I am a Lecturer (British for Assistant Professor) at the London School of Economics and co-director for the Firms Programme at the International Growth Centre with a focus on entrepreneurship. Much of my research is coordinated through Innovations for Poverty Action, the the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, or the International Growth Centre, three organizations working to reduce poverty and encourage growth by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence.
My research focuses on combining economic theory, field experiments, and more traditional empirical analysis to understand how economic development works and how it can work better. Most of my work is in less developed countries and centers on entrepreneurship, development finance and how firms function.
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