Research

My research is primarily at the intersection of development economics and agricultural policies. I use rigorous econometric tools, experiments, and simulation methods to evaluate policy programs and answer research questions in applied economics.

I have worked on a wide range of projects, both in developed and developing country-settings. Main areas of focus include impact evaluations of development and agricultural interventions, topics in industrial organization, applied microeconomics, and application of general equilibrium methods in economic analyses.

Congolese refugee kids in Nyabiheke Refugee Camp, Rwanda (2015)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • "Implications of farm size and staple production on rural and urban dietary diversity" with Jessie Lin (U Gottingen)

  • "The Interaction of Convenience and Market Structure in Food Markets" with George Davis (Virginia Tech)

  • "Local Economy Impacts of Kenya’s Home-grown School Meals Programme." with J. E. Taylor and M. Doan (UC Davis) and E. Gonzalez-Estrada (WFP)

  • “Climate Migration and Impacts on Household Financial Activities: Evidence from the Sundarbans Region in India.” with M. Doan, H. Zhu, A. Michuda (UC Davis), and I. Chowdhury (UW Seattle)