I am a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region (AFRCE) at the World Bank. Before this position, I was an Assistant Professor of economics and international studies at the University of Oklahoma(2012-2015). I completed a Ph.D. in economics from New York University in 2010 and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). My research interest focuses on a wide range of policy-relevant questions on African economies. I am the founding director of the Center for Research and Opinion Polls (CROP), a think tank in Togo that I led between 2011 and 2015.