Sam Asher is an assistant professor in the Department of International Economics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He was previously an economist at the Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank. He is also an associate of the Center for International Development (Harvard University) and an affiliate at the Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi).
Sam received his PhD in economics from Harvard University, and was then a postdoctoral research fellow in the Economics Department and Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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