Michael is currently a PhD candidate in International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. He obtained an MSc degree in Development Management from the LSE, an MSc in Economics (Public Policy and Development) from the Paris School of Economics in France and a BSc in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University, Kenya. His research interest falls mainly on the application of quasi-experimental techniques to shed light on the political economy of development and public sector management in developing countries. During his stay at UC Berkeley, he will be focusing on inter-governmental transfers and public service provision in Kenya. His faculty mentor is Frederico Finan.