I am an applied econometrist. My research lies at the intersection of political economy and development economics. In particular, my studies focus on the determinants and consequences of violent armed conflict. Most of my work centers on Africa. In addition some projects address universal patterns in war severity.

My current research is on:

  1. Economic dependence and civil conflict in post-colonial Africa
  2. Refugees and environmental degradation

CV

When not running regressions (Eddington# = 93).