I am a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. I will be joining the International Monetary Fund's Economist Program (EP) from September 2021.

My areas of expertise are public finance and development economics. I study the responsiveness of taxpayers to tax policy, and research the distributional and revenue effects of evolving income tax and property tax regimes, both in the United States and in developing country contexts. 

Since 2019, I have provided technical guidance on the design of property taxation to the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

Prior to enrolling at Cornell, I received a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as a Fulbright Scholar, and conducted research at the World Bank and the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). 

Fields: Public Finance, Development Economics

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Email: aa2378@cornell.edu | Phone: +1(646)545-9226 

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