E-mail: mrockmo1@gmail.com




    My research focuses on:
  • Microeconomics of conflict 
    • Insecurity
    • Measurement of exposure
    • Conflict, nutrition and health
  • Illicit behavior by politicians
    • Foregone growth 
    • Distortions to public sector
  • Effects of shocks 
    • Behavioral
    • Anthropometric and Mental Health
    This agenda has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
    the International Growth Center (IGC) and has appeared in leading journals and conferences.

    I am a Senior Economist at the GAO in the International Affairs and Trade Division (IAT). Note that  
    my research  does not necessarily reflect the views of the GAO nor of the Federal Government.   
    Rather this should be interpreted as my own research.

   Prior to this, I was a visiting Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College, and an Assistant Professor at    
   Clark University. I completed  my PhD at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and 
   Management at Cornell University and worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute    
   (IFPRI) and the Urban Institute (UI).

    I can be reached at mrockmo1@gmail.com