Robert Gonzalez

Robert Gonzalez is an assistant professor of Economics in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in May of 2016.

His research interests lie within the fields of development economics, public economics and economic demography. He is currently studying the effectiveness of corruption-deterring mechanisms in developing countries as well as the impact of information communication technologies (ICTs) on governance and economic development.

Content by Robert Gonzalez
  • Project

    Fostering trust in state authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from Liberia

    The lack of trust in the government inhibited the responses to the Ebola epidemics in West Africa (2014-16) and the DRC (2018-present), and the current COVID-19 pandemic. With poor health infrastructure and mistrust in state institutions, Liberia is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to infectious diseases like COVID-19. The experience with epidemics and...

    1 Sep 2020 | Elisa Maffioli, Robert Gonzalez