Thank you for visiting my web-site. I am an assistant teaching professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. My research is in the area of applied micro-econometrics for development, with a focus on public service delivery in developing countries. All of my current research relates to two broad themes in education: (i) improving the quality of teachers, either by developing their capacity or by providing financial incentives; and (ii) investigating different channels through which monitoring – either by parents, head teachers, pedagogical coaches, or school inspectors – can improve school quality. Future work will also look at use of mobile technology to promote financial inclusion in East Africa.
In past research I have also looked at post-conflict reconciliation in Sierra Leone (published in Science), and the role that identify plays in influencing pro-social behavior (published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization).
Prior to to joining McCourt, I worked for the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund at the World Bank and was also a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government. I have worked and/or traveled in 17 different African countries.
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