Email: nyshadha [at] umich [dot] edu



R4324, 701 Tappan Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


I am an Assistant Professor in the Business Economics and Public Policy Area of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, a Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER, a Research Affiliate of the IGC, and an affiliate of the Montreal Partnership for Human Resource Management (MPHRM). I received my PhD in 2012 from Yale University.

I am also the co-founder and Chief Research Officer of the Good Business Lab, a non-profit seeking to promote investment in worker welfare as a business imperative. 

My recent work focuses on enterprise, firm, and worker characteristics and decision-making (e.g., labor contracting, worker training, managerial quality) and the resulting performance dynamics, particularly in developing countries. On these topics, I have both on-going and recently completed field experiments in Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, and India.

Other projects undertake empirical microeconomic analyses of individual and household decisions and behaviors regarding health, schooling and occupational choice, namely entrepreneurship and agricultural labor supply. My broad research interests lie in development, health and applied econometrics.  Methodologically, I am also interested in developing extensions to projection-based panel data estimation procedures.

Please visit my research page for titles of and links to the most recent drafts of my work.

In addition to research, I am interested in music.  Please visit my other interests page for information on my work in music and links to my other sites.