His research focuses on understanding how public policies, market failures, and institutions interact in the context of developing countries. Using quasi-experimental and structural approaches, he studies how institutions and markets hamper the delivery of social programs, offset failures in program implementation, and lead to unintended consequences of policy efforts to alleviate poverty. In particular, his most recent work emphasizes the multiple roles that socioeconomic networks play in developing countries. He studies how they determine direct and indirect participation in social programs, how they respond to changes in the economic environment induced by policy interventions, and how they determine the strategies households use to overcome market failures.
Currently, he is Ph.D. in Economics at University of California, San Diego