Senior Research Manager, J-PAL Global
Sarah Kopper joined J-PAL in July 2018. She works to improve research operations at J-PAL Global with a focus on research resources and knowledge sharing across offices and projects. She also coordinates processes related to J-PAL's affiliates and oversees J-PAL's data publication efforts. 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.