Timothy Köhler

Position: Junior Research Fellow and PhD Candidate
Institution: Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town
Expertise: Applied development economics, labour economics, micro-econometrics

Tim is an applied development micro-economist primarily focused on labour markets and policy evaluation in developing countries. He is currently a Junior Research Fellow at the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) housed in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, where he is also a PhD candidate. His research centers around labour economics in the South African and African context, but also considers poverty and inequality, social protection, the economics of education, health economics, and causal inference. He often does economic advisory work for several multilateral organisations and departments of the South African government. Prior to joining the DPRU, he worked as a Research Assistant for the Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) unit and a Research Intern in the South African Reserve Bank. More information on Tim's work can be found here: https://timothykohler.github.io.