Mare Sarr

Mare Sarr

Associate Professor of International Affairs and African Studies

Phone: (814) 867-2979


Area(s) of Specialization: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation), Institutional Change and Development in Africa, Political Economy with a focus on resource-rich countries


Mare Sarr is Associate Professor of International Affairs and African Studies at the School of International Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University College London, an M.Sc. in Economics from University of Warwick, an M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Toulouse School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in Management from Reims Management School in France. Sarr was previously an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and, from 2010-12, was the director of its Environmental Policy Research Unit. His work includes publications in World Development, World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of Legal Studies, Land Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics, among other peer-reviewed journals, and contributions to policy papers, commissioned reports, and book chapters.