I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Development Economics at The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. My research is at the intersection of international trade, development economics, and political economy with a focus on water resource management and climate change problems. In my work, I use a combination of theoretical and empirical methods to study the economic causes and consequences of interstate and intrastate conflicts.
My current projects focus on factors that can trigger interstate conflicts, such as water scarcity, or mitigate them, such as liberalizing trade. I am also studying the impact of increasing staple food prices on social unrest, especially when experiencing extreme climatic events.