Bio

I am an economist with interests in econometrics and data science; and the economics of technology, innovation and growth. I am presently working as a Data Scientist in the Innovation Labs at the World Bank. Immediately previously, I worked as a Research Fellow (Creative and Digital Economy) at Nesta, an innovation think tank in London. My background combines economics, statistics and computer science.

I completed my doctoral research student in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. My research was in time series econometrics, but I am interested in economics and statistics more broadly. I graduated with distinction from the Master of Philosophy in Economics at Oxford in 2009.

Before that I worked as an economic consultant at The Allen Consulting Group (now ACIL Allen Consulting) in Brisbane, Australia. There, I worked mainly on projects in social policy (health, education, disability, poverty) and economic regulation (gas, electricity, water, aviation/airports). Many of the projects I was involved with produced public reports, some of which can still be found online:

  • Health Economist Review for Queensland Health [PDF]
  • Business for Poverty Relief for the Business for Poverty Relief Alliance [PDF]
  • World Class Skills for World Class Industries for the Australian Industry Group [PDF]

I have also worked at AccentureNERA, the iLab technology incubator and the Distributed Systems Technology Centre.

Based on a very loose definition, I have an Erdős–Bacon number of 6 via Audun Jøsang (here) and Jeremy Paxman (here and here).