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The way we think about refugees

Sarah Walker

Lecturer, School of Economics, UNSW Business School

Sarah Walker is a development economist who has worked in Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Eastern Europe.  Her work examines poverty alleviation, deforestation, conflict and the impact of refugee populations on host countries.  As well as her academic work, Sarah has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR).
Sarah’s work examines issues around poverty alleviation, conflict, deforestation, and the persistence of culture and institutions. She joined the UNSW School of Economics as a Lecturer in 2015 after receiving her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Outside of her academic work, Sarah has served as a consultant to the World Bank, as well as the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR).