Luang Prabang, Laos

I am an Assistant Professor in Public Finance and the Director of the Master in Public Administration Programme (MPA) at University College London’s School of Public Policy. Broadly speaking, my research is focused on the interlinkages between macroeconomics, finance, accounting, and political science (see research section).

I joined the School of Public Policy in the fall of 2015 as part of the newly created MPA programme which continues to graduate a large number of successful public and private sector professionals. Prior to working at UCL, I worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund between 2011 and 2014 where I continue to work as a short term expert. To date, I have worked with ministries of finance and central banks in over sixty-five countries worldwide.

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, I finished my first degree (Hons BA) in Economics at the University of Saskatchewan before moving abroad to complete an MRes (2006-07) and PhD (2007-12) in Political Economy at the London School of Economics.