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Anant Nyshadham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from Yale University. His recent work focuses on enterprise and firm decision-making (example, entry and exit, labour contracting, worker training, product marketing, customer acquisition, and environmental and climatic mitigation) and the resulting performance dynamics, particularly in developing countries. On these topics, he has both ongoing and recently completed field experiments in Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, and India. Other projects undertake empirical microeconomic analyses of individual and household decisions and behaviours regarding health, schooling, and occupational choice, namely entrepreneurship and agricultural labour supply. His broad research interests lie in development, health, and applied econometrics.
Posts by Anant Nyshadham
Low skill levels of workers are a key reason for low labour productivity in developing countries. In this article, Adhvaryu et al. discuss research that centres around two important questions in this...
The hidden productivity benefits of energy-saving technology: Evidence from LEDs in Indian factories
Energy-efficient technologies are an increasingly relevant policy priority, given growing consensus on the need to tackle climate change. This column examines the productivity benefits of adopting one...
The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Garment Factory in India
This project aims to answer the following research questions: i) What is the impact of air pollution on worker productivity and other labour outcomes (attendance, tardiness, and attrition)? ii) What i...
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