Robert Garlick

I am an economist studying education and labour markets in developing economies. 

My primary focus is on frictions in urban labour markets that lead to inefficient job search and hiring decisions. I also study how people make education investment decisions and the outcomes of these decisions, social protection policies such as cash transfers, survey methods, and data quality. Google scholar profile.

I am currently an assistant professor in the Duke University Economics Department and an affiliate at the Poverty Action Lab. I previously worked as Postdoctoral Researcher in the World Bank's Development Research Group and studied at the University of Michigan and University of Cape Town.