I am a Research Fellow at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously I was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. I completed my PhD in Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Bern, Switzerland, and spent the year 2017 at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science funded by a Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. My research interests include Economic Growth and Development, Political Economy, and Conflict Economics. I am specialized in combining Geographic Information System techniques with empirical economic analysis. You find more information on my work in progress under the research section.