Welcome! I am an applied political economist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway.
My research combines both causal inference and statistical learning methods in order to answer questions about the political economy of civil conflicts and violent crime in developing countries.
I collaborate with Carlo Koos on the WarEffects ERC project at UiB. In it, we examine how civil wars impact gender relations and women’s empowerment.
Work in progress:
We show that bond prices fall by an average of 0.7 points after the onset of state-involved conflict.
It employs a regression discontinuity approach to show that the narrow results of the referendum provoked an outbreak of violence in municipalities that rejected the agreement.
The paper specifically investigates the impact of aerial eradication operations on civilian victimization perpetrated by non-state armed groups, with a particular emphasis on the FARC insurgency and paramilitary groups.
In-person: Fall 2024