Welcome to my website.
I am a visiting fellow at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, New York University. My research focuses on topics related to food security and nutrition, food price shocks, conflict and instability, governance, and international trade. I investigate policy-oriented questions using recent household survey data from developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. My fields of specialization include applied microeconomics, development economics, and political economy.
After receiving my Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA (2009), I spent four years as a research economist at the Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. I have worked as a consultant for the World Bank and I have served as an adjunct professor of econometrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to my graduate studies, I was asmall enterprise development volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Dakar (Yoff), Senegal. I received my B.S. in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU, summa cum laude (2000).
Above you can find links to my research and curriculum vitae.