Tony holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Malawi- Chancellor College under the Collaborative Master of Arts Program (CMAP) supported by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He also has a post graduate micro programme certificate from the University of Laval, with a focus on measuring and alleviating poverty and inequality and policy analysis and impact evaluation.
Tony is an ardent researcher with strong interest in micro-econometrics and applied microeconomics research. His work at ODI involves analysis of quantitative data for understanding chronic poverty, poverty dynamics, inequality, migration, and social policy evaluation in low-and-middle income countries.
He has applied microeconomics analysis in a wide range of areas such as health, migration, and agriculture. He has co-authored several publications in journals such as Development in Practice, Migration Letters, Migration and Development, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, and Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. He has been part of teams that have won grants from a wide range of funders such as The World Bank Group, Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the AERC.