I am a Lecturer/Advisor in the Economics Department at Harvard University, where I teach a course in development economics and a senior thesis research seminar.  My main area of research is in development economics, with particular interests in governance, decentralization, public goods provision, organizations of the poor, and the longer-term dynamics of development interventions.

I received my Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Cornell University (now the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management) in August 2008.  I have previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Scripps College and as a College Fellow in Harvard's Economics Department.