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Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews and a member of the Applied Microeconomics GroupI am also a Research Affiliate at the Oxford Centre for Economic and Social History

My research interests include economic history, development, and labor economics. I use historical microdata and natural experiments of history to study diverse topics in migration economics. I am also interested in understanding how historical events shape long-run development patterns. Currently, I am conducting research on Mexico-U.S. and Canada-U.S. immigration using individual border crossings. I am also studying the impact of European immigration on agricultural productivity in Brazil.

I received my Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 2020 and spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

Contact information

 University of St Andrews

School of Economics and Finance

Castlecliffe, Office S8

The Scores, St Andrews

KY16 9AZ 

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