Robert Garlick

Robert Garlick is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Duke University. Prior to joining Duke, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the World Bank's Development Research Group. He received his  Ph.D.  in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 2013, an M.A. in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2011, an M.Com. (M.A. equivalent) in Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2008 and B.Com.Hons (B.A. equivalent) in Economics & Philosophy from the University of Cape Town in 2005. His research interests are in development economics, the economics of education, labour economics and microeconometrics.  He previously worked as the founder and director of Ubunye, an education non-profit that provides academic support services for students in underprivileged high schools around Cape Town.

Researcher's Grant Projects

As a lack of information on worker and jobseeker skills may contribute to low firm productivity, this study aims to directly measure the consequences of improving information to employers about potential workers through twin randomized controlled trials. 
Researchers: Robert Garlick, Kate Orkin, Neil Rankin
Grants Round: 16th Round
Country: South Africa
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project tests the feasibility and effectiveness of using mobile phones to collect accurate high-frequency data on microenterprise profits and sales relative to conventional face-to-face data collection methods.
Researchers: Simon Quinn, Kate Orkin, Robert Garlick
Grants Round: 5th Round
Country: South Africa
Cross-cutting themes: Gender