Nathaniel Young

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Nathaniel Young is a Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
Nathaniel holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University.  His research interests lie at the intersection of development economics and industrial organisation.  Nathaniel is particularly interested in the mechanisms by which financial access promotes development, as well as the effect of regulation and competition on industrial growth.


2015 – Ph.D. in Economics, Boston University
2007 – M.A. in Economics, University of California at Davis
2006 – B.A.  in Economics and English Literature, Western Washington University

Research interests

• Development Economics
• Industrial Organisation
• Financial Development
• Applied Microeconomics

Working Papers

“Formal Banking and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in India,” April 2015.

“Estimating a Sequential Search Model with Bayesian Learning: A Case of Online Search for Differentiated Goods,” (with Sergei Koulayev), April 2015.

Selected Work in Progress

“Understanding the Evolution of Urban Form: Evidence from Remote Sensing,” (with Michael Gechter)

“Commercial Banking and Consumption Smoothing”

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