Growing up in rapidly changing India, I've always been fascinated by the question of how states can become more effective. I have sought to answer this question from different perspectives through my work in government and research. As an ODI Fellow, I worked on public financial management and macro-fiscal policy at the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste. Thereafter, I undertook research in public finance (taxation and inequality in developing countries) and macroeconomics (commodity prices and exchange rate interventions) at the Kennedy School of Government, where I received an MPA in International Development. During my time at the Blavatnik School of Government, I seek to pursue questions at the intersection of public finance and political economy in developing countries.
I previously served as a consultant in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice of the World Bank in the Caribbean, and the East Asia-Pacific regions. I also hold an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.