Welcome to my site! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Irvine in June 2019.
My current research focuses on the political economy of development. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, utilizing both contemporary and historical data.
At the moment, I'm interested in the urban and regional effects of forced migration, as well as how institutions and culture interact with economic geography.
See my paper, "Education and propaganda: Tradeoffs to public education provision in nondemocracies," in the Journal of Public Economics.