My research focuses on political economy, development, cultural and labor economics. I'm especially interested in migration, diffusion of opinions and ideas, social networks, economics of identity, and historical political economy.
I am organizing the Growth Lab seminar at Brown. Please contact me if you want to apply for a slot in the following term.
I also play chess at the local club, and soccer with Brown U team 'Random Walk'.
News and updates on research:
This year, I will be presenting:
"Learning from the Origins: Immigrants' Networks, Political Attitudes, and the European Refugee Crisis" - at SIOE-2022 (U of Toronto, June 25), Warwick (CAGE center, June 28), PhD-EVS webinar (Sep 22), Watson Institute at Brown (Sep 28), Queen Mary U of London (Oct 19), EBRD (Oct 25), Economics of Migration Seminar (Oct 25), Immigration in OECD countries (Dec 12)
"Epidemics, Diversity, and Group Identities: Evidence from West African Ebola Outbreak" at the 100 Years of Economic Development Conference (Cornell, Sep 15-17)
"Does the 'Melting Pot' Still Melt? ICTs and the Integration of Immigrants" at Brown Econ (Sep 14), ASREC Europe Conference (London, October 20-22)
"Personal Jesus: Economic Effects of Evangelical Christianity" (with Maxim Ananyev and Michael Poyker) - at the ASREC Conference (Chapman University, April 23)
Research and working paper updates:
Video of my presentation at the Economics of Migration Seminar: YouTube