Associate Center Director, Sr. Lecturer
Sarah O’Byrne is the Associate Center Director and a senior lecturer for the Center for Data Analytics, Policy, and Government. 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 AAP Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014.
O’Byrne’s 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 Bachelor of Arts in economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Master of Arts in economics and PhD in political science from Johns Hopkins University.