Assistant Professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics.
I am a development economist studying poverty and food security in low-income countries. I work primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. My empirical research uses a range of methods, including estimation of structural models, time series analysis, evaluation of natural experiments, and implementation of randomized, controlled trials. Recent projects have focused on measuring the effects of a seasonal diet on long-run health outcomes; understanding barriers to the emergence of new markets for agricultural technologies; estimating the causal link from oil prices to crop prices; identifying and characterizing shortcomings in rural labor markets; and experimenting with information services to complement mobile phones.
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Some things I do:
I am a faculty affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington and the Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley.
Rachel Heath, Alan Griffith, and I co-organize the Joint Seminar in Development Economics at the University of Washington.
Together with Dan Posner, Ted Miguel, and Amanda Robinson I co-organize 2-3 meetings each year of the Working Group in African Political Economy.