Welcome to my homepage! I am an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. My fields of research are Political Economy, Development Economics and Economic History. After gaining my MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, I started my PhD in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. During my PhD I worked as a consultant for the Development Research Group at the World Bank in Washington DC. I joined the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin in 2007, soon after completing my PhD.