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Dr. Minhaj Mahmud

Senior Research Fellow


Minhaj Mahmud received Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Gothenburg in 2005, Sweden and MA in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1999. Previously, he held academic and research positions at Queens University Belfast and Keele University in the United Kingdom and BIDS, BRAC University and Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh. He was also a Visiting Research Professor at University of Tokyo, Japan and Visiting Faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and University of Dhaka. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar of the JICA Research Institute, Tokyo. He is also  Visiting Fellow of Department of Government, University of Essex, UK and  Fellow of Global Labor Organization.          

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Area of Specialization

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Development Economics


Selected Publications

Recent Working Papers

1.   Women Empowerment in Bangladesh:  Household Decisions under Development of Non-Farm Sectors and Microfinance Institutions (with Kei Otsuka, Yasuyuki Sawada, Mari Tanaka and Tomomi Tanaka), 2017 JICA Research Institute Working Paper No. 154, Tokyo, June

2.     Infrastructure and Well-being: Employment Effects of Jamuna Bridge in Bangladesh  ( with Yasuyuki Sawada), CIRJE Discussion paper No 986, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, August 2015

3.     Happiness in Life Domains: Evidence from Bangladesh based on parametric and non-parametric models(with Yasuyuki Sawada),  2015 , CIRJE Discussion paper No 987, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, August

4.     Free Provision and Demand for Health Products": evidence from follow-up of a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh (with Ananta Neelim), International Growth Centre Working Paper, 2015

5.     Religion, Minority Status and Trust: Evidence from a field experiment (with Gautam Gupta, Pushkar Maitra, Santunu Mitra and Ananta Neelim), Monash Economics Working Papers 28-13, Monash University, Department of Economics. 2013

Journal Article

1.    Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy:  Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh (with Simone Dietrich & Matthew Winters), Journal of Politics, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming

2.    Trust, Trust Games and Stated Trust: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh (with Olof Johansson- Stenman and Peter Martinsson), 2013, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Elsevier, 95 pp. 286-298

3.    Explaining Low Sustained Use of Point-of-Use Water Treatment Technology: Evidence from a Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Bangladesh (with N Najnin, S Arman, J Abedin, L Unicomb, D Levine, K Leder, F Yeasmin, J Luoto, J Albert and S Luby), Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2015, John Wiley & Sons.

4.    Learning to Dislike Safe Water Products: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Direct and Peer Experience on Willingness to Pay (with J. Luoto,  J. Albert, S. Luby, N. Najnin, L. Unicomb and D. Levine), 2012, Environmental Science and Technology 46 (11), pp 6244–6251

5.    Saving lives versus life years in rural Bangladesh: An Ethical Preferences Approach (with Olof Johansson-Stenman and Peter Martinsson), 2011, Health Economics, Wiley InterScience, 20(6), June.

6.    What Point-of-Use Water Treatment Products do Consumers Use? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial among the Urban Poor in Bangladesh (with J. Luoto, N. Najnin, J. Albert, S. Islam, S. Luby, L. Unicomb and D. Levine), 2011, PLoS ONE 6(10)

7.    Trust and Religion: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh (with Olof Johansson-Stenman and Peter Martinsson), 2009, Economica, Blackwell Publishing, 76(3):462-485, July.

8.    On the Contingent Valuation of Mortality Risk Reductions in Developing Countries, 2009, Applied Economics, Taylor and Francis Journals, 41(2):171-181, January.

9.    Does Stake Size Matter in Trust Games? (with Olof Johansson-Stenman and Peter. Martinsson), 2005 Economics Letters, Elsevier, 88(3):  365-369, September.

Contact Details

Telephone: +8802 9118999

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