I am currently a Jr. Research Economist at the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Chief Economist Office in Washington, DC. Before joining the World Bank, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University. I received a Ph.D. in Economics and an MBA in Management Information Systems from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton.

My research specializes in the fields of Development Economics and Environmental Economics with two focal areas. First, I study the economics of enterprises, evaluating how various institutional and public interventions affect their performance and behaviors. Second, I examine the impacts of different environmental shocks on the sustainability of socio-economic development.

My research leverages Geographic Information System (GIS) and relates geospatial and remote-sensing information to firm- and household-level data.

For further details, see CV and Research.

Contact Information

Email: dle6@worldbank.org

Phone: +1 607-821-8649