Sam Jones

Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER

Sam Jones is a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, based in Mozambique, on extended leave from his position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. He is a versatile economist with expertise in various areas, including macroeconomic analysis, development finance, microeconomic empirical methods, education and labour markets. He has worked extensively in Mozambique in close collaboration with local institutions, namely the Ministry of Finance.



Working Paper

Africa’s Lockdown Dilemma: High Poverty and Low Trust

WIDER Working Paper;2020/76

The primary policy response to suppress the spread of COVID-19 in high-income countries has been to lock down large sections of the population. However, there is growing unease that blindly replicating these policies might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in...

12 October 2020