Robert Garlick

I am an economist studying education and labour markets in developing economies. My current research focuses mainly on two areas: frictions in urban labour markets that distort job search and hiring decisions, and determinants of and returns to human capital investment decisions. I also do some methodological work on data quality, from both applied econometrics and survey methodology perspectives.

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.