I am a DPhil student/ post-doc at the Blavatnik School of Government and a post-doc at Harvard (with Fiery Cushman) and LSE (with Paul Dolan). I am interested in the social and psychological foundations of human agency. I am affiliated with the Centre for Experimental Social Science at Nuffield, Centre for the Study of African Economies.
Before starting my DPhil, I was a member of the research team for the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. In 2015, I lectured in behavioral approaches to development economics at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Prior to joining the World Bank, I worked as a research assistant to Robert Putnam, with the Gross National Happiness Commission of the Royal Government of Bhutan, and with Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. I have a BA in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- How narrative frames affect behavior (with Sonja Vogt)
- Psychological capabilities: Helping students stay resilient in the face of setbacks (with Ashley Pople and Sonja Vogt)
- Self-Integrity, locus of control, and economic performance (with Carolina Meijia-Mantilla)
- How stereotype content affects behavior (with Susan Fiske and Naomi Vaida)
- Getting school financing to work (with Salman Asim)