My office hours are Mondays, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, or otherwise by appointment. Students can drop by at any point during my office hours or can reserve a time here.

Georgetown course materials

Full details courses taught at Georgetown are available to MSPP students via Canvas. Syllabi are available below.

  • PPOL 503: Regression methods for policy analysis (syllabus)
  • PPOL 540: Social and economic development policy (syllabus)
  • PPOL 650: Behavioral economics and development policy (syllabus)

Oxford course materials


Program evaluation (MSc in Economics for Development: Quantitative Methods)

  • Lecture 1: Counterfactual problems and causal inference under unconfoundedness (handout)
  • Lecture 2: Imperfect compliance and heterogeneity (handout.)
  • Lecture 3: A structural approach to program evaluation (handout.)
  • Stata lab 1: Evaluation of Progresa -- a comparison of experimental and non-experimental methods (exercise)
  • Stata lab 2: Building bridges (exercise)

Behavioral development economics (part of the MPhil Economics/MSc Economics for Development course: Development Economics)

  • Lecture 1: Questions, methods, and an introductory example (handout)
  • Lecture 2: Time inconsistency (handout)
  • Lecture 3: Social preferences (handout)

Human capital: Production and returns (MPhil Economics; MSc in Economics for Development). Taught jointly with Sonia Bhalotra, whose lectures are available from the course website to users within the University's domain.

  • Lecture 5: Education and earnings (handout)
  • Lecture 6: Incentives for student attendance and attainment (handout)
  • Lecture 7: The failure (?) of input-based policies (handout)
  • Lecture 8: Teacher incentives and accountability mechanisms (handout)


Economics of Developing Countries: Dual economy models

  • Lecture 1 (slides)
  • Lecture 2 (slides)

Economics of Developing Countries: Microfinance

  • Lecture 1 (slides)
  • Lecture 2 (slides)