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).
Book publication: Routledge recently published Empirical Development Economics 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.
Media coverage: My paper on the relationship between debt and growth (resubmitted to the Journal of International Economics; with Andrea Presbitero, IMF) featured in an article in The Financial Times (7th April, 2014). I presented related work at the 2014 conference of the Royal Economic Society, which I talk about with Viv Davies for VoxEU here.
Peer review: In March 2014 I served on the Commissioning Panel for the UK DFID/ESRC Growth Research Programme, which under this second call funded around £10m's worth of research on Agriculture, Financial Sector Development and Innovation in Low Income Countries.
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; email@example.com; @MEDevEcon
Last updated: 27th March 2015