I am an Associate Professor of Economic and Social Demography at the Department of Social Policy  and the School of Public Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to joining LSE, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Yale University. I also held visiting researcher positions at Princeton University (2006); at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) of Essex University (2007), as a Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford (2015) and at the Economics Department of the University College London (2017).

My research examines the interplay between demographic processes (migration, divorce, marriage, and fertility) and child outcomes and economic behaviour (savings, labour supply, and type). My work is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across research in demography, economics and family sociology. My published work can be found in prominent journals of all three disciplines, such as Annual Review of SociologyProceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS), Journal of Human ResourcesDemography, European Economic Review, among many others.

My research has also been covered by over 60 media outlets in more than 20 countries including New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, AOL Money, IOL News (South Africa), India Times, La Stampa and Irish Independent.  

At the LSE, I am currently the Co-Director of the PhD Programmes at the Department of Social Policy. I mainly teach one of the core graduate courses of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the School of Public Policy.


Department of Social Policy,
Houghton Street,
OLD 2.32 WC2A 2AE, London​