Sarah Kopper joined J-PAL as a Research Manager in July 2018. She is working to improve research operations at J-PAL Global with a focus on research resources and knowledge sharing across offices and projects. Sarah's research focuses on the relationship between agricultural input markets, input use, and production in Eastern and Southern Africa. Her field experience includes agro-ecological research in Malawi and qualitative work on a palm oil plantation in Cameroon.
She holds a PhD in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University and a BA in economics from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal for two years.