Taryn Dinkelman

Loughrey Associate Professor

Taryn Dinkelman Sm
3058 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Taryn Dinkelman is a development economist at the University of Notre Dame who studies labor markets and human capital in developing countries, including Botswana, Chile, India, Malawi, and her native country of South Africa. Barriers to full labor market participation and limitations on earnings capacity, particularly for women, are key themes in her work. She is a Research Associate at the NBER, a research theme leader at STEG (Structural Transformation and Economic Growth), and a Research Affiliate at BREAD, the CEPR, IZA, J-PAL, and SALDRU (South African Labour and Development Research Unit). Prior to joining the department at Notre Dame in 2018, Dinkelman held positions as Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and Assistant Professor at Princeton University.


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008

M.Comm., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2001

B.A., Rhodes University, South Africa, 1997