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Dr. Badrun Nessa Ahmed

Research Fellow


Dr. Badrun Nessa Ahmed obtained a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH), Germany in 2019. She was awarded distinction for her dissertation on 'The Economics of Aquaculture Production and Consumption Emphasizing the Nutritional Benefit of the Poor in Bangladesh'.  Before that, she completed her MA in Development Economics in 2013 from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands with specialization in Econometric Analysis of Development Policies. Her Master's thesis on 'Poor but Happy? Understanding Happiness in Bangladesh' was awarded Professor Hans Opschoor Best Research Paper Award in 2013 (worth euro 500). Dr. Badrun also holds a B.S.S  and an M.S.S in Economics in 2007 and 2008  from the University of Dhaka.

Dr. Badrun worked as a graduate instructor at the LUH from 2015-2019. She joined at BIDS as a Research Associate in March 2010. Prior to joining BIDS, she worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Microfinance (InM).

Dr. Badrun is trained in agricultural economics and applied econometrics. Her aim is to become a pioneer in the field of economic research and development by utilizing the present endowment through rigorous academic studies and research exploration. Her primary research interests include development economics, macroeconomic policy issues, health and population economics, theoretical and applied econometrics and international trade especially trade policies and regional cooperation.

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Area of Specialization

Agricultural economics, development economics, macroeconomic policy issues, health and population economics.



Ali, Z., Mujeri, M. K. and Ahmed, B. N. (2016). Extreme Poverty and Marginality in Bangladesh: Review of Extreme Poverty Focused Innovative Programmes. In C. Effendi and V. Rajendran (Eds.), Dynamics of Poverty: Cases from CIRDAP Member Countries (pp. 73-92). Dhaka: CIRDAP. 



Ahmed, B. N., S. Genschich, M. Phillips & H. Waibel (2020). Is there a Difference Between the Poor and Non-poor? A Disaggregated Demand Analysis for Fish in BangladeshJournal of Aquaculture Economics and Management. DOI: 10.1080/13657305.2020.1765220.

Ahmed, B. N. & H. Waibel (2019). The role of homestead fish ponds for household nutrition security in Bangladesh, Food Security, 11 (4), 835-854.

Ahmed, B. N. (2011). An analysis on Microfinance Industries (MFIs) in Bangladesh (In Bangla), Bangladesh Unnayan Somikkaha, 28, 169-181.

Hossain, M. I. and B. N. Ahmed (2012). An analysis on Inflation and its Impact (In Bangla), Bangladesh Unnayan Somikkaha, 29, 119-134.

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