I am an economist specialising in issues related to economic growth and natural resource management. My research work has largely focused on the economic performance of resource-abundant economies (the so-called “resource curse” hypothesis) looking at how natural resources can distort economic incentives and affect pro-growth institutions. I am also interested the economics of climate change, particularly in the area of climate impacts and welfare. More recently I have been working on issues related to religion, ethnicity, gender, energy and the economics of happiness. I have worked in several developing countries during the last couple of years (Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Laos).

Academic Background

I have a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, an MSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and a BSc in International Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. I have been a lecture at the School of International Development since 2007. 

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