I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and in 2018/19 am a visiting scholar at the University of Washington Department of Political Science. My research primarilly focuses on how foreign aid donors, governments and voters make decisions about public spending; and the impacts of these decisions on development. Additionally, I study the politics of public malfeasance; including how voters respond to electoral fraud, corruption and crime. My work largely relies on field experiments and quantitative methods.
My research is published in British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Science Advances, World Development, World Politics and elsewhere. It has been funded by the World Bank, USAID, DFID, AidData, EGAP, NSF, Global Integrity and others.