Sebastian Anti

Assistant Professor of Economics
Sebastian Anti headshot


Phone 610-526-5150
Location Dalton 204
Office Hours
Tuesday 10:30-12:00
On Leave



Ph.D., University of Minnesota

M.A.L.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

B.A., Oberlin College

Areas of Focus

Development economics, policy analysis, natural resource economics, spatial econometrics


Sebastian is a development economist broadly focused on measuring the structure of the economy in developing countries and its relationship to phenomena and policy decisions made at the national and international levels. He employs quasi-experimental econometric methods, novel sources of geocoded survey data, spatial data on policy implementation, and data derived from remote sensing sources. His research agenda currently covers two topical areas within development economics. The first is land investment policies and their effects on local economies, including effects on the labor market, household welfare, and technology adoption. The second is the impacts of forced migration and refugee flows in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically how refugee camps affect food security, health, and resource use among host communities. He joined the Bryn Mawr faculty in 2020. Prior to his graduate training he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, and spent time working in international development in Kenya and Malawi.

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