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Dr Saite Lu

Research Associate

Saite Lu is a Research Associate for the Wealth Economy project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. The project, led by Professor Diane Coyle and funded by LetterOne, is exploring the conceptualisation and measurement of ‘missing capitals’. His work considers the role of human capital and its interactions with social and natural capital.

Saite has spent several years as an economist working in various 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 continued 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 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 also supervises several undergraduate courses at Cambridge, especially in development, trade and macroeconomics. He has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Economics from the University of Ulster.