Gregory Randolph

Founding Partner, JustJobs Network


Dr. Gregory F. Randolph is Founding Partner at the JustJobs Network, serving in key leadership roles at the organization since its founding in 2013. He has spent over a decade conducting applied research in emerging economies through his work with JJN. His work focuses on issues of local economic development, urbanization, and spatial inequality.

In addition to his role at JJN, Gregory is an Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has also consulted for multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank and served as an economic policy advisor to prominent Los Angeles City Councilmember, Nithya Raman. Gregory has been awarded the Fulbright-Hays and Fulbright-Nehru research fellowships as well as the Clinton Fellowship of the American India Foundation. He received his PhD from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.

Gregory’s policy work and academic research has been supported by a range of institutions: the International Development Research Centre (Canada), London School of Economics, U.S. Departments of Education and State, USC Lusk Center, Solidarity Center, and German Marshall Fund. His opinion writing has appeared in media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Hindustan Times, Indian Express, and The Jakarta Post. He speaks Hindi and Bahasa Indonesia.

Find out more about Gregory’s work on his personal website.

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    Urbanization 16 June 2016

    Promoting Job-Rich Urbanization in Zambia

    This research project explores how good city governance can leverage urban economies to create more and better jobs.

    by Gregory Randolph, Dhruv Jain
    Urbanization 31 October 2015

    Re-examining the Link Between Urbanization, Jobs and Economic Growth

    The relationship between urbanization and economic growth may actually be tenuous, and the relationship with formal economy job creation even more so. This is particularly true of newly urban and rapidly urbanizing regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    Education and Skills 7 October 2015

    ‘Skill India’ Won’t Succeed Without Inclusive Cities

    With most of India's job-hungry youth residing in rural areas, and most of its job creation happening in cities, the country must design its cities to cope with "and welcome" internal migrants.

    Income and Wages 11 September 2015

    Global Wage Debates: Politics or Economics?

    The 10-chapter volume examines a rich diversity of wage-related policy issues from around the world: wage inequality in Brazil; minimum wage setting in decentralized Indonesia; the gender dimensions of agricultural wages in India; and the impact of state-level minimum wages in the United States, among other topics.

    by Gregory Randolph, Knut Panknin
    Migration 24 May 2015

    Labor Migration and Inclusive Growth: Toward Creating Employment in Origin Communities

    In the world's fourth-largest country, Indonesia, the number of annual regular migrants has increased from less than 100,000 in 1990 to about 500,000 in 2013. But is the pursuit of migration as a development strategy supporting economic, social, and political empowerment in communities of origin?

    Income and Wages 21 May 2015

    For Higher Wages, Move Beyond Garments

    All the world's successful industrial policies "those that have delivered the best wages, working conditions and opportunities for economic mobility" have made diversification a central aim. Countries like Bangladesh must do the same.

    Trade and Supply Chains 7 October 2014

    The African Growth and Opportunity Act: Growth Without Opportunity?

    Promoting just jobs and economic mobility in Africa helps President Obama fulfill the promise he made last year. It also creates new opportunities for investment and new markets for American products and services in a region of almost a billion people.

    Others 19 May 2014

    Making Good on the Modi Mandate

    India's new prime minister needs to focus on policies that create inclusive economic growth.

    Welfare and Rights 29 January 2014

    Mr. President: To Reduce Inequality, Good Job Creation Is a Must

    The United States must put policymaking and legislative muscle behind good job creation. As the president himself noted in the State of the Union address, "The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by; let alone to get ahead. And too many still aren't working at all."

    Trade and Supply Chains 11 December 2013

    Gap Can Build on Its Sikh Ad by Protecting Bangladeshi Workers

    A fashion industry committed to diversity and inclusion stands on hollow ground if the products it markets are founded in economic exclusion.

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