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Upgrading Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from The Gambia

Dr. Pugatch is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. He is also a research fellow at the Institution for the Study of Labor, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. His research interests include development, labor, and economics of education. In 2012-2013 he completed an evaluation project in the Gambia on the Teachers Hardship Allowance Program. This consulting work was completed for the World Bank and the Gambian Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education. His recent publications include “Prospective Analysis of a Wage Subsidy for Cape Town Youth” (with James Levinsohn) in the Journal of Development Economics. His current work focuses on youth unemployment in South Africa, the effect of Mexican immigration on labor markets in the U.S, and education reform in the Gambia.

Please find more information about Dr. Pugatch at https://sites.google.com/site/toddpugatch/home

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