I am Professor for Inequality and Poverty at the Center for Conflict Studies, University of Marburg. I hold a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence. Previously, I was Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany.
I am interested in inequality, development, and political behaviour. Most of my research has focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. In my research, I apply causal inference methods such as survey experiments and regression discontinuity designs. Recently, I have been working on a DFG funded project on The Demand Side of Clientelism.
Here is my current CV (updated March 2021)