About me

I am an Associate Professor in Public Management at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and Research Fellow at Green Templeton College. My research is on management, policy implementation, and political economy, mostly focused on Africa. My work involves close collaboration with governments to answer questions that are of interest to policymakers and academics alike, such as why some ministries work better than others, why many development projects never get finished, and what can be done to improve government performance.

I co-convene the core course on Policy Evaluation at the Blavatnik School. Prior to joining Oxford University I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London, Department of Economics, and completed my PhD in the Government Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I previously worked as an economist in Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow and was a Senior Researcher at the Economic Policy Research Institute in Cape Town. I also hold MSc degrees in African Studies and Economics for Development from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Williams College.

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