Journal Articles

  • School Management and Public-Private Partnerships in Uganda (2017), Journal of African Economies

Published Version (Open Access Link) - RISE Working Paper Version

Discussion: Center for Global Development (CGD) Blog

  • Testing the feasibility of a Value-Added Model of School Quality in a Low Income Country (2019), Development Policy Review, with Phil Elks

Published Version (Open Access) - Ark Working Paper Version - Data

Discussion: Daily Monitor (Uganda)

Working Papers

  • Contracting Out Schools at Scale: Evidence from Pakistan (2018)

RISE Working Paper

  • Learning in Lagos: Comparing Student Achievement in Bridge, Public, and Private Schools (2018), with Alina Lipcan and Brian Law

OPM Report

Discussion: The Guardian (Nigeria), BBC World Service, Institute of Economic Affairs

Work in Progress

  • Discrimination by Politicians Against Religious Minorities: Experimental Evidence from the UK, with Ukasha Ramli
  • Low Returns to Low-Cost Private Schools: Experimental Evidence from Delhi, with Justin Sandefur and Dev Patel
  • Does temporary migration from rich to poor countries cause commitment to development? Evidence from quasi-random Mormon mission assignments


Discussion: Marginal Revolution, Times and Seasons

  • Long run effects of teachers in Vietnam, with Caine Rolleston
  • Returns to Education in Rwanda, with Thierry Kalisa and Paul Brimble
  • Comparative Teacher Literacy in Developing Countries

Book Chapters

  • Jobs and the Labor Market and Consumption Patterns, in The Emerging Middle Class in Africa, edited by Mthuli Ncube, Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Routledge

Google Books

Policy Papers

  • Beyond Brexit: Four Steps To Make Britain A Global Leader On Trade For Development (2017), with Ian Mitchell and Michael Anderson

CGD Policy Paper

  • Can education markets work for the poor? (2016), with Masooda Bano, Rebecca Doherty and Shefali Rai, OPM/EDOREN Report
  • Review of the Literature on Basic Education in Nigeria: Issues of access, quality, equity and impact (2014), with Sara Humphreys


  • Growth in Indonesia: is it sustainable? (2013) with Mark Henstridge, Gaber Burnik, Mateo Cabello, Federica Chiappe, Sourovi De, Maham Farhat, Maja Jakobsen

OPM Report

  • Exchange rate options for South Sudan (2012), with Christopher Adam

Unpublished Working Paper

Discussion: Gulf Times

  • Smallholder Farm Risk Management in Developing Countries (2012), with Abhijeet Singh

Background Paper for OECD