Post-doctoral researcher, Blavatnik School of Government
Kate Orkin is a post-doctoral researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Her work is in behavioural, labour and development economics. Some of her current research is on information frictions and credit market imperfections in rural and urban labour markets. Other research is in the psychology of poverty, particularly on how depression and low aspirations affect future-oriented investment. Kate completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, and studied for her MPhil and DPhil at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.
Recent work by Kate Orkin
Youth skill assessment increased employment and earnings for treated workseekers by providing information to both them and prospective employers
How can governments in developing countries best ensure widespread and effective social protection in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?