Sandra Sequeira and Stefano Caria awarded the Leverhulme Prize in Economics

Sandra Sequeira, IGC’s Lead Academic for Mozambique, and Stefano Caria, IGC’s Lead Academic for Ethiopia, have each been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize 2022 in Economics by the Leverhulme Trust.

The prizes recognise and celebrate the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

Sandra Sequeira, Associate Professor at the Department of International Development at LSE, has received the prize for her work on development economics. Sandra has co-led the IGC’s engagement in Mozambique since its inception. She has led ambitious research programmes in health, corruption, and migration, working in close partnership with the Mozambique government.

Some of her most impactful work includes research on improving the delivery of primary health care in Mozambique, which has helped redesign systems to access healthcare in the country, reducing waiting times, and improving the level of care.

Stefano Caria, Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, was recognised for his work on development economics, labour economics, and behavioural economics.

Stefano has been instrumental in driving IGC’s engagement in Ethiopia, as part of the country leadership team. His research investigates how to make labour markets more inclusive and efficient, a key priority of governments everywhere. He has authored influential IGC publications, including a growth brief on how better information can help jobseekers in developing countries.

Each winner receives £100,000 which can be used to advance their research. More information about the Philip Leverhulme 2022 prize winners is available on their website.