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I am a PhD candidate at University College London.  My main research fields are development economics, organisational economics, and applied microeconomics.  

I was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow at the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, and continue to work with the Government of Ethiopia and the World Bank on public-sector governance and civil servant productivity (see my CV for further details).  

My research to date focuses on incentives in (public-sector) organisations, with a specific focus on the role of information. In particular, I study (see the Research page for details and links): 
  • the effect of information-management systems on employee productivity;
  • subjective performance evaluations, supervisor bias and information distortions, and the potential consequences of biased reporting;
  • the distribution of information in a decentralised bureaucracy and the correlates of better information flows