About me

I’m an Associate Professor at Queen Mary University of London, in the School of Business and Management.

My research analyses how to overcome the most significant barriers to economic development. I am particularly interested in three of these barriers:
-Violent conflict
-The persistent effects of inequalities in wealth
-Poor economic governance

I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge (King’s College).

I’ve been at Queen Mary University of London since 2015. I previously taught and held research positions at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

Other current affiliations:

Director, Economic Development and Impact Evaluation (EDIE) research network

Member, Oxford-LSE Improving Institutions for pro-poor Growth (iiG)

Member, Economics of Inequality and Poverty Analysis (EQUALITAS)

Member, Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR)

Member, Equity and Development Research Group (EDReG)

My research has been published among others in Journal of Conflict Resolution, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Development Policy Review, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Public Money and Management.