects individuals' risk preferences, time preferences, and tendency to behave pro-socially.

I am on the job market in 2018-2019, and am available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in Atlanta, the European Job Market in Naples, and the RES PhD Meetings in London.

For more information, please visit my personal website.

Paper: The wane of command: Evidence on drone strikes and control within terrorist organizations

Areas of Expertise: Development Economics; Political Economy; Natural Resource and Environmental EconomicsDownload Paper