- MPhil, May 2018, Political Science, Yale University.
- MA, May 2018, Political Science, Yale University.
- MA, December 2010, Public Policy, University of Chicago.
- BA, May 2009, Economics, Xavier University.
Before Yale, I was a senior research analyst at Twaweza, an international NGO, where I worked on a series of randomized experiments aimed at improving education outcomes in Tanzania. The inaugural experiment is now published at the Quarterly Journal of Economics with co-authors Isaac Mbiti, Karthik Muralidharan, Maurico Romero, Youdi Schipper, and Rakesh Rajani.
With Donald Green and Dylan Groves, I am currently conducting a randomized experiment in Tanzania studying the effects of video dramas and radio programming on attitudes, behaviors, and perceived norms concerning gender-based violence and inequality.
I am the co-founder of the Network for Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa and have served as a member of advisory groups for Tanzania’s Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Advisory Group on Impact Evaluation at the University of Johannesburg. I have written regularly about Tanzanian politics for both Tanzanian and U.S. outlets.
I am also helping Tanzania’s Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) setup the Impact Evaluation Lab serving as its inaugural Director working to expand impact evaluation work in Tanzania.
Articles and Publications
- “Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania” with Isaac Mbiti, Karthik Muralidharan, Mauricio Romero, Youdi Schipper, and Rakesh Rajani. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol 134(3), pages 1627-1673.
Podcasts and Video
- “Why Do Journalists Keep Getting Arrested in Tanzania?“ UN Dispatch Online, Mark Leon Goldberg on September 09, 2019
Fields of Interest:
- Comparative Politics
- Political Economy