Robyn Meeks is the Mark and Lynne Florian Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a research affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT.

During the 2023 – 2024 academic year, Professor Meeks is a Visiting Climate Fellow at Harvard Business School’s Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society (BiGS).

Her research is at the intersection of environmental, energy, and development economics with much of her work focusing on understanding individual, household, and firm responses to the introduction of various water and energy technologies, policies, and types of infrastructure in developing countries. Much of this work relates to and informs climate and development policies. Professor Meeks has implemented research in a number of countries, including Benin, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, and the United States.

Professor Meeks has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

For more information, please see research page and Google Scholar page.

Contact Information: 

email: robyn.meeks at