My research interests include macroeconomics, monetary and exchange rate policy and resource and applied econometrics. I completed by D.Phil (PhD) in Economics at the University of Oxford where my research focused on how countries can best manage their natural resource wealth with a focus on macroeconomics and optimal monetary policy in these settings. I am also a member of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCARRE) and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). I completed my MSc in Economics for Development at the University of Oxford in 2011 and my BSc (hons) in Economics at the University of Sussex in 2008.
In addition to my academic work, I have worked as a professional economist in both the public and private sector. I have over 2 years of experience in macroeconomic and fiscal policy working for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK and the National Treasury (NT) in South Africa. I also have experience in international development having worked as an economist for the UK Department for International Development (DfID) for over 2 years. Towards the end of my D.Phil (PhD) I also spent some time doing economic research for various financial institutions including JP Morgan and Neptune Investment Management.