Department of Economics
Bowdoin College


    I am a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bowdoin College. 

    My primary research interests are:
  • the micro-economics of conflict and insecurity (the risk of violence)
  • the health and behavioral effects of shocks
  • the costs of illicit behavior by politicians
    My research frequently depends on novel data sets that I create with my co-authors, confidential     
    government data or data from my fieldwork.
    My research agenda has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and
    the International Growth Center (IGC) and has appeared at leading national and international

    Prior to joining Bowdoin College, I was an Assistant Professor at Clark University and 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).