Peter Glick

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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 and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has more than 20 years' experience in research on economic development in the areas of employment, health, education, and poverty. From 2012 to 2105, he was director of the Center for Research and Policy in International Development in RAND's Labor and Population unit.

Recent projects that he has led include an NIH-funded study of health risk behaviors among Palestinian youth, an evaluation of the household impacts of cataract surgery in Ethiopia, and a project to develop capacity and implement labor force surveys in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He leads RAND's participation in Solutions for Youth Employment, a coalition including the World Bank and other international organizations, and has examined youth schooling-to-employment transitions in settings such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Mongolia. In the US, he is part of a team studying National Guard Youth ChalleNGe, a residential program for out of school youth that provides life skills, academic instruction, and vocational education.

Glick's research has also examined education and health care demand, school quality and learning, gender differences in education and earnings, the impacts of export manufacturing on women, HIV/AIDS knowledge and behaviors in Africa, and the behavioral and economic impacts of antiretroviral therapy. He has carried out impact evaluations of health interventions, and designed and implemented household and provider surveys, in numerous low and middle income countries.

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

Recent Projects

  • Health Risk Behaviors among Palestinian Youth
  • Education and Employment Transitions of Youth in Jordan
  • Capacity Building at the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Organization through Data Collection
  • Skilled Attendance at Birth: A Natural Experiment in Nigeria
  • The Costs of Blindness and the Impacts of Cataract Surgery

Selected Publications

Peter Glick, David E. Sahn and Thomas Walker, "Economic and Health Shocks and School Dropout in Madagascar," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming)

Glick, Peter, David E. Sahn, and Chris Handy, "Schooling, Marriage and Age of First Childbirth in Madagascar," Population Studies, 69(2):219-36, 2015

Peter Glick, Crystal Huang, and Nelly Mejia, The Private Sector and Youth Skills and Employment Programs in Low- and Middle- Income Countries, Solutions for Youth Employment and RAND, 2015

Ryan Brown, Louay Constant, Peter Glick, and Audra Grant, Education and Employment Transitions of Youth in Jordan, RAND Corporation (RR-556), 2014

Glenn J Wagner, Victoria Ngo, Peter Glick, Ekwaro A Obuku, Seggane Musisi, and Dickens Akena, "INtegration of DEPression Treatment into HIV Care in Uganda (INDEPTH-Uganda): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial," Trials, 25(15):248, 2014

Massad, Salwa, Ryan Brown, Peter Glick, Rita Karam, Sebastian Linnemayr, Umaiyeh Kammash, and Mohammed Shaheen, "Perceptions of sexual risk behavior among Palestinian youth in the West Bank: a qualitative investigation," BMC Public Health, 14(1213), 2014

Sebastian Linnemayr, Peter Glick, Cissy Kityo, Peter Mugyeni, Glenn Wagner, "Prospective Cohort Study of the Impact of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on Employment Outcomes among HIV Clients in Uganda," AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(12):707-714, 2013

Sebastian Linnemayr, Brook Stearns Lawson, Peter Glick, and Glenn Wagner, "Economic Shocks and Coping Mechanisms of Individuals Seeking HIV Care in Uganda," Journal of African Economies, 20(3):505-529, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Silver Merit Award, RAND


  • Women walk near a poster displaying a government message against Ebola, at a maternity hospital in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, August 14, 2014

    The Economic Rationale for Investing in Family Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Proven benefits to reduced fertility — or to delayed start to childbearing and greater spacing between births — include lower maternal mortality, fewer unsafe abortions, reduced risks from early childbearing, and women's ability to engage in more income-generating opportunities.

    Aug 3, 2016 The World Bank Investing in Health Blog