I am a Professor and currently Head of Department in the Department of Economics at UCL.
I am also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where I co-direct the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo) and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP).
I am interested in modelling household behaviour in developed and developing countries and, more generally, in Applied Econometrics.
In particular, my current and recent research has focused on:
v Household Consumption, Saving and Labour Supply Behaviour;
v Human Capital Accumulation during the Early Years;
v Housing Choices and Housing Markets;
v Risk Sharing;
v Evaluation and Design of Policies in Developing Countries;
v Human Capital Accumulation in Developing Countries;
v Micro Credit;
v Measurement Tools in Surveys.
In 2014, I have been serving as President of the European Economic Association.
In April 2016, I have been awarded the Carlos Diaz Alejandro Prize by LACEA.
In October 2016, I have been awarded the Klaus J Jacobs Research Prize.
In the past, I have been Managing Editors of the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association and Quantitative Economics.