I am the Otto Poon Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the University of Oxford

I am on the economics Job Market this year.

I will be available for interviews at the AEA Meetings in Chicago from 6-8 January 2017 as well as at the RES PhD Meetings in London on 3 January 2017.


Refugee Resettlement (Job Market Paper)

(with David Delacrétaz and Scott Duke Kominers)

Abstract: Over 100,000 refugees are permanently resettled from refugee camps to hosting countries every year. Nevertheless, refugee resettlement processes in most countries are ad hoc, accounting for neither the priorities of hosting communities nor the preferences of refugees themselves. Building on models from two- sided matching theory, we introduce a new framework for matching with multidimensional constraints that models refugee families’ needs for multiple units of different services, as well as the service capacities of local areas. We propose several refugee resettlement mechanisms that can be used by hosting countries under various institutional and informational constraints. Our mechanisms can improve match efficiency, incentivize refugees to report where they would like to settle, and respect priorities of local areas thereby encouraging them
to accept more refugees overall. Beyond the refugee resettlement context, our model
has applications ranging from the allocation of daycare slots to the incorporation of
complex diversity constraints in public school assignment.

Refugees’ Say

With Will Jones, I co-founded a public policy project, called Refugees’ Say, which aims to implement matching systems for refugee resettlement around the world. Please visit the website for resources on refugee matching and media coverage of our work.

Our recent papers on refugee matching include:


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