Sarah O’Byrne, Program Coordinator, Sr. Lecturer

Sarah O’Byrne is Program Coordinator for the Center for Governmental Studies. She has been teaching in the program since 2007 and currently teaches courses in global political economy, political economy of development, and research methods.

Her research and writing take an interdisciplinary approach that combines political science and economic, perspectives and tools. She is currently examining the role of epistemic communities on policy outcomes, specifically in the area of development aid and corruption. She holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, an MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins and Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins.

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Sarah O'Byrne, JHU AAP