I’m the director of the research network “Economic Development and Impact Evaluation” (EDIE). At EDIE I’m currently working on two topics: the impact of drug cartels on development and to what extent historical levels of inequality affect development in the long-run.
Since 2007 I’ve been a member of the University of Oxford-LSE research network “Improving Institutions for pro-poor Growth” (iiG).
The iiG is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and it aims at generating new insights about institutions’ influence on pro-poor growth in Africa and South Asia through an innovative programme of research, capacity building, and dissemination.
At the iiG I have worked on four main topics:
I’m also a member of “Economics of Inequality and Poverty Analysis” (EQUALITAS). The network is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation with the aim of developing expertise on the analysis of inequality and poverty.