Kate Orkin

Kate Orkin

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Permanent Faculty

University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government

Kate Orkin is a faculty member in economics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a member of the research team at the Centre for Study of African Economies. She works in labor, behavioral, and development economics in East and South Africa. She designs and tests interventions which aim to increase employment, earnings, and productivity. Examples include cash transfers to facilitate entry into higher-return self-employment, improving the information employers have about workers’ skills, or improving processes of matching between firms and workers.

Kate has served on the review board of J-PAL's Social Protection Initiative.