Robert J Garlick
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, Ann Arbor 2013
Garlick, R. J., K. Orkin, and S. Quinn. “Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid), no. 224 (July 27, 2016). Open Access Copy
Garlick, R. J., and J. Hyman. “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). Open Access Copy
Garlick, R. J. “Academic Peer Effects with Different Group Assignment Policies: Residential Tracking versus Random Assignment.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid), no. 220 (March 3, 2016). Open Access Copy
A Labour Markets Research Agenda through a Job Search Platform awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023
Job Search, Hiring, and Matching With Two-Sided Limited Information About Workseekers' Skills awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021
A Labor Markets Research Agenda through a Job Search Platform awarded by Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (Co Investigator). 2018 to 2020