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Research interests

I am a PhD student in the Department of Applied Economics. My research interests include development economics, food security, labor, conflict, and education. This includes hands on experience with field work, data collection and randomized development interventions in the MENA region, the GCC, and Sub-Saharan Africa. I am currently affiliated with the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Minnesota Population Center, and the Economic Research Forum.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

External Positions

Senior Research Assistant, International Food Policy Research Institute

Senior Associate, United Nations World Food Programme

Research Interest Keywords

  • Applied econometrics
  • Development economics
  • Impact evaluation
  • Education policy; Early childhood; P-3 education and leadership
  • Labor economics
  • Food security
  • Maternal and child nutrition


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