I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My research examines how donors and governments make decisions about development and foreign aid in low income democracies, and how these decisions change when incumbents face oversight from donors and voters. I am also interested in why governments choose to manipulate elections and the economic impacts of maritime piracy and crime. To study these issues, I primarily rely on field experiments and surveys with donors, politicians and voters. I have conducted fieldwork in Malawi, Kenya and Uganda.

You can review some of my ongoing research here. My published work appears in World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, British Journal of Political Science and World Development.