Sarah Kroeger

Assistant Research Professor of Economics

Area of Specialization

Education, health

Why LEO?

“I spent much of my childhood in very impoverished communities in Southeast Asia and saw first-hand how poverty, low education, and poor healthcare can turn into a vicious cycle that persists from one generation to the next. I was excited to join LEO because of the opportunity to work with providers on the front lines of this cycle, who are seeking evidence and data on how to reach families in poverty more effectively.”


Sarah researches how to address the root causes and symptoms of poverty within areas like college completion, early childhood, maternal education, and healthcare for vulnerable populations. She works to design research projects, oversee the data analysis process, and write papers for publication as well as reports for our non-academic partners. Before joining the LEO team, Sarah was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She earned her BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary and her PhD in Economics from Boston University.

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Phone: 574.631.6317
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