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I am an assistant professor at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at Tilburg University. I received my PhD in Economics from Boston University.

I am a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in the Industrial Organization and Development Economics groups. I am also an affiliate member of the Financial Inclusion Through INteroperability (FIT IN) Initiative at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).

Research interests


  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Crime

Working papers:

The Effects of Policy Interventions to Limit Illegal Money Lending, with Kaiwen Leong, Huailu Li and Nicola Pavanini (CEPR Discussion Paper 16779) - Recently accepted at the Journal of Financial Economics

Social Impacts of New Radio Markets in Ghana: A Dynamic Structural Analysis  - Revise and Resubmit at the  RAND Journal of Economics

Bank Branching Strategies in the 1997 Thai Financial Crisis and Local Access to Credit, with Marc Rysman and Robert M. Townsend (CEPR Discussion Paper 17869) - Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of the European Economic Association


PhD supervision

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Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Boston University

Award Date: 18 May 2018

Economics, Master’s Degree, Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 9 Nov 2012

Economics, Bachelor’s Degree, BA (Mod.) in Economic and Social Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 5 Dec 2011


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