Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Development, African Politics


| specialize in comparative politics and the political economy of development. My primary strand of research investigates how political inequalities shape economic exchange, business, and formal and informal institutions, with a regional focus in sub-Saharan Africa. I have conducted fieldwork in Senegal, Niger, Mozambique, and The Gambia, and have implemented large-scale field experiments, original surveys and survey experiments, qualitative interviews, and fine-grained observational data collection.

Selected Publications

  • Political Determinants of Economic Exchange: Evidence from a Business Experiment in Senegal. American Journal of Political Science
  • Able and Mostly Willing: An Empirical Anatomy of Information's Effect on Voter-Driven Accountability in Senegal (with Horacio Larreguy and John Marshall). American Journal of Political Science

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Politics of Africa