Robert Hill

Junior Researcher

Expertise: Labour economics, education and behavioural economics, all with a focus on econometric application​

Robert is a Junior Researcher in the DPRU, having taken up this position in June 2018. He holds a M.Com in Applied Economics (conferred in 2019, with an average above 75%), with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics (both majors with distinction) and an Honours degree in Economics (in the first class), all from UCT. Robert is currently registered for his PhD in Economics, under the supervision of Professors Corné van Walbeek and Justine Burns. His research focusses on the impact of curriculum change on prosocial behaviours, academic intervention and throughput in the economics discipline.

Robert is actively involved in both research pursuits and teaching for the School of Economics at UCT. He has lectured courses ranging from introductory microeconomics to Honours-level mathematics and labour economics courses. Robert was also involved in the rollout of the CORE Curriculum at UCT in 2019, leading the development of the game theory, experimental economics, and labour market sections of the curriculum.

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