David worked as an economist for four years in the Hungarian, British and Sierra Leonean governments. His main areas of work have been fiscal policy, public financial management, macroeconomics and taxation.
Prior to joining NRGI, David completed the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme as an economist in Sierra Leone’s Budget Bureau of the Ministry of Finance. His two years in Freetown coincided with a mining boom in the country and his work focused on the impact of the extractive sector on the economy and public finances. Previously, David was based at the Hungarian Central Bank and the Office of the Fiscal Council in Hungary. In both roles, he focused on fiscal forecasting and evaluating budget sustainability.
He holds a M.S. from the University of Nottingham and from the Corvinus University of Budapest. David speaks fluent French, English and Hungarian.