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Hi! I am an Associate Professor at the Oslo Business School, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). My research focuses on development economics. Prior to joining OsloMet, I obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in August 2017.
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 The Effects of COVID-19 Policies on Consumer Spending in Norway, Contemporary Economic Policy (with Dan Zhang and Laurens Swinkels). 2023 [working paper version][replication files]
 Less Conflict, More Food Security: A Case Study of Cauca, Colombia (in Norwegian), Internasjonal Politikk (with Nury Bibian Bejarano). 2023.
 Age of Marriage and Women’s Political Engagement: Evidence from India, Journal of Politics (with Francesca R. Jensenius). 2021 [working paper version] [replication files]
 The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education: Evidence from Mediation Analysis, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (with Bilal Zia). 2020 [working paper version]
 How Do Droughts Impact Household Food Consumption and Nutritional Intake? A Study of Rural India, World Development. 2019 [working paper version] [replication files]
 The ABCs of Financial Literacy: Experimental Evidence on Attitudes, Behavior, and Cognitive Biases, Management Science (with Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro, and Bilal Zia). 2017 [working paper version] [replication files]
A subset of the analysis in this paper was previously circulated as Unpacking the Causal Chain of Financial Literacy, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5798. 2011.
 Liability Structure in Small-scale Finance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, World Bank Economic Review (with Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro, and Bilal Zia). 2013 [working paper version]
 Entertainment-Education for Better Health: Insights from a Field Experiment in India. 2022. Revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Studies
 Access to Food in Cauca, Colombia: Descriptive Patterns from the 2011 National Quality of Life Survey. Chapter 4 in Food for Security: Mapping Mechanisms of Food Security and Conflict in Cauca, Colombia. SIFO Project Report, 2021.
 Customs Capacity Building for WCO Members: 2012-2015, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Report No. 2018-1 (with Roman Vakulchuk). 2018.
 Revealing Demand for Pro-Poor Innovations, USAID White Paper (with Guillaume Kroll, Ishita Ghosh, Emmanuel Letouze, Javier Rosa, and Prithi Trivedi). 2014.