Development Economics Working Group

Hiring Frictions in Small Firms: Evidence from an Internet Platform-Based Experiment (VIRTUAL)

In accordance with University guidelines on limiting public gatherings, this event will be offered virtually via Zoom. Those interested in attending should contact Taryn Dinkelman, or John Firth for instructions on how to join by computer or phone.

Niharika Singh
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Columbia University

Gabriel Tourek
Post-Doctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J-PAL working with the Digital Identification and Finance Initiative

Nilesh Fernando
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Economics

The Development Economics Working Group supports graduate and faculty research in the economic determinants of human development and how economic policy can be used to promote human development. It promotes dialogue among researchers with different areas of expertise, from a variety of perspectives and subject areas, uch as health, education, infrastructure, governance, and migration. Regular meetings allow participants to workshop research in progress, while occasional seminars bring external researchers to campus to discuss their work and provide feedback on projects of group members.
Cochairs: Taryn Dinkelman and John Firth

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A. Nilesh Fernando

A. Nilesh Fernando is a development economist whose research agenda focuses on understanding frictions in labor markets and the agricultural sector in the developing world. His current projects relate to migration, culture, structural change and technology adoption. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2015 and completed his undergraduate studies at Hampshire College.
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