Pierre Bachas is a PhD student in Economics at UC Berkeley. His research interests lie in the fields of development economics and public finance. He is currently working on a project on corruption and social preferences in Kenya and another on estimating the effects of corruption on public goods provision in Brazil. Before his studies at Berkeley, Pierre obtained his BA and MA in Economics from the London School of Economics, and worked in Kenya on the Kenyan Life Panel Survey. Outside of academia, Pierre enjoys outdoor sports, in particular soccer and tennis.