Sarah is an applied microeconomist. Her research focuses on development, economic history, culture and institutions, and the intersection of these topics with the environment. She received her PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2015 and shortly thereafter joined the School of Economics at UNSW Sydney. Sarah has previously held consultancies with the World Bank, and prior to her academic career, worked for several years in boutique financial services. She now serves on the executive committee for the Adasina Social Justice fund.
Recently, Sarah was awarded the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She is also a 2020 recipient of the Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
You can find her personal website here.