The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, is an interdisciplinary community of scholars that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds linkages related to democracy and human development.
Luke Schafer is a sophomore economics and global affairs major interested in developmental economics and political economy. He assists Professor John Firth, a developmental economist in the Economics department, with his work, primarily focusing upon the Indian subcontinent. They are currently finishing a project about the effect of Anti-Bribery Laws, and are looking into a potential project regarding gold-backed microfinance lending in India.
In the future, Schafer hopes to improve his research and language skills, and is looking forward to conducting independent international research as part of his intended concentration in International Development.