Short CV/Education and training

  • 2015
    Ph.D. Economics, University of Birmingham, UK

  • 2010
    M.Sc. Development Economics, University of Birmingham, UK

  • 2009
    B.Sc. Economics, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Selected publications

  • Gender, Crime and Punishment: Evidence from Women Police Stations in India \\(with Sonia Bhalotra and Nishith Prakash)

  • Population Sex Ratios and Violence against Women: The Long-Run Effects of Sex Selection in India\\ (with Sonia Bhalotra) ISER Working Paper

  • Do Improved Property Rights Decrease Violence against Women? Evidence from India ISER Working Paper

  • Employment Programmes for the Poor and Female Empowerment: The Effect of NREGS on Gender-based Violence in India} Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. (with Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Rudra Sensarma)

Selected projects

  • Leibniz Association – The Economics of Violence Against Women: Understanding Causes and Identifying Remedies (PI), 2019 – 2023

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • European Economic Association

  • American Economic Association

  • CESifo

Media coverage

  • Interpol podcast, OZY, Quartz India,, The Indian Wire, Times of India, J-PAL Crime and Violence Initiative Blog, The Prevention Collaboration, Global Portuguese Scientists/Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

  • Part of the panel of the 2020 German Economics Association on impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on gender inequality

Additional qualifications

  • Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, UK

  • Lecturer, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham, UK


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