Saite Lu

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University of Cambridge

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Dr. Saite Lu is a lecturer in economics at Pembroke College, University of Oxford and a senior teaching associate in development economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. He is currently working for the Wealth Economy project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy (BIPP). The project explores the conceptualisation and measurement of ‘missing capitals’. His work mainly considers the role of human capital and its interactions with social and natural capital. He is also leading another research project at the BIPP that aims to develop empirical Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) macroeconomic models for policy analysis.

Outside academia, Saite has spent several years working as a professional economist. He worked on various consultancy projects for the Overseas Development Institute, Gates Foundation and World Bank. Between 2013 and 2015, he was a senior economist/ODI fellow at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sierra Leone. Upon completion of the fellowship, he continued to provide technical support to the governments of Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Ethiopia as a macro-fiscal adviser. He also actively engaged in the research on microfinance in Bangladesh and multidimensional poverty measurement with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

Saite has a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Cambridge. His thesis investigates the linkages among global trade imbalances, international capital flows, and the financial crisis. He has an MPhil and a BSc in Economics from the University of Oxford and the University of Ulster respectively.

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