Bio

This personal blog is dedicated to reflections with myself and readers about matters that I am passionate and think deeply about while pursuing my professional responsibilities.

I am passionate about topics in the intersections of political economy, development economics, and applied microeconomics, and for broader questions surrounding social equality, social development, democracy, and social state-building historically and contemporarily in the 21st century. My geographical focus regions are Southeast Asia (especially Vietnam and Indonesia) and China.

I hold degrees in BSc Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and in MSc Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. My hobbies include reading non-fiction and poetry, writing, country music, Vietnamese Zen Buddhism, Sinitic calligraphy, and traveling.

I am currently based in Jakarta with UN Development Programme in Indonesia, with previous work in Vietnam, Thailand, and China among others. Nevertheless, my blog reflects my own views.