I am a Senior Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) department at the World Bank where I lead the ieConnect program of impact evaluations focused on transport investments and within this program leads the work on urban mobility. I am interested in issues related to adoption of new technology, gender, transport, and health. Particularly, I focus on the application of new data sources, such as mobile phone CDR data, to the evaluation of development policies and the adoption of more effective, targeted policies.
I joined the Bank after completing my PhD in Economics from Brown University. My previous work has looked at understanding short term population mobility, measured using cell phone data, and the effects of these movements on the spread of infectious diseases. In the past, I have worked at the Brookings Institution as a research assistant, focused on studying infrastructure investments in the US and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Social Security covered wages.
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