Welcome! I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). My research focuses on development economics, specifically examining the interplay between technology and firms in lower-income countries, particularly in Francophone West Africa.

My dissertation investigates the adoption and impact of various technologies on small and medium-sized businesses. In particular, I study how relationships between individuals within and across firms influence technology adoption and business outcomes. My research places a special emphasis on digital technologies, which have experienced rapid growth in Africa over the past decade.

In the past eight years, I have been involved in research projects in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Togo.

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Working Papers

  1. Overcoming Information Asymmetries Within Firms: The Role of Digitalization, Draft Coming Soon

  2. Relational Frictions Along the Supply Chain: Evidence from Social Commerce Among Senegalese Traders (with Edward Wiles), Draft Coming Soon

  3. Nationwide Diffusion of Technology Within Firms’ Social Networks: Evidence from Senegal’s Digital Payments Expansion, Draft Coming Soon

  4. Hidden Barriers to Rural Electrification: Evidence from Togo (with Paul Brimble, Axel Eizmendi Larrinaga, and Toni Oki), Draft Coming Soon

  5. Eliciting Poverty Rankings from Urban or Rural Neighbors: Methodology and Empirical Evidence (with Pascaline Dupas and Marcel Fafchamps), Revision Requested, Quantitative Economics

Selected Work in Progress

  • Digitalization of Local Tax Collection in Côte d’Ivoire (with Pascaline Dupas)

Other Publications