Senior Researcher (Economist)


Sandra is a Senior Economist for our policy team. She holds a PhD in Economics from North West University, where she investigated the economic value of marine protected areas as a common good using choice experiments. She also has an MSc in Economics and a Bachelor in Management and Economics.

She is currently working on a range of projects including digital trade, sustainable AI, AI governance, the digital economy, data pricing, the COVID-19 Responses for Equity (CORE), and the After Access surveys.

Prior to joining RIA, Sandra worked as an Economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies and as a Researcher at TREES, North West University. She has over nine years of economic research experience.

By Sandra Makumbirofa