Email: nyshadha [at] bc [dot] edu



Department of Economics

Maloney Hall, Room 324


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Boston College and a Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER. I received my PhD in 2012 from Yale University.  

My recent work focuses on enterprise and firm decision-making (e.g. entry and exit, labor contracting, worker training, product marketing, customer acquisition, and environmental and climatic mitigation) 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.