What is the impact of displacement? What is the role of local institutions for development? What impact do NGOs have? Can we use cell phones to decrease conflict? I use statistics and fieldwork to study these questions. See my research page for more.
I am an assistant professor of political science at New York University – Abu Dhabi; and a part-time professor of economics at Wageningen.
My work appears in Political Analysis, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Journal of Development Studies, and has been written about in the Financial Times and by the UN Secretary General.
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The photo at the top of the page was made in a village in Eastern Congo. It comes with a nice story. The other photo shows my research team, a nyuba kumi, a village elder, the village chief, and me. I collected data for my dissertation in this village (more here).