Nathan Fiala

Associate Professor

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Nathan Fiala is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut, an honorary senior lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda, and a research fellow at RWI in Essen, Germany. He was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and has consulted for the World Bank, Green Climate Fund, ILO, and various government and ministry offices across Africa. He received his P.hD. in economics from the University of California, Irvine.

Nathan’s research focuses on growth and development, food security, household bargaining, individual preferences and community action. This includes work on micro-enterprise development, cash grants, micro-finance, business skills training, agricultural supply chains and community based anti-corruption programming. His methodological approaches include randomized control trials and behavioral lab-in-the-field experiments. He has conducted his research in several sub-Saharan Africa and Asian countries, including Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Myanmar and India, as well as Paraguay.