Research Interests: Regional economic development; inequality and social policy; urban sociology; domestic migration; spatial analysis; quantitative methods
Robert Manduca is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy. Robert is interested in the economic outcomes of people and places: why some cities and regions do well while others do poorly, and how individuals are and are not able to participate in the economic growth of their regions. He studies these topics primarily through the use of quantitative methods on large administrative datasets gathered from governments, corporations, and the Internet. Before starting graduate school, he worked as a consultant in fair lending regulation, testing for discrimination in mortgage lending.
Master in City Planning, MIT
BA in Economics, Swarthmore College