Research Projects and Field Experience
Projects & Research Experience:
As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania:
Research Fellow on Examining Poverty’s Roots within U.S. Communities (ongoing)
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at IPA:
Co-PI Market Monitoring in Nigeria. In collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (My involvement was from 2021-2022, though the project is ongoing within IPA)
Co-PI (with Michael King and Chaning Jang) The Impact of Unique Communications Codes and Anti-Fraud Campaigns on Non-Institutional Fraud and Trust in Digital Financial Services in Nigeria (ongoing)
Co-PI (with Rafe Mazer) Using Transactional Data to Monitor Consumer Risks in Digital Credit in Kenya done in collaboration with the Competition Authority of Kenya (2020-2022)
Researcher on a project studying Market Monitoring in Sierra Leone done in collaboration with UNCDF and the Bank of Sierra Leone (Summer/Fall 2020)
As a graduate student at UC Davis:
Graduate Student Researcher for Travis Lybbert on the Evaluating the Impact of World Food Program’s Emergency Operation Cash Transfer on Haitian Households in collaboration with the World Food Program (2016-2018)
Graduate Student Researcher for Travis Lybbert on the Lotto Linked Savings Accounts in Haiti project (Summer 2016). Provided remote assistance for fieldwork contributing to "Leveraging the Lottery for Financial Inclusion: Lotto-Linked Savings Accounts in Haiti"
Graduate Student Researcher for Daniel Lew (NOAA )and Douglas Larson on the Halibut Catch Sharing Project Survey (2015-2016)
Participant in the Many Economists Project (ongoing)
Consultant for Travis Lybbert on behalf of AAEA (2018). Provided research assistance on "American Journal of Agricultural Economics Volume 100: A Century of Publishing the Frontiers of the Profession" including data analysis and visualization.