Todd Pugatch

Oregon State University, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University; Research Fellow, IZA

Research interest

Development, labor economics, economics of education

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Short-Term Consultant, World Bank, 2012–2013; Research Associate, United Nations Foundation, Washington DC, 2005; Junior Professional Associate, World Bank, Washington DC 2003–2005.


PhD Economics, University of Michigan, 2011

Selected publications

  • "U.S. Border enforcement and Mexican immigrant location choice." Demography 52:5 (2015) 1543–1570 (with S. Bohn).

  • “Financial constraints and girls’ secondary education: Evidence from school fee elimination in the Gambia.” World Bank Economic Review (Forthcoming) (with M. Blimpo and O. Gajigo).

  • “Non-tuition costs, school access, and student performance: Evidence from the Gambia.” Journal of African Economies, 26:2 (2017): 140–168 (with L. Giordono).

  • “Prospective analysis of a wage subsidy for Cape Town youth.” Journal of Development Economics 108 (2014): 169–183 (with J. Levinsohn).

  • "Incentives for teacher relocation: Evidence from the Gambian hardship allowance." Economics of Education Review 41 (2014): 120-136 (with E. Schroeder).