Robin Burgess

Associate, LSE

Robin Burgess

Robin also holds the following positions:


Robin has been a Visiting Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), Ecole Polytechnique, University College London and the University of California at Berkeley.

Before joining academia, Robin served as a consultant economist with the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Government of India. .

Robin received a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University, an MSc in Economics from LSE and a PhD in Economics from Oxford University.

He was brought up in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, the US, the Philippines and Italy.

Research interests

  • Development economics;
  • Public economics;
  • Political economy;
  • Labour economics;
  • Environmental economics.