Profile

I am professor of economics. My research veers around development economics at the frontier of evidence-based policy, quantitative empirics and theory. The underlying themes of my expertise include sustainable development, environmental economics, health economics, intergenerational mobility in Africa, evaluation of programmes and policies, and applied econometrics. I have published in peer review academic journals including the American Economic Review, PLoS ONE, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Public Economics. I am Guest Editor of the Macroeconomic Dynamics special issue on the `Technology Aspects in the Process of Development’, and Guest Editor of the Structural Change and Economic Dynamics special issue on `Innovation, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development’.

Besides my research, I have acquired a first-hand operation experience of conducting effective policy dialogues and negotiations with multiple development actors.

I hold a Ph.D and a Master degree in economics, both from the University of Strasbourg, France. I also received an executive education on `A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking’ from Harvard Kennedy School, USA.