Hello, I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. I’m interested in development economics, labor economics and applied econometrics.
My research focuses on understanding the factors that influence the allocative efficiency of labor markets in the developing world. I’m particularly interested in frictions that constrain the movement of labor out of the agricultural sector and the structure of markets for migrant labor. I was previously a part of a research team investigating how markets for information influence the adoption of agricultural technologies.
I received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University / Harvard Kennedy School in 2015, and a B.A. with a concentration in Mathematics, Economics and Public Policy from Hampshire College in 2007. I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
My CV is available here.