Associate Professor in Economics, University of Surrey

I'm an applied microeconomist with expertise in the evaluation of public policies. In the past I've analysed peer effects in education, the determinants of violence against women, the effect of financial inclusion on household poverty and welfare, and the effect of improving access to education on underage fertility among other topics.

I received my MSc in Economics from University College London and my PhD from Queen Mary University of London.

I currently work on two large projects using Brazilian administrative data. In the first project, the Cost of Crime Project, we provide new estimates on the cost of crime using georeferenced data on the universe of homicides in Brazil. To date, we have analysed the effect of exposure to violence on birth outcomes, on human capital accumulation, on house prices, and on political outcomes. 

In a second overarching project, The Cost of Dengue Project, I provide new insights on the cost of disease, focusing on dengue fever in Brazil. 

In 2016, I was awarded a Future Research Leaders grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). I've previously held grants by the Wellcome Trust, the British Academy, ESRC-DFID and the IDB. 

I am a Research Fellow at IZA and a government adviser to the What Works Trial Advice Panel (TAP)

Ongoing projects:

The Cost of Crime Project

The Cost of Dengue Project