I am a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. I teach statistics, econometrics, and microeconomics.
My research and teaching interests include the microeconomics of development -- especially labor, gender, and agriculture -- applied microeconometrics, labor markets in developing countries, survey methodology, policy analysis, and program evaluation. In particular, my research focuses on the effects of public works programs, non-farm entrepreneurship, intrahousehold bargaining, and agriculture. My work centers on both South Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. I have fieldwork experience in Malawi and Kenya.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Washington (UW). I also have a MS from UW, a MPP from Georgia State University, and a B.A. from the University of Georgia. Prior to graduate school, I taught English in Spain and South Korea.