Contact Info:
Associate Professor 
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
(831) 656-2029

I am an Associate Professor of economics in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. I received my PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006 and a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000. After receiving my PhD I spent a year at Hoover as a National Fellow in 2006. Then, I was an economics fellow at Stanford University from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 I joined Scripps College where I remained till 2014 before  moving to the Naval Postgraduate School. 

My research focuses on key issues in economic development and public finance, with a particular emphasis on colonial India. Specifically, I study how British policies influenced outcomes in sectors such as education and railways. I also work on topics in US education policy.