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Dr. Minhaj Mahmud

Senior Research Fellow


Profile

Minhaj Mahmud holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg and MA in Economics from the University of Manitoba. He previously taught at Queens University Belfast,  Keele University, Jahangirnagar University and BRAC University as well as held research positions at BIDS and BRAC University(BIGD). He  was also a Visiting Research Professor at University of Tokyo and Visiting Faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Dhaka.  Currently he is a Visiting Scholar of the JICA Research Institute, Tokyo and a Fellow of Global Labor Organization.          


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Area of Specialization

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Development Economics
    


Publications

Selected Publications

Book

  • Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges (Edited with Yasuyuki Sawada and Naohiro Kitano), Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018
  • Measuring Trust and the Value of Statistical Lives: Evidence from Bangladesh, 2005. Economic Studies 145, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, ISBN 91-85169-04-8, ISSN 1651-4289

Journal Article

  • Aiding the Virtuous Circle? International Development Assistance and Citizen Confidence in Government in Bangladesh(with Matthew Winters & Simone Dietrich), Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Taylor & Francis, forthcoming
  • Infrastructure and Well-being: Employment Effects of Jamuna Bridge in Bangladesh(with Yasuyuki Sawada), Journal of Development Effectiveness, Taylor & Francis, 2018, 10(3):327-340
  • Religion, Minority Status and Trust: Evidence from a field experiment (with Gautam Gupta, Pushkar Maitra, Santunu Mitra and Ananta Neelim),  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Elsevier, 2018, 146: 180-205
  • Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Government Legitimacy:  Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh (with Simone Dietrich & Matthew Winters), Journal of Politics,  University of  Chicago Press, 2018, 80(1)
  • Perceptions of Foreign Aid Project Quality in Bangladesh (with Matthew Winters & Simone Dietrich), Research & Politics, Sage Publications, 2017, 4(4) 
  • 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), 2015,  Tropical Medicine and International Health, John Wiley & Sons Ltd,  20(4): 471–483, .
  • Trust, Trust Games and Stated Trust: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh (with Olof Johansson- Stenman and Peter Martinsson), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Elsevier, 2013, 95: 286-298,
  • 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),Environmental Science and Technology,  ACS Publications, 2012, 46 (11): 6244–6251, 
  • Saving lives versus life years in rural Bangladesh: An Ethical Preferences Approach (with Olof Johansson-Stenman and Peter Martinsson), Health Economics, Wiley InterScience, 2011, 20(6)
  • 10What 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), PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 6(10)
  • Trust and Religion: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh (with Olof Johansson-Stenman and Peter Martinsson), Economica, Blackwell Publishing, 2009, 76(3):462-485
  • On the Contingent Valuation of Mortality Risk Reductions in Developing Countries, Applied Economics, Taylor and Francis Journals, 2009 41(2):171-181, January.        
  • Does Stake Size Matter in Trust Games? (with Olof Johansson-Stenman and Peter. Martinsson), Economics Letters, Elsevier, 2005, 88(3):  365-369

Book Chapters

  • Governance Challenges: Institutional Quality and Trust in Bangladesh (with Yasuyuki Sawada), In Y. Sawada, M. Mahmud and N. Kitano (eds.) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 
  • Happiness in Life Domains: Evidence from rural Bangladesh (with Yasuyuki Sawada), In Y. Sawada, M. Mahmud and N. Kitano (eds.) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
  • Urbanization and Subjective Wellbeing in Bangladesh (with Yasuyuki Sawada), In Y. Sawada, M. Mahmud and N. Kitano (eds.) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
  • Are Multiple Borrowings Bad Sign? Evidence from Bangladesh and India (with Yasuyuki Sawada & Mari Tanaka), In Y. Sawada, M. Mahmud and N. Kitano (eds.) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 
  • Non-farm Sector Growth and Female Empowerment in Bangladesh (with Kei Otsuka, Yasuyuki Sawada, Mari Tanaka & Tomomi Tanaka), In Y. Sawada, M. Mahmud and N. Kitano (eds.) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 
  • Development Transformation in Bangladesh: An Overview (with Kei Otsuka, Yasuyuki Sawada, Ejji Yamada), In Y. Sawada, M. Mahmud and N. Kitano (eds.) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
  • Delinking of Local and International Prices: Exploring Competition in the Bangladesh Rice Market (with S N Wadood), in Mustafa K Mujeri and Wahiduddin Mahmud (eds.)  "Adjusting to Global Economic Volatility: The Case of South Asia," Academic Foundation, New Delhi, August 2014
  • Implementing the Plan: The Challenges of Good Governance, Implementation Capacity, and Monitoring and Evaluation, Sixth Five Year Plan of Bangladesh 2011-2015,  Background Papers, Vol. 4, Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka , 2011, September.
  • Micro Health Insurance: Scale, Delivery and Regulatory Challenges (with Syed M Ahsan), Towards Universal Health Coverage, Bangladesh Health 2011, BRAC, Dhaka 2012
  • Financing Health Care: An Evaluation of NGO- led Micro Health Insurance (with Syed M Ahsan, S A Hamid, and S Barua), Towards Universal Health Coverage, Bangladesh Health 2011, BRAC, Dhaka 2012 
  • Domestic Resource Mobilization Efforts since Independence (with S Harun and K Islam), 1998, in A Bayes and A Rahman(eds.) Bangladesh at 25: An Analytical Discourse of Development, University Press Limited, Dhaka.

Recent Working Papers

  • Natural Disaster and Risk Sharing Behavior: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh( with Asadul Islam & Paul Raschky), Research Discussion Paper RDP 03-18, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Individualized Self-learning Program to Improve Primary Education: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in Bangladesh(with Yasuyuki  Sawada, An le, Mai Seki and Kawarazaki Hikaru),  2017 JICA Research Institute Working Paper No. 156, Tokyo, October
  • Transitions between Informal and Formal Employment: Results from a Worker Survey in Bangladesh (with Italo Gutierrez, Krishna Kumar, Farzana Munshi, and Shanthi Nataraj), 2017,  RAND Working Paper 1199, RAND Corporation, USA, July
  • What Aspects of Formality Do Workers Value? Evidence from a Choice Experiment in Bangladesh(with  Italo Gutierrez, Krishna Kumar, and Shanthi Nataraj), 2017,  RAND Working Paper 1197,  RAND Corporation, USA, July 
  • 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


Contact Details

E-mail: minhaj@bids.org.bd
Telephone: +8802 9118999


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