Joshua D Merfeld

Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service

Joshua D Merfled

Josh Merfeld is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. He teaches introduction to statistics and advanced quantitative methods. He has experience teaching statistics and economics at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul, South Korea).

Josh is a development economist. He is interested in how and why households allocate their labor to different types of productive activities, including agricultural and non-farm self-employment, and how government policies affect labor allocation decisions. He also studies gender and decision-making, with a particular interest in how gender affects resource allocation decisions.

Josh holds a Ph.D. 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.