About

Research Fields

  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Organisation

I am an economist at Ofcom, the UK communications services regulator. My research interests lie at the intersection of development economics and industrial organisation. The views expressed on this website and in my personal research are my own and those of my co-authors.

I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked for five years as a professional economist in the antitrust and competition practice of an international consultancy. I also hold an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and BSc/BA double degree in Mathematics/Economics from Lafayette College.

Research

My current research focuses on two topics in low- and middle-income countries: (i) second-hand durable goods and equipment markets; and (ii) the relationship between political connections, competition, and economic growth. I currently study the former through the lens of the Ugandan vehicle sector and the latter in the context of trade liberalisation in Myanmar.

Teaching

My teaching in the Department of Economics at Warwick includes undergraduate and postgraduate seminars in microeconomics and mathematics. In addition, I have also conducted numerous technical trainings on statistical software as part of collaborations with policy institutions.

CV

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked for five years as a professional economist in the antitrust and competition practice of an international consultancy. This experience continues to provide me with valuable contextual knowledge of particular industries and intuitive insights about markets that have enriched my research and teaching.


Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
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