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Why I study international development – my interview with Nature

Research Interests

My research focuses on behavioral responses to programs, policies, environmental shocks, and technology adoption in the developing world and generally falls within the subfields of development economics, environmental economics, and/or applied microeconomics.

Prior to my PhD, I worked for seven years as a development practitioner in Ethiopia and Honduras in various senior-level NGO management positions. Before that I received a Master’s of Public Administration in International Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004.