Josh Merfeld is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
He is a development economist interested in how and why households allocate their labour to different types of productive activities, including agricultural and non-farm self-employment, and how government policies affect labour allocation decisions. He also studies gender and decision-making, with a particular interest in how gender affects resource allocation decisions.
Josh holds a PhD from the University of Washington. He also has a Master’s of Public Policy from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s from the University of Georgia.