Kate Vyborny is associate director of the DevLab at Duke and research associate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. She joined the Duke Center for International Development as an adjunct instructor in 2021. She completed her D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, where she was affiliated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies. She is also a visiting faculty member at the Lahore School of Economics and at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and a Fellow of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan and the Consortium for Development Policy Research in Pakistan.
Her research interests include labor markets; urban development and public transportation; and micro evidence on the effectiveness of policies to improve institutional performance. There is a focus on gender issues across most of her work.