I am a Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin and Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy.
My research is in the microeconomics of development with a focus on both household and enterprise behaviour. I am engaged in research projects across Africa and South East Asia. For a full list of publications see my CV.
I completed a B.A. (Mod) at Trinity in 1998 and PhD in 2001 and 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, at the University of Copenhagen in 2006 and for the 2013-2014 academic year, and at the University of Bologna in 2018. I am a non-resident research fellow of UNU-WIDER, a research associate of the Development Economics Research Group at the University of Copenhagen and a consultant to the World Bank. I am a co-founder of TIME (Trinity IMpact Evaluation Unit) and I am Champion for the International Development Research Theme in Trinity College Dublin.