Thank you for visiting my web-site. I am an assistant teaching professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. I am a development economist with a particular interest in improving the quality of education in sub-Saharan Africa.
I am currently contributing to multiple field experiments, including: school inspections in Tanzania; teacher professional development in Indonesia and Mozambique; teacher incentives in Guinea; and improving digital financial inclusion in Kenya. Previous research investigated post-conflict reconciliation in Sierra Leone (published in Science), teacher performance pay in Uganda (in Journal of Public Economics), teacher professional development in South Africa (in Journal of Human Resources), and school accountability in Tanzania (in Journal of Human Resources).
Prior to joining McCourt, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford). I also served as acting Research Coordinator for a multi-million research fund, Research into Improving Systems of Education (RISE), and was a consultant to the Education Global Practice at the World Bank.
I completed my M.Phil (distinction) and D.Phil in Economics at the University of Oxford, where I was funded by the Rhodes Scholarship. I am a South African citizen.