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  • Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Economics & Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

I study topics at the intersection of development and political economics, with a primary regional focus on Africa.

My current projects exploit natural experiments to identify causes of violent conflict and ethnic divisions. These form part of a broader agenda on the foundations of state capacity.

You can contact me at, or by mail at: Economic Growth Center, Yale University, 27 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511