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I am economist at the University of Oxford, affiliated with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), the department of economics, and St Antony’s College.

Recent working papers:

Cash Transfers and Migration: Theory and Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial, with Jules Gazeaud and Eric Mvukiyehe
Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming (ungated working paper here)

Lives and Livelihoods: Estimates of the Global Mortality and Poverty Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic, with Benoit Decerf, Francisco Ferreira, and Daniel Mahler
World Development (accepted)

Cash Transfers and Micro-Enterprise Performance: Theory and Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Kenya, with Antonia Delius

Stars, wars, and development (associated replication files, ado files) (note: this paper is an extended version of the working paper On the economic importance of the causes of long-run growth)

Soft and hard commitment devices to increase HIV testing, with Laura Derksen, Jason Kerwin, and Natalia Ordaz Reynoso. AEA RCT registry, slides

Recent publications:

Empowering Refugees through Cash and Agriculture: A Regression Discontinuity Design
With Claire MacPherson
Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming (ungated working paper here)

Fighting for Votes: Theory and Evidence on the Causes of Electoral Violence.
Economica (2020), 87(347), 844-883.

Who Benefited from Burundi’s Demobilization Program?
With Olivia D’Aoust and Philip Verwimp
The World Bank Economic Review (2018), 32(2), 357-382.

From Civil War to Electoral Violence. Evidence from Burundi.
With Andrea Colombo and Olivia D’Aoust
Economic Development and Cultural Change (2019), 67(2), 333-368.

Interest Rate in Savings Groups: Thrift or Threat?
With Maité le Polain, and Marthe Nyssens
World Development (2018), 101, 162-172.

The Moral and Fiscal Implications of Antiretroviral Therapies for HIV in Africa.
With Sir Paul Collier
Oxford Economic Papers (2018), 70(2), 353-374.