An economist by training and an explorer at heart, my current roles are with the consortium on Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) at Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex; and as visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My ongoing research explores the political economy of trade protection, agricultural commercialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa, innovation and inclusive structural change.
I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Sussex; my PhD thesis examined the political economy of Indian trade policy since liberalisation. My research roles have also included work with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London; with the Ministry of Commerce in India, WTO Geneva, ITAD and United Nations ESCAP. I have also taught various courses in Economics and Statistics. My roles have been at University of Sussex; at SOAS, University of London and University of Bath.
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