Greg Fischer

Gregory Fischer is a Lecturer in Economics at the London School of Economics and co-director for the finance program at the International Growth Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princton University and a PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research agenda focuses on combining economic theory, field experiments, and more traditional empirical analysis to understand how economic development works and how it can work better. Most of Greg's work is in less developed countries and centers on development finance and how firms function. Greg is further affiliated with Innovations for Poverty Action and the MIT Jameel Poverty Action Lab, who coordinate much of Greg's research.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This study builds on an earlier ERG project to carefully examine the causal mechanisms by which business skills training affects business outcomes using high frequency follow-up surveys.
Researchers: Greg Fischer, Dean Karlan, Meredith Startz
Grants Round: 2nd MRG round
Country: Uganda
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This research identifies the changes in business processes resulting from technical assistance and business skills training to female entrepreneurs in Central Uganda.
Researchers: Greg Fischer, Dean Karlan, Meredith Startz
Grants Round: 5th Round
Country: Uganda
Cross-cutting themes: Gender