Development economics, economic growth, institutional economics, taxation in less developed countries, the political economy of oil states, political economy of industrial policy in Latin America, especially of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.
Africa; Horn of Africa; refugees and forced migration; post-conflict social integration; violence and conflict analysis; humanitarianism and humanitarian assistance; globalisation, transnationalism, diasporas and remittances; famine and food security; livelihoods in emergency contexts.
Researcher and practitioner on war-to-peace transition and peacebuilding policies.
Political scientist with 5 years of experience at the World Bank on peacebuilding policies in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Conducted research and provided technical assistance on conflict analysis, forced displacement, and linkages between different forms of violence to advance the agenda of conflict prevention in the World Bank’s operations.