Kate Orkin

Kate Orkin
Position: Associate Professor
Institution: University of Oxford
Expertise: Labour, public, behavioural and development economics.

Kate is an Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She is an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the Centre for the Study of African Economies. Her work has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of the European Economic Association.

Kate holds an MPhil and PhD in International Development from Oxford. She was a Rhodes Scholar, a Proctor Fellow at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge. 

Her work is in labour, public, behavioural and development economics. She creates new public policy interventions with NGOs and governments which aim to reduce poverty or improve employment and earnings. She tests these programmes in large-scale field experiments, producing both papers relevant to academic debates and findings which can be applied in policy and programme design.