University of Oxford

Richard tries to understand how people come to adopt certain views of themselves, their surroundings, and their future; how these views influence economic behavior; and how development policy can take such processes into account in order to be more effective.

He is also interested in the organization of the social and development sector: for instance, in how its agents navigate competing motivations and accountability structures, and how peripheral institutions (such as research bodies or the capital markets) can help improve resource allocation or may fall short of their potential.

Prior to starting his DPhil, Richard worked as a management consultant, an economist, a research manager, and a philanthropic advisor, with a geographic emphasis on Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.