McCourt School of Public Policy

Georgetown University

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 Associate Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. I am also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, an Affiliated Professor at J-PAL, and a 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.