Nathan Fiala

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Connecticut



Dr. Nathan Fiala conducts research in Africa and Asia in order to develop answers to fundamental questions about microenterprise development, environmental economics, post-conflict recovery, and community based accountability. His work has been published in numerous research journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. His primary research method is the randomised controlled trial, specifically impact evaluation of NGO and government programs. He has developed and conducted randomised evaluations of programs run by government ministries in Ghana and Uganda, including the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Education, the Inspectorate of Government, as well as large international NGOs, including the World Bank and ILO in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya and India. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Irvine in 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department