Nathan Fiala, PhD

Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Resource Economics (Affiliate)

Research Overview

I am interested in why poor, rural women in Africa do not make use of health care facilities during pregnancy, despite evidence that this is the best way to reduce infant and mother mortality. My initial work on this topic suggests that transport costs represent the largest impediment for women to access health centers in their areas. In addition, family pressure appears to also be an issue. I am developing work to explore this problem using a randomized promotion design to cover the costs of transport for women, with extra incentives to attempt to counter-act family pressures.


PhD, Economics, 2009, University of California, Irvine

BS, Economics, 2004, Arizona State University

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4021
Storrs, CT 06269-4021
Office LocationW.B. Young Building, Room 314