Nathan Fiala is a professor at the University of Connecticut and a researcher in the department “Climate Change and Development” at RWI. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Irvine.
His research focuses on growth research and development economics with a focus on microenterprises, agribusiness and anti-corruption programmes. He uses, among other things, randomised controlled trials and behavioural experiments, which he conducts mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in Latin America and Asia.
He has published his research findings in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change.