David Garber

Credentials: India

2004 SKJ Fellow

David Garber comes to the University of Wisconsin with a history of interest and involvement in African- and Arab- centered issues. His undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia was in International Relations (African Studies track), and while there he obtained a research fellowship to investigate the post-Apartheid politics of multilingualism in South Africa. After a brief stint of internships with the Africa America Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, David joined the U.S. Peace Corps. He lived in Morocco for four years, three of which were spent as a Volunteer after which he became a Project Monitor/Evaluator for a rural education project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

David is finishing his fourth year of a PhD program in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Majoring in Natural Resources and Development Economics, his primary research interest concerns the economic distributional consequences of natural resource booms in poorer countries. He also has done some work looking at environmental economic problems of failing fisheries in the U.S. and elsewhere. His SKJ Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant will contribute to his travel to Chad where he will be investigating the short-term and long-term economic impacts of the newly introduced petroleum sector from both a household and aggregate perspective.

Check out David’s post-fellowship report here.