Robert Garlick

I am an economist studying labor markets in developing economies, particularly how to reduce search and matching frictions to increase employment, earnings and productivity. I also study how labor markets intersect with government policies on income support and public works employment. My two secondary research agendas are on human capital and on methods and measurement.

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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.