A Nilesh Fernando

Nilesh Fernando is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Prof. Fernando is a development economist whose research agenda focuses on understanding frictions in labor markets and the agricultural sector in the developing world.

Content by A Nilesh Fernando
  • Project

    Hiring frictions and growth among small firms: Evidence from an internet platform-based experiment

    This project uses randomisation of access to an online job portal for firms seeking entry-level workers in Bangalore, India to test whether frictions in the labour recruitment process constrain the growth and productivity of small and growing firms. Specifically, the experiment will test whether online portals can do screening and background verifications to improve...

    3 Aug 2022 | A Nilesh Fernando, Niharika Singh, Gabriel Tourek

  • Project

    Hiring frictions and growth among small firms in India

    This project asks whether frictions in the labour recruitment process constrain the growth of small, urban firms in India. In partnership with QuikrJobs, a leading online job portal for entry-level skilled and semi-skilled recruitment in India, we conduct an experiment cross-randomizing access to two interventions for small firms in Bangalore, India, looking to hire on the...

    1 Mar 2020 | A Nilesh Fernando, Niharika Singh, Gabriel Tourek