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Sarah Baird is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development and an Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics at George Washington University, where she focuses on the microeconomics of health and education in low- and middle-income countries with an emphasis on gender and youth. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and The Lancet, and has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times and The Economist. Baird’s current work investigates different policy approaches to improve outcomes for adolescents ranging from cash transfers, to Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy, to social norms change. She received her PhD from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley.

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