I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2013.
My research broadly focuses on how government officials make decisions about development and foreign aid; as well as how these decisions affect voting and welfare outcomes. I am also interested in how electoral and criminal violence can affect political behavior. You can review some of my ongoing projects here.
My research has been published in World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, British Journal of Political Science and World Development.