Kim Lehrer is an assistant professor in the department of economics at the University of Sherbrooke.

She is a development economist with research interests in education and labour issues in developing countries. Her research focuses on microeconomic aspects of development and uses panel data, field experiments, natural experiments, and experimental evidence to investigate and test hypotheses about economic behaviour.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her dissertation investigates men and women's labour force participation and children's education and health outcomes using original data collected in Ugandan Internally Displaced People's camps in 2005 and 2007.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2009 and became a Research Fellow in August 2017.