Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 West Circle Drive, Room 301C
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. I am currently involved in research projects in Burkina Faso, China, Rwanda, and the UK. This research involves work on intra-household labor allocation decisions, factors influencing households’ adoption of new agricultural technologies, understanding adult children’s motivations for giving transfers and support to parents, and household bargaining between spouses. I employ a variety of research methods, including randomized control trials, laboratory experiments, and survey data analysis.
I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago. Before coming to MSU, I was a research fellow at the University of Oxford. I have taught graduate courses in household and development economics, and undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomics and development economics.
"[Economics] is judged ultimately by how well it helps us understand the world, and how well we can help improve it." Gary Becker