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, economics for public policy, political economy of development, corruption and comparative democracies. She received an Excellent in Teaching Award in 2014.

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 is also the Managing Editor for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia for International Studies. She holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MA in Economics and a PhD in Political Science, both from Johns Hopkins University.

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Sarah O'Byrne