I am an Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, in Canada. Before joining the VSE I worked at the Department of Economics and the Macrohistory Lab at Bonn University. I am also a Research Affiliate of IZA.

My primary research interests are in Development Economics, Economic History and Economic Growth.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2015 through the European Doctoral Programme. My dissertation on long-term Economic Persistence was awarded the Enrique Fuentes Quintana prize for best thesis in the Social Sciences in Spain.

Here are my pages at the VSE at UBC, IDEAS and SSRN.