I am an economist based at the Nuffield College Centre for Experimental Social Sciences, where I am a Postdoctoral Research Officer and a Fellow of Nuffield College. My work explores how risk and uncertainty shape economic decision making. At the moment I am particularly excited about a couple of empirical and theoretical papers looking at how religious institutions in developing countries act as insurers. Insurance may be one amongst many financial roles and religious organisations may be partial informal substitutes for weak formal institutions. I have approached many questions through a variety of lab, field, and lab-type field experiments in what some coauthors insist on calling “exotic places”. Please click here for my CV.

Working papers

  1. God insures those who pay: formal insurance and religious offering in Ghana. May 2018.
    (with E. Auriol, J. Lassebie, E. Raiber, P. Seabright)  pdf
  2. Take your time or take your chance: Time discounting as a distorted probability. February 2018.
    (with M. Abdellaoui, E. Kemel, F. Vieider)  pdf
  3. A method for the integrated measurement of risk and time preferences. June 2017.
    (with M. Abdellaoui, E. Kemel, F. Vieider)  paper available on request
  4. Time for Tea Now. Discounting for Money and Consumption without the Utility Confound. May 2018.
    (with M. Abdellaoui, E. Kemel, F. Vieider) pdf

Work in progress

  • Risk, rationality, and economic well-being: evidence from Indian panel data.
    (with S. Choi and F. Vieider)
  • A comparison of risk elicitation mechanisms in the field.
    (with F. Vieider)
  • Platform competition between religious organisations. Evidence from Pentecostal churches in Ghana.