Peter Glick

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Director, Research and Policy in International Development (RAPID); Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in economics, American University; B.A. in anthropology, Binghamton University

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Peter Glick is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, director of the Center for Research and Policy in International Development within RAND Labor and Population, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has more than 20 years' experience in research on economic development, with a focus on health, employment, education, and poverty.

Among current projects that he is leading at RAND are an NIH-funded study of health risk behaviors among Palestinian youth, an evaluation of the impacts of cataract surgery on individuals and households in rural Ethiopia, and a project to develop capacity and implement labor force surveys in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is also co-leading an International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)-sponsored study to evaluate the provision of skilled birth attendants in Nigeria. He is the co-PI as well on a project for 3ie to develop an innovative registry of impact evaluations in developing countries.

Glick's research has also investigated education investments and health care demand, school quality and learning, gender differences in education and earnings, the impacts on women of export processing manufacturing, health care policy in Africa, the determinants of HIV/AIDS knowledge and risk behaviors, and the impacts of antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. He has designed and implemented numerous household and provider surveys, including two longitudinal household survey projects to study the schooling, skills, and transitions to work and parenthood of cohorts of youth in Senegal and Madagascar.

Glick received his Ph.D. in economics from American University.

Recent Projects

  • Ability, grade repetition, and school attainment in Senegal
  • HIV prevention in Africa
  • Policies to reduce gender schooling gaps in developing countries

Selected Publications

Glick, Peter and David E. Sahn, "Ability, Grade Repetition, and School Attainment in Senegal: a Panel Data Analysis," World Bank Economic Review, 24(1):93-120, 2010

Glick, Peter "HIV Prevention in Africa: What has been learned?" in Sahn, David E., The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Misconceptions, Cornell University Press, 2010

Glick, Peter and David E. Sahn, "Cognitive Skills Among Children in Senegal: Disentangling the Roles of Schooling and Family Background," Economics of Education Review, 28(2):178-188, 2009

Glick, Peter, "How Reliable are Client Satisfaction Surveys? Evidence from Matched Health Care Facility and Household Surveys in Madagasca," Social Science and Medicine, 68(2):368-379, 2009

Glick, Peter, "What Policies will Reduce Gender Schooling Gaps in Developing Countries: Evidence and Interpretation," World Development, 36(9):1623-1646, 2008

Glick, Peter, David E. Sahn and Alessandra Marini, "Estimating the Consequences of Unintended Fertility for Child Health and Education in Romania: an Exercise Using Twins Data," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69(5):667-691, 2007

Glick, Peter and David E. Sahn, "The Demand for Primary Schooling in Rural Madagascar: Price, Quality, and the Choice between Public and Private Providers," Journal of Development Economics., 79(1):118-145, 2006

Glick, Peter and David E. Sahn, "Intertemporal Female Labor Force Behavior in a Developing Country: What Can We Learn from a Limited Panel?" Labour Economics, 12:23-45, 2005