I am an economist with interests in econometrics and data science; and the economics of technology, creativity, innovation and growth. I am presently working currently on leave from my job as a Data Scientist in the Development Data Group of the Chief Economist’s Vice Presidency, where I work on all kinds of data questions (and occasionally co-host a podcast).

Previously I worked on the Big Data program at the Innovation Labs of the World Bank. This article in the NYT gives a friendly background to the work I was doing in the Innovation Labs. Before that I was a Research Fellow at Nesta.

My background combines economics, statistics and computer science. I completed my doctoral research 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, and indeed problems of all kinds that involve using data to illuminate the world.

The content on this site is my own and does not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions of my employers, past or present.