Assistant Professor
State University of New York
Network Member

Plamen Nikolov is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at The State University of New York (at Binghamton) and Affiliated Professor at The Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Studies. His expertise is in the design and execution of randomized control trials (RCTs) and cohort studies in resource-limited settings. Using mainly experimental methods, his research focuses on health, education and finance in developing countries including topics such as economics of HIV, primary education, labor markets and barriers to faster technology adoption. Strands of his research also combine psychology and economics, using both lab and field experiments to test insights from behavioral economics in the context of development projects in Africa and Asia. In collaboration with The World Bank, Dr. Nikolov is involved in several rigorous experimental or quasi-experimental interventions in South Asia (i.e., Nepal) and East Asia.