Dylan Fitz

Education

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A. Princeton University

Background

I teach courses in intermediate microeconomic theory, Latin American economics, and Latin American studies. Generally, my research analyzes the diverse causes of poverty, the potential impacts and limitations of anti-poverty programs, risk, learning, and technology adoption.

As an undergraduate, I majored in politics while receiving certificates in Latin American studies and political economy. For my senior thesis, I traveled to Brazil to research the Zero Hunger Program and agrarian reforms. Following college, I worked at The Food Project, a Boston-based non-profit that works with young people in sustainable agriculture.

In graduate school, I concentrated in development economics while also studying environmental economics and policy. My dissertation evaluates a recent land reform and a conditional cash transfer program in Brazil while focusing on the various causes of poverty. In addition, I work with a team that is utilizing experimental economics to evaluate the relationship between risk, ambiguity, learning, and the adoption of new technologies.