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I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My research primarily focuses on the interplay between technology and firms in lower-income countries, especially in Francophone West Africa. My dissertation explores the adoption and impacts of different types of technologies on small and medium-sized businesses, with a particular emphasis on digital technologies, which have seen rapid growth in Africa over the past decade.
In the past seven years, I have been involved in research projects in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Togo.
Selected Work in Progress
Eliciting Poverty Rankings from Urban or Rural Neighbors: Methodology and Empirical Evidence (with Pascaline Dupas, Marcel Fafchamps)
Transaction Costs, Liquidity Constraints, and Barriers to Electricity Access: Evidence from Prepaid Solar Metering Subsidy in Togo (with Paul Brimble, Axel Eizmendi Larrinaga, and Toni Oki)
Relational Frictions Along the Supply Chain: Evidence from Social Commerce Among Senegalese Traders (with Edward Wiles)
Digitalization of Local Tax Collection in Côte d’Ivoire (with Pascaline Dupas)
Asylum seekers in the European Union: building evidence to inform policy making (with Mohamed Abdel Jelil, Paul Andres Corral, Anais Dahmani, Maria Davalos, Giorgia Demarchi, Neslihan Demirel, Quy-Toan Do, Rema Hanna, Sara Lenehan, and Harriet Mugera), World Bank Flagship Report, June 2018.
Urban Development in Africa: Preliminary Report on the Addis Ababa SEDRI Study (with Girum Abebe, Daniel Agness, Pascaline Dupas, Marcel Fafchamps, Tigabu Getahun), April 2018.