I am a Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. I am Chair of the Trinity International Development Initiative and co-founder of TIME (Trinity IMpact Evaluation Unit). My research is in the microeconomics of development with a focus on both household and enterprise behaviour. I am currently involved in a number of major projects in South East Asia and Africa. In the past I have also worked on microeconomic issues relating to the evolution of the agricultural sector in Ireland and the EU. CV
I completed my B.A.(Mod) at Trinity in 1998 and my PhD in 2001. I joined the staff of the Department of Economics in 2002. I was a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago in 2007 and at the University of Copenhagen in 2006, and for the 2013-2014 academic year. I am currently Director of Research for the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Trinity and Champion for the International Development Research Theme.