I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, and Fellow at the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh and Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre a LUMS.
My research interests lie at the intersection of Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Political Economy. I have done research projects on the incentives and preferences of public sector personnel, motivations of politicians, and social norms affecting women's participation in politics. My work has appeared in the Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Development Economics. I use field experiments and quasi-experimental methods in my on-going research work.
My Ph.D. is from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. I did my undergraduate at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan where I was a National Outreach Program student. After undergrad, I did double masters at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University New York.