I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My research examines how donors and politicians make decisions about development and foreign aid in low income democracies, and the impact of donor and voter oversight on these decisions. I am also interested in why governments choose to manipulate elections and the economic impacts of maritime piracy and crime. Much of my work on these subjects involves 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 research appears in World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, British Journal of Political Science and World Development.