About

I am a final year ESRC-funded PhD student at the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My research looks at the interplay between corruption, favoritism and social norms using econometrics and experiments (lab and survey). Moreover, I study how question framing in surveys leads to biases in the measurement of bribery in healthcare. My work on conflicts of interest between the pharmaceutical industry and patient organizations (alongside Arianna Gentilini) has been published in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals such as the BMJ and BMJ Open and has received media coverage from the Guardian.

Currently, I am supporting Transparency International’s Global Health Program on projects related to counterfeit and falsified medicines. I also serve as the Coordinator for the Behaviour and Society Working Group at the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and an active member of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network

Before starting my PhD, I worked with the Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Aberdeen’s Health Economics Research Unit and the Bulgarian Ministry of Health. I hold an MA in Economics with Honors from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in International Health Economics from the LSE, for which I received the Brian Abel Smith Award for best overall performance.