I am Professor of Development Economics in the Department of International Development at Oxford. My research focuses on private sector development, and I help coordinate the PEDL and IGC Firms and Productivity research programs.


Latest Research

Some recent working papers:

Training Entrepreneurs, VoxDevLit, Vol 1 (Issue 1)

Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh (w/ Andreas Menzel) Labour Economics, Accepted [WB Blog]

Information and Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico’s Labor Courts  (with Joyce Sadka and Enrique Seira) [VoxDev][Video] (New Version!)

Challenges of Change: An Experiment Promoting Women to Managerial Roles in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector (w/ R. Macchiavello, A. Menzel and A. Rabbani). (New Version!)

See more working papers, or my Google Scholar page.

Programs on private sector development

See the home pages for the Private Enterprise in Developing Countries (PEDL), the International Growth Centre (ICG) Firms and Productivity Program, and the Small and Growing Business (SGB) Evidence Fund.


I am also a Founding member of the Editorial Board of VoxDev, which aims to take evidence into policy.

A short Bio, and a link to my wiki page.