I am currently a PhD candidate in economics and Gates Scholar at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. My research mostly lies in the field of microeconomic theory, more particularly networks, behavioural economics and social economics. I was recently awarded a Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I read for an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford, University College, as a Rhodes Scholar. My research mostly focused on economic development and microfinance. I was awarded the Eugene Havas Memorial Prize for best overall performance in the MPhil programme.

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Social Structure, Markets and Inequality

Paper Working paper | | Feb 2015

The interaction between social structure and markets remains a central theme in the social sciences. In some instances, markets can build on and enhance social networks’ economic role; in other contexts, markets appear to be in direct competition with social networks. The impact of markets on inequality and welfare is also varying: while markets can sometimes offer valuable outside options to marginalised individuals, in other situations only well connected and better off individuals can benefit from them.