UCL Department of Economics



I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCL Department of Economics. My research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, in particular Development Economics, Economics of the Family and Labour Economics. My job market paper exploits the introduction of Sharia laws in northern Nigeria to investigate the effect of Islamic law on parental behaviour towards children and on child welfare. In other current research projects, I analyse the effects of expected dowry payments on fertility choices and the unintended consequences of conditional cash transfer programmes on sex ratios at birth.