Although I now work in an engineering department, my training is in economics. I completed my PhD in Economics at the Paris School of Economics.
My research interests include social networks, development economics and household finance. I am particularly interested in the intersection of economics and computer science, such as using mechanism design in practical applications or using alternative data sources to answer questions about poverty and development.
Outside of my research, I love surfing, helping out at church, travelling with my wife, and seeing graffiti on trains. I compiled a book about graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa, which subsequently evolved into a documentary.
|Aug 10, 2021||My first sole-authored paper—On Track for Retirement?—has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Whoop whoop!|
|Mar 1, 2021||I joined UNSW to work with Toby Walsh on fair, transparent and explainable AI.|
|Jan 14, 2021||Here’s a video of my presentation at the AEA Annual Meeting last week.|
|Nov 4, 2020||New working paper—Gamblers Learn from Experience—about sports betting in Kenya.|
|Sep 6, 2020||I will be presenting at the AEA Annual Meeting 2021 in a session titled “Information in Social Networks”, organized by Lori Beaman.|