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Project Collaborator

Sara Lowes

Assistant Professor of Economics University of California, San Diego


Sara Lowes’s research interests are at the intersection of development economics, political economy, and economic history. Lowes graduated from Harvard University in May 2017 with a PhD from the Political Economy and Government program (Economics track). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of California, San Diego, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford King Center on Global Development and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Bocconi University. Lowes is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an Affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar with the Institutions, Organizations & Growth research program, an Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and an Affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). Her research is supported by an NSF CAREER grant.


Omu Martha Dunkwu

The Power of Women in Eastern Nigeria

2023 – 2024