Sara Esfahani

Sara Esfahani
Office: Olin Hall 341

Clinical Professor of Economics

  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, Economics
  • MA, University of Notre Dame, Economics
  • MA, Bowling Green State University, Economics
  • BS, Allameh Tabatabei University of Tehran, Economics

Sara Esfahani is a clinical professor of economics at the University of San Diego School of Business with a PhD in economics from the University of Notre Dame. Most of her research aims to understand the underlying reasons for low agricultural productivity in developing countries through studying the inefficiency in economic resource allocation in these economies.

Sara was an assistant professor of economics at Sam Houston State University before joining USD and previously has taught statistics and macroeconomics. She has also worked as a financial analyst and time series specialist at Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio. Aside from teaching and research, which are Sara’s favorite activities, she enjoys cooking and creating new recipes.

Areas of Expertise

Economic Growth, International Development