Assistant Professor of Economics
Robert Garlick joined the economics department as an assistant professor in 2014. He previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the World Bank's Development Research Group and holds a PhD in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan. Garlick was born and raised in South Africa, where he studied economics, mathematics and philosophy at the University of Cape Town and managed a small education nonprofit.
Garlick studies education and labor economics in developing countries. He is currently working on peer and network effects in education, determinants of education investments by households, and transitions between education and the labor market. This work spans empirical and methodological topics, and includes primary data collection in and analysis of secondary data from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.
- Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 2013
Garlick, RJ, Orkin, K, and Quinn, S. "Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), no. 224 (July 27, 2016). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy
Garlick, RJ, and Hyman, J. "Data vs. Methods: Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Alternative Sample Selection Corrections for Missing College Entrance Exam Score Data." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), no. 221 (June 7, 2016). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy
Garlick, RJ. "Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), no. 220 (March 3, 2016). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy