Tim Köhler

Junior Researcher

Expertise: Economics of Education, Poverty and Inequality, Labour Economics, Behavioural Economics, Health Economics, Environmental Economics

Tim is currently a Junior Researcher at the DPRU and a PhD candidate in UCT’s School of Economics. He obtained a Masters and Honours (cum laude) degree in Economics from Stellenbosch University. His PhD dissertation is focusing on adaptive social protection and household vulnerability, and his research topics for past degrees involved investigating the intergenerational transmission of education and the relationship between environmental degradation and economic development in South Africa. He has spent some time working as a research assistant on education-related work for the Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP) unit in Stellenbosch University’s Department of Economics. His research interests relate predominantly to development microeconomics relating especially to education, poverty, inequality, labour, social protection, and health.

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