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.

Thematic Interests

Development, labor markets, labor economics, applied microeconomics, culture, agriculture and technology adoption, migration

Current Research

Migration, culture, structural change, and technology adoption

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • Luksic Family Collaboration Grant (2017-18): "The Notre Dame-PUC Luksburg Conference on Development Economics"