CV

Employment history

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development 2019-present

Professor of Economics, Pardee RAND Graduate School of Public Policy (part-time) 2006-present

Lead Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank 2017-2019

Core Team Member, World Development Report 2018 on “Realizing the Promise of Education for Development” 2016-2017

Senior Economist & Impact Evaluation Coordinator, Office of the Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank 2012-2016

Senior Economist, Human Development Department, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank 2011-2012

Economist, Human Development Department, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank 2009-2011

Co-Coordinator, Africa Program of Education Impact Evaluations, Africa Impact Evaluation Initiative, World Bank 2007-2009

Associate Economist, RAND Corporation 2005-2007

Education

Harvard University – Ph.D., Economics 2002-2005

Harvard University – M.A., Economics 1999-2002

Brigham Young University – B.A., Economics 1996-1999

Publications

See research tab.


Languages

English: native; Spanish: proficient; Portuguese: proficient; Swahili: basic; French: basic


Field experience

Research and service-related field experience in Angola (2018-2019), Brazil (2009-2012), El Salvador (2010-2011), Mexico (1997, 2011-2012), Nigeria (2014), Tanzania (2007-2014), Sierra Leone (2007-2008), The Gambia (2007-2008), Kenya (2000-2008), Uganda (2006), and the Dominican Republic (1994-1996).


Professional Service

Peer reviews for journals: American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Comparative Education Review, Development Engineering, Economic Analysis & Policy (B.E. Press), Economic Development and Cultural Change, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education Finance and Policy, Forum for Health Economics & Policy (B.E. Press), Health Economics, International Journal of Educational Development, JAMA Pediatrics, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Effectiveness, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Political Economy, Population and Development Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Education, Science, Social and Health Sciences (South Africa), World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.