Sara Esfahani is broadly interested in development and growth, international economics, and macroeconomics. Her current research studies misallocation in the context of agriculture in Africa. Her previous work was on structural change in an open economy. Sara holds a MA in Economics from Bowling Green State University and a BS in Theoretical Economics from Allameh Tabatabai University of Tehran. Sara has also worked as a financial analyst and time-series specialist in the past at Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio. She came back to school to pursue her life-time goal and work on her PhD in Economics at University of Notre Dame in fall of 2013.