I am an Economist in the World Bank's Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice. I am also a Research Associate at Oxford University's Department of Economics and Center for the Study of African Economies and an External Research Fellow at the UK's Institute for the Future of Work.
My work focuses on international trade, emerging technologies, clean energy innovation, climate policy and development. In September 2020 I completed my PhD in Economics from Oxford University and have since also worked in the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group's Trade and International Integration unit.
I was previously a Visiting Researcher at Stanford's Department of Economics, a Fellow of the Pathways for Prosperity Commission and a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute. I am also passionate about using data science and machine learning to tackle environmental and social challenges and was previously a Program Director for the Rhodes AI Lab and on the Climate Change AI team.
Did the 2022 energy crisis accelerate the diffusion of low-carbon technologies?
Media, policy & other writing
AI and services-led growth: Evidence from Indian job adverts | Ideas for India | April 2023
Denser cities could help China reconcile economic and climate goals | Brookings Future Development | December 2021
CEPR Transforming Growth Podcast | April 2021
Why automation in Spanish firms did not cause reshoring | Voxeu | December 2020
Local labour market effects of the Brexit vote | Voxeu | November 2020
Automation, Global Value Chains and Development: What do we know so far? | Pathways for Prosperity Commission | 2019
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