Research site in Kiangurwe, Kenya

CV (pdf format)



  • 2001-2007: PhD, Economics, London School of Economics, London, UK.

    Thesis Title: "Institutions and Investment Climate for Small Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries"

    Thesis Advisors and references: Tim Besley, Robin Burgess, Maitreesh Ghatak

  • 2000-2001: MSc in Economics, London School of Economics

  • 1998-2001: MSc in Engineering Sciences, Ecole Centrale de Paris



  • 2013-present: Associate Professor of Economics, McGill University.

  • 2010-2013: Assistant Professor of Economics, McGill University.

  • 2005-2010: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Quebec At Montreal.

  • 2010: Consultant, World Bank.

  • 2002-2005:Tutorial Fellow, LSE.

  • 2001-2003: Research Assistant for Tim Besley and Robin Burgess, Department of Economics, LSE.

  • Summer 2003: Consultant, Doing Business Project, Investment Climate Unit, The World Bank, under the supervision of Simeon Djankov.

  • Summer 2002: Summer Intern, Financial Sector Department, The World Bank.

  • Summer 1999: Research Assistant, Institute of Limnonogy, Irkoutsk, Siberia, Russia. Participated in field missions on the Baikal LakeĀ  and assisted in the start-up and running of the Baikal water factory at Listvianka.