Welcome to my webpage

I'm a PhD Candidate in Public Policy (Economics Track) at Harvard, as well as a Doctoral Fellow at Harvard's Growth Lab and a Visiting Researcher at The Brookings Institution. My work leverages formal theory, spatial analysis and causal inference methods to advance scholarship on the Political Economy of Development. My work focuses on the determinants and consequences of inequality, violence, migration and economic growth.

You can download my CV and my research, teaching and diversity statements here:

Feel free to reach out to me at jrm488 [at] g.harvard.edu with any questions.