August 2019 - date

IFS Deaton Review, Panel Member

October 2019

WHO/UNICEF/Lancet Commission on Realigning Child Health for the Sustainable Development Goals Era

May 2015 - date

Cabinet Office,

Advice Trials Panel



September 2019

Empowering Adolescent Girls in Sierra Leone Under the Ebola Crisis

In the midst of the Ebola crisis an
empowerment programme acts as a shield for adolescent girls

June 2017

Labour Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

Programme to provide ultra-poor women in Bangladesh with livestock assets suggests one-off interventions can be effective in fighting extreme poverty

July 2019

Do Apprenticeships Work?

Evidence from Uganda suggests that vocational training is more effective in tackling youth unemployment than apprenticeships

Prezzi Video (by Anna Vitali)

July 2017

Autonomy, Incentives, and the Effectiveness of Bureaucrats

Bureaucratic output is negatively associated with monitoring and incentive schemes but positively associated with the autonomy of mid-level...


IFS: Institute for Fiscal Studies

Co-director, ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy


IPA: Innovations for Poverty Action



IGC: International Growth Centre


Vox, CEPR Portal



J-PAL: Abdul Jameel Poverty Lab


Prospect Magazine

Dismal ignorance of the “dismal science”—a response to Larry Elliot