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

  • "Assessing the Economic Impacts of Protected Areas on Regional Economics: Evidence from Brazil, Fiji, Nepal and Zambia." with J.E. Taylor, H. Zhu, E. Whitney (UC Davis), and M. Filipski (U Georgia)

  • "Potential 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)

  • “Liberalization of Electric Pumps for Irrigation: Evidence from West Bengal, India.” with S. Agarwal (IISER Bhopal, India)

  • "Public School Open Enrollment and Housing Capitalization." with S. Aradhyula (U Arizona)