Lives & works in London, UK
Professor of Economics, University College London
Co-director, ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP), Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Research Programme Director, Firms Portfolio, International Growth Centre (IGC)
My research interests include labor, development and public economics and my work has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica and the Review of Economic Studies. I am the Managing Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (2019-22), and have been a co-editor of the Review of Economic Studies (2009-13). I was awarded the 2007 IZA Young Economist Prize, the 2008 CESIfo Distinguished Affiliate Award, an ERC-starter grant in 2012-6, and a British Academy Mid Career Fellowship in 2018. In 2018 I was elected as a Council Member of the Royal Economic Society (RES) and as a Council Representative on the RES Executive Committee from 2018-2023. In 2019 I was jointly awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics (joint with Oriana Bandiera), that is given to a European economist no older than 45 years old who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe. I was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2019, elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2020, and appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for Services to Social Sciences, in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours.