Kevin Donovan

Yale School of Management

Kevin Donovan is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management and an affiliate of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). His research focuses on both the macro and microeconomics of development, primarily studying constraints to firm growth in the developing world. Some of his recent work considers the aggregate impact of risk among farmers, and also the importance of inter-firm knowledge transfers among microenterprise owners. 

He received his PhD from Arizona State University in 2013.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project takes aggregate models in which economic development is linked to knowledge diffusion, and proves theoretically that critical diffusion parameters can be identified with a properly designed RCT.
Researchers: Kevin Donovan, Wyatt Brooks, Kyle Herkenhoff
Grants Round: 25th Round
Cross-cutting themes: Gender