I am an Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, in Canada. My primary research interests are in Economic History, Development Economics and Economic Growth. My current research on historical conflict is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
I am also a Research Affiliate of CEPR and IZA, a member of the Editorial Board of the Economic History of Developing Regions journal, the Board of Directors of ASREC the Scientific Committee of RIDGE and co-head of the LACEA-EHN.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from UPF in 2015 through the EDP (visiting the LSE). My dissertation, supervised by Hans-Joachim Voth was awarded the Enrique Fuentes Quintana prize for best thesis in the Social Sciences in Spain. Before joining the VSE I worked at the Department of Economics and the Macrohistory Lab at Bonn University.