Professor of Economics and Data Science at University of Cambridge 

Director of Master's in Economics and Data Science at Faculty of Economics

Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge

External Research Professor at  PRIO

Associate Editor at Economic Journal 

CEPR, IZA and HCEO Affiliate 

Photo taken by Amélie Philibert

Research fields: Political Economy, Labor Economics, Data Science, Conflict, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning


I am Professor of Economics and Data Science at the University of Cambridge and an External Research Professor at  PRIO. I am also a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, and a Research Affiliate at CEPR, HCEO, and IZA. I work with complex datasets and applied methodologies, including machine learning and structural modelling. I am a co-founder of and have conducted multiple projects with the FCDO, German Foreign Office, and IMF. I have published in top Economics and Political Science journals, such as American Political Science Review, Journal of European Economic Association, and Journal of Public Economics. My work has been featured widely across the media including The Guardian, Washington Post, the Economist, the BBC, FAZ, and Der Spiegel. I am listed amongst the top 1% of Economists in terms of research output in the last ten years.

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