Samantha Burn graduated with first class honors from the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an MPhil in Economics. Prior to entering the program, she spent several years working in international development, including stints as a researcher at the World Bank and as a government economist in the Republic of South Sudan. She is interested in productivity and allocation within health care systems. Her current research focuses on the effects of outsourcing to the private sector within the UK health care system, and on how information on performance affects quality. In summer 2018, she is working on these topics at Imperial College London, funded by the Kennedy Memorial Trust.