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Jet G. Sanders

Jet is a behavioural scientist, trained in experimental psychology and real world implementation of laboratory evidence using randomised controlled trials in field to improve health and wellbeing on a population level.

Currently she is focused on how everyday time perception affects risk tolerance, decision making and behaviour on a population level. Her research shows that the experiential fluctuation of weekly cycle influences our risk-taking behaviour, with serious consequences for health care, crime, economic and political settings.

SOAS University of London

Meera Sabaratnam

Meera Sabaratnam is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS University of London. Her research focuses on the colonial and postcolonial dimensions of world politics, both in theory and practice. She has published work on race, decolonisation, international aid and peacebuilding. Recently she has been active in efforts to decolonise education and re-think the legacies of empire.

Jain Family Institute

Claudia Sahm

Claudia Sahm is the Director of Macroeconomic Research at JFI. She is also the founder of Stay-at-Home Macro (SAHM) Consulting and a regular opinion writer at Bloomberg. She has policy and research expertise on consumer spending, fiscal stimulus, and the financial well-being of households. She is the author of the “Sahm Rule,” a reliable early signal of recessions that she developed as a way to automatically trigger stimulus payments to individuals in a recession. Previously, she was a section chief in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board, where she oversaw the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking. Before that she worked for ten years in the Division of Research and Statistics on the staff’s macroeconomic forecast. She was a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in 2015-2016. Sahm holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan (2007), and a bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, and German from Denison University (1998).

Centre for Research in Economics and Business, Lahore School of Economics

Farah Said

Farah Said is an Assistant Professor at the Lahore School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Economics and Business. She studies dynamics of poverty and gender in LMICs. Her current research investigates the effectiveness of community engagement in improving learning outcome; the role of aspirations and microfinance in supporting female labor force participation; and the role of behavioral biases in the demand for credit and saving among microfinance borrowers.

The Health Foundation

Hiba Sameen

Hiba leads the REAL Centre’s portfolio on Social Care and Supply at the Health Foundation. Her work focuses on understanding the impact of supply frictions on the delivery of care services across the health and social care system.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Hiba worked as a lead analyst across various policy areas at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for several years. Her last role at DHSC was to lead analysis on the economic and health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and non-pharmaceutical interventions put in place to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.


Thomas Sampson

Thomas Sampson is an Associate Professor of economics at the London School of Economics. His research studies the impact of globalisation on workers, firms and productivity. Thomas is also an academic adviser to the Bank of England and an associate at the Centre for Economic Performance where he has worked extensively on the economic consequences of Brexit.
Prior to joining the London School of Economics, Thomas worked as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow at the Bank of Papua New Guinea and obtained a PhD in economics from Harvard University.