I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I study the politics of public spending and foreign aid, and how elections shape patterns of development and inequality, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. My research also looks at how governments use illicit means like fraud and violence to win elections. I specialize in causal inference, field experiments and spatial analysis.
Recent work is published in British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Experimental Political Science, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Science Advances, World Politics and elsewhere. My work has been funded by the World Bank, USAID, The Department for International Development, AidData, Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) and others.