Taryn Dinkelman is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on labor markets and human capital in developing countries.
Dr. Dinkelman's current work exploits historical natural experiments combined with newly digitized archival data to examine long run impacts of circular migration in Africa on local economic development outcomes. In several projects in Chile, she uses large-scale field experiments to explore how providing information (about financial aid, career possibilities, and school performance) to parents and children can improve education outcomes. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Development Economics.
Dr. Dinkelman received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2008 and her M.Comm. from the University of the Witwatersrand. She previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and Princeton University and has held visiting research positions at Yale University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She is a Faculty Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Affiliate at BREAD and the CEPR. She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2014.