I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at The State University of New York (at Binghamton). Follow me on Twitter @pnikolov.
I am an Affiliated Professor at The Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science, The University of Chicago's Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, a Research Fellow of the Global Labor Organization, and a Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.
My expertise is in the design and execution of randomized control trials (RCTs) and cohort studies in resource-limited settings and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). I am a development & labor economist whose research broadly focuses on human capital in LMICs. Using mainly experimental methods, I research in three major areas: (1) causes and consequences of better educational attainment and better health in developing countries, (2) the role of credit constraints in financial markets in low-income settings, and (3) causes and consequences of higher productivity and better labor market outcomes, with particular emphasis on insights from the behavioral sciences, in developing countries.