Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Oxford
Bio: I joined Nottingham in September 2011 after a post-doc at CSAE in Oxford, where I also completed my DPhil (PhD) in the Department of Economics (2009). My first degree was in Modern Chinese Studies (Freiburg, Beijing, Leeds) and I also hold an MA in Development Economics from UEA.
Research: My research focuses on the empirical aspects of economic development, technological change and growth. My current research on knowledge accumulation and diffusion is funded by the UK ESRC under the 'Future Research Leaders' scheme. My CV can be found here, detailed research output is here (Google Scholar page and RePEc page).
Article publication: My paper on the relationship between debt and growth (with Andrea Presbitero, IMF) has now been accepted for publication at the Journal of International Economics. It featured in an article in The Financial Times (7th April, 2014) and I also presented related work at the 2014 conference of the Royal Economic Society, which I talk about with Viv Davies for VoxEU here.
Book publication: Routledge published Empirical Development Economics late last year, to which I contributed three chapters on panel time series (macro panels) - Chapters 26-28. The cover is designed from a photo taken by one of the other contributors, Simon Quinn (Oxford). The lead authors are Mans Soderbom (Gothenburg) and my DPhil supervisor Francis Teal (Oxford), the section on impact evaluation was written by Andrew Zeitlin (Georgetown). Some more details on the book can be found here (order from Routledge US or UK, Amazon US or UK). A dedicated website contains data and do files for replication.
Peer review: At the end of August I returned to Ghent in Belgium to act as external PhD examiner for the second time. Ruben Schoonackers has already joined the National Bank of Belgium as a research economist and was being examined for his economics doctorate in the Department of Social Economics.
I provide links to over 300 macro and micro datasets for development economics. Follow my tweets for updates. I also have written a number of Stata routines for macro panel analysis and provide details on other user-written commands for spatial and panel time series econometrics.
School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK; firstname.lastname@example.org; @MEDevEcon
Last updated: 19th August 2015