I’m an Assistant Professor of Economics at Colby College. I’m on sabbatical this academic year (June 2023 – August 2024), which I’m spending traveling in Asia.

My research interests lie in environment and political economy. I study: 1) citizens’ behavior in response to deteriorating environmental quality (air pollution, groundwater depletion, climate change) in developing countries; and 2) state capacity in developing countries and how it relates to provision of public goods.

I serve as a research fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC).

Before joining Colby, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. I hold a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Policy from the University of California, Riverside (2015) and a B.A. from Colby College (2008).