Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego and CEPR
Sara Lowes is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, a faculty research fellow at the NBER, a research affiliate of CEPR, and a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. She graduated from Harvard University in 2017 with a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. She studies economic development, political economy and economic history. Her most recent work is in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also has research experience in Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bolivia and Vietnam.
Recent work by Sara Lowes
Lasting effects of colonial-era resource exploitation in Congo: Concessions, violence, and indirect rule
Concessions granted to private companies to extract natural resources still have negative effects on present-day development in the DRC
Contrary to common belief, the practice of bride price in DRC does not negatively affect women
Historical experiences and demand for health: The legacy of colonial medical campaigns in Central Africa
Colonial medical campaigns in Central Africa have had lasting impacts, worsening health outcomes and lowering World Bank health project success today