About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher focusing on Development Economics, Regional Economics, Political Economy, and Data Science at the Wyss Academy for Nature of the University of Bern and a research associate at the University of St.Gallen. My recent research projects examine the effects of regional capital cities on the spatial distribution of economic activity within countries, as well as the determinants of subnational border reforms and ethnic politics, primarily within Africa. I also work on the determinants of organized political violence, development cooperation, and migration.