Sharon Buteau

Doctoral Student
Chair of Development Economics / CeMIS, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer

Sharon Buteau is the Executive Director of LEAD at Krea University, an action-oriented research organization based in India. She oversees the strategic direction of the centre and is a Principal Investigator on several studies focusing on improving socio-economic outcomes for individuals, households and enterprises. Sharon's research combines empirical underpinnings with a strong understanding of ground realities in emerging economies, informed by extensive fieldwork across India. Her work applies collaborative research design processes and 'right-fit' research methods to tackle complex, policy-relevant challenges.

Sharon holds an MSc in Economics from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, as well as an MA in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics.

Research Interests: access to financial services, financial capabilities and well-being, poverty, health, micro and small firms, digital inclusion, gender