I am an assistant professor at the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania. I specialize in comparative politics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
In my work I apply a variety of methods, including randomized control trials (RCTs), social network analysis and behavioral experiments to study political behavior and political economy of development.
My most recent work explores the relationship between governance institutions and the provision of public goods and the extent to which information technology innovations can increase political accountability in low-income countries.
Before coming to Penn I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University.