Sarah Estelle, Ph.D. is an associate professor of economics at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and research fellow of the Acton Institute. She is also the founding director of Hope's Markets & Morality student organization, which explores economic issues through a Christian lens and brings speakers and film screenings to campus to enrich the Hope community's understanding of markets. In addition to her work with students, Dr. Estelle conducts applied microeconomic research on topics including parenting investments, higher education, welfare policy, and criminal justice reform. Currently she is researching different conceptions of the role of the state through projects that bridge economic ideas with traditional Christian theology. Dr. Estelle’s earned her B.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Hillsdale College and the University of Virginia, respectively.
Associate Professor of Economics