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.
Development, labor markets, labor economics, applied microeconomics, culture, agriculture and technology adoption, migration
Migration, culture, structural change, and technology adoption
Working paper (non-Kellogg)
- Luksic Family Collaboration Grant (2017-18): "The Notre Dame-PUC Luksburg Conference on Development Economics"
Interdisciplinary Project on Migration Now Underway
Nov 10, 2018
In our new project “Remitting Belief to the Global South,” Faculty Fellow Jaimie Bleck(political science) and I are bringing together fieldwork and “big data” methodologies to explore how international migration influences norms and values among migrants and their communities of origin. Our focus is migration from Mali (where Jaimie has previously worked) and Sri Lanka (where I have) to Europe and the Gulf States.
Three Kellogg Fellows Awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants
Feb 7, 2018
Three Kellogg Faculty Fellows are among the Notre Dame faculty members that have been awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants this year for projects with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) faculty in Santiago, Chile.