My research interests lie mainly around the topics of development, regulation and corruption. I am also beginning a new research agenda on land rights in developing countries. For more details, please see my research page, see my CV, or drop me an email.
I teach a course entitled 'Economics of Regulation in Developing Countries' on the Public Policy and Development Masters here at the Paris School of Economics.
I completed my PhD at the University of Oxford, supervised by John Vickers and Steve Bond. The focus of the thesis was on the ways in which infrastructure regulation in developing countries needs to be different from that in more developed countries, and I have worked on this issue as a consultant to the World Bank. After my PhD, I was a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, employed as an Economist in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Malawi. I have also undertaken work on the issue of economic inequality with the Institute for Fiscal Studies. I am an Associate Fellow of the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) at the Université libre de Bruxelles.