Saite Lu is a Research Assistant for the Six Capitals Programme at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, working in The Wealth Economy project. He is also a fourth year PhD candidate at the Centre of Development Studies. His thesis focuses on the linkages among global trade imbalances, international capital flows, and financial crisis.
Saite is a macroeconomist with a huge passion for economic development. He has spent several years working in developing countries. His most recent experience was with the Ministry of Finance in Sierra Leone, where he was a Senior Economist/ODI Fellow. Upon completion of the fellowship, he continues to work as a macro-fiscal adviser for the Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI), providing technical support to the governments of Sierra Leone and South Sudan. 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 supervised several undergraduate economics courses for the Faculty of Economics and Judge Business School. He has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Ulster.