After receiving his masters in economics from the London School of Economics in 1991, Robin came to Namibia to work for the National Planning Commission. After four years there he returned to the UK to work as an economic advisor at the Department of Environment before returning to Namibia where he lectured at UNAM, wrote a weekly column in The Namibian and worked for a local stockbroking firm. He founded the IPPR in 2000 and Insight Namibia magazine in 2004 before becoming an advisor in the Bank of Namibia’s research department and country economist for Old Mutual Namibia. He left Namibia to run the ODI Fellowship Scheme for early career economists from 2012 to 2021 based in London. After spending six months working with a green hydrogen company in Namibia, he has returned to working as a freelance economist. He is the author of the IPPR’s Namibian Quarterly Economic Review as well as the Guide to the Namibian Economy now in its fifth edition.