Sequeira, Sandra

Dr Sandra Sequeira  


Position held

Lecturer in Development Economics


Experience keywords:

Sub-Saharan Africa; corporate social responsibility; corruption; fair trade; private sector development; program evaluation; transport infrastructure

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Sandra Sequeira is a Lecturer of Development Economics in the Department of International Development and a research affiliate at STICERD. Her research applies a combination of experimental and quasi-experimental methods to three main themes in development economics: infrastructure and growth, private sector development in developing countries and the economic costs of bureaucratic corruption.

She has conducted fieldwork in Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Peru, India and Ghana, and has consulted for the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the Government of Mozambique. She holds a PhD from Harvard University, an MA from the Fletcher School and a BA from Universidade Nova in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Ghana; Mozambique; South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; USA


French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Portuguese [Spoken: Fluent, Written: N/A]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7849 4914



Sequeira, Sandra and Nunn, Nathan and Qian, Nancy (2017) Analysing America’s age of mass migration highlights the long-term benefits of immigration USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Jun 2017) blog


Sequeira, Sandra (2016) Corruption, trade costs, and gains from tariff liberalization: evidence from Southern Africa American Economic Review, 106 (10). 3029-3063. ISSN 0002-8282

Sequeira, Sandra and Spinnewijn, Johannes and Xu, Guo (2016) Rewarding schooling success and perceived returns to education: evidence from India Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131. 373-392. ISSN 0167-2681


Sequeira, Sandra (2015) Corruption and trade costs In: Lagunes, Paul and Rose-Ackerman, Susan, (eds.) Corruption: Global Influences, Politics and the Market. Edward Elgar.

Hainmueller, Jens and Hiscox, Michael J. and Sequeira, Sandra (2015) Consumer demand for Fair Trade: evidence from a multistore field experiment Review of Economics and Statistics, 97 (2). 242-256. ISSN 0034-6535


Sequeira, Sandra and Djankov, Simeon (2014) Corruption and firm behavior: evidence from African ports Journal of International Economics, 94 (2). 277-294. ISSN 0022-1996

Sequeira, Sandra and Hartmann, Olivier and Kunaka, Charles (2014) Reviving trade routes: evidence from the Maputo Corridor Discussion papers, SSATP, Washington, USA.


Sequeira, Sandra and Djankov, Simeon (2013) Corruption and firm behavior The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


Sequeira, Sandra (2011) Advances in measuring corruption in the field In: Serra, Danila and Wantchekon, Leonard, (eds.) New Advances in Experimental Research on Corruption. Research in experimental economics (15). Emerald Group Publishing, Yorkshire, UK, 145-176. ISBN 9781780527840

Sequeira, Sandra (2011) Transport costs and firm behaviour: evidence from Mozambique and South Africa In: Cadot, Olivier and Fernandes, Ana and Gourdon, Julien and Mattoo, Aaditya, (eds.) Where to Spend the Next Million?: Applying Impact Evaluation to Trade Assistance. Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, UK, 123-162. ISBN 9781907142390


Sequeira, Sandra and Djankov, Simeon (2010) An empirical study of corruption in ports MPRA Paper, Munich Personal RePEc Archive.


Macchi, Patricia and Sequeira, Sandra (2009) Soft versus hard infrastructure in transport Afrique Contemporaine, 230. 69-82. ISSN 0002-0478

Macchi, Patricia and Sequeira, Sandra (2009) L'infrastructure de transport « immatérielle » des ports de Maputo et Durban Afrique Contemporaine, 230 (2). ISSN 0002-0478

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