McCourt School of Public Policy
Old North, Suite 100
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20057
Phone: (202) 687-2938
Fax: (202) 687-5544
I am an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. I am also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development and Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University.
My research uses field and lab experimental methods to study how individual decision-making shapes state effectiveness, through the design of transfer programs, incentives in public-service provision, and tax policy and administration. In current projects, I examine the recruitment effects of pay-for-performance in the public sector, the impacts of cash vs in-kind transfer programs, and the design of audit policies to reduce retail tax evasion in Rwanda.
My CV is available here.
|Mar 8, 2021||“The recruitment, effort, and retention effects of teacher performance pay” (with Clare Leaver, Pieter Serneels, and Owen Ozier) accepted at the American Economic Review. Working paper version here.|
|Dec 23, 2020||Paper “Teacher turnover in Rwanda” published in the Journal of African Economies. Working paper here.|
|Sep 2, 2020||Paper “Using household grants to benchmark the cost effectiveness of a USAID workforce readiness program” (with Craig McIntosh) released on arXiv. Press coverage: devex, Vox.|