I am a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and the International Crisis Group.

My research interests include political economics and economic development, with focus on the implications of climate change, institutions and ethnic diversity for civil conflict.

I was previously based at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Lausanne, a M.Sc. in Economic Policy from the University College London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Zurich.

The Climate Factor in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Violence

Africa is especially vulnerable to climate change, as millions are already experiencing record heat, extreme precipitation and rising sea levels. Increasingly, the security implications of changing weather patterns are visible in deadly land resource disputes between farmers and herders across the continent – including in the continent’s most populous country, Nigeria.

Click here to see my latest policy project on Nigeria's farmer-herder violence