Recent papers

 Bridging the intention-behavior gap? The effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment”. 2019. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 11(2):284-301. (with M. Abel, R. Burger, and E. Carranza) [link]

“Perceptions of inevitability and demand for redistribution: Evidence from a survey experiment”. 2019. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. (159): 274-288. (with M Pellicer and E. Wegner) [link]

“The effect of non-personnel resources on educational outcomes: evidence from South Africa”. Forthcoming. Economic Development and Cultural Change.  (with M. Pellicer) [link]

“The Value of Reference Letters: Experimental Evidence from South Africa." Accepted. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. (with M. Abel and R. Burger)

"The effect of the Free Primary Education policy on school enrolment and relative grade attainment in Lesotho. Forthcoming. Journal of African Economies. (with R. Moshoeshoe and C. Ardington) [link]

Current Position

- Associate Professor of Economics, University of Cape Town

- Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU)

- J-PAL Affiliate.

Research interests

I am an Applied Microeconomist with research interests in Labour, Development, and Education. My research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, and Science, among others.