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Dr. Azreen Karim

Post-Doctoral Fellow


Profile

'Essays on Disaster Risk and Economic Development– this is the title of Dr. Azreen Karim's Ph.D. dissertation where she strongly argues that perhaps it is even more important to determine the long-term effects of catastrophic disasters on various income groups, rather than only their direct and indirect short-term impacts as despite the limited empirical evidence available, data suggest that large natural shocks can have important regional consequences that may persist for decades. Dr. Azreen's dissertation asked four (4) extremely valid questions in theDisaster-Development space generating four (4) publishable papers using both Qualitative and Quantitative approach. A Ph.D. graduate of the class of December 2016 from Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand; Dr. Azreen had published her Ph.D. papers in international reputed journals namely the Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific Publishing) and Review of Economics and Institutions (University of Perugia, Italy). She had also extended her Ph.D. survey paper in the form of a Book Chapter and contributed to 'Economics of Natural and Environmental Disasters' by World Scientific Publishing as well. Besides her current work on establishing a conceptual framework on Disaster-Development nexus, Dr. Azreen also possess research interests in Trade and Environment related issues where she contributed to journal articles and research reports published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Manitoba, Canada.

Before starting a research career as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dr. Azreen Karim served as a Teaching Fellow (Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator) at VUW (New Zealand) from 2014-17 and had taught 2nd and 3rd year core economics courses on International Trade and Open-Economy Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Building Economics and Project Management. Her Pre-doctoral qualifications include a Masters in Economics from York University, Toronto, Canada and an intensive program on Economic Modelling from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Azreen is an excellent speaker and regulary presents and participates in International conferences/workshops and is the winner of the prestigious Jan Whitwell Prize (worth $1000) for the best presentation of work undertaken by a doctoral student at the NZ Association of Economists Annual Conference (NZAE). Dr. Azreen has professional practice involvement with the American Economic Association (AEA), Western Economic Association International (WEAI), New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE) and the Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA). Details of her published work can also be found in her personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/karimazreen/


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Area of Specialization

Primary interests

Economics of Disasters and Climate Change (conceptualization of Disaster-Development nexus; implications on poverty and inequality); Public Spending Allocation in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and mitigation, Impact Analysis of Risks and Shocks.

Secondary interests

International Trade and Open-Economy Macroeconomics; Monetary Economics; Research Methodology/Meta-Analysis.


Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

1. Karim, Azreen and Noy, Ilan (2016). Poverty and Natural Disasters – A Qualitative Survey of the Empirical Literature. The Singapore Economic Review, 61(1), DOI: 10.1142/S0217590816400014.

2. Karim, Azreen and Noy, Ilan (2016). Poverty and Natural Disasters: A Regression Meta-Analysis. Review of Economics and Institutions, 7(2), Article 2.DOI: 10.5202/rei.v7i2.222. Retrieved from http://www.rei.unipg.it/rei/article/view/222

3. Haque, A.K. Enamul, Karim, Azreen and Abdallah, Wahid. (2007). Expanding Trade Under a Free Trade Regime: Issues related to Market Access, East West University Journal, Vol.1, pp. 79-92. The paper could be downloaded from: http://dspace.ewubd.edu/handle/123456789/325.


Revise and Resubmit

1. 'The household response to persistent natural disasters: Evidence from Bangladesh.'

2. 'The (mis)allocation of Public Spending in a low income country: Evidence from Disaster Risk Reduction spending in Bangladesh' with Ilan Noy.

 

Book Chapter

'Economics of Natural and Environmental Disasters' with Ilan Noy (WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING).

 

 Working papers/ Conference proceedings/ Research reports

1. Karim, Azreen (2016). The household response to persistent natural disasters: Evidence from Bangladesh. School of Economics and Finance Working Paper no. 4968, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The paper could be downloaded from: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz//handle/10063/4968 

2. Karim, Azreen and Noy, Ilan (2015). The (mis)allocation of Public Spending in a low income country: Evidence from Disaster Risk Reduction spending in Bangladesh. School of Economics and Finance Working Paper no. 4194, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The paper could be downloaded from: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz//handle/10063/4194 

3. Karim, Azreen and Noy, Ilan (2014). Poverty and Natural Disasters: A Meta-Analysis. School of Economics and Finance Working Paper no. 3234, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The paper could be downloaded from: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz//handle/10063/3234 

4. Karim, Azreen and Noy, Ilan (2013). Poverty, Inequality and Natural Disasters – A Survey. School of Economics and Finance Working Paper no. 2974, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The paper could be downloaded from: http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/xmlui/handle/10063/2974

5. Karim, Azreen (2009). Linking Index Analysis to Sectoral Trade Policy: A Case Study. Conference Proceedings of Asian Business Research Conference, World Business Institute (WBI), Australia. The paper could be downloaded from: http://www.wbiconpro.com/22[1].-Azreen-.pdf 

6. Haque, A.K., Karim, Azreen and Abdallah, Wahid (2005). Market Access Issues: EU-Bangladesh Trade Regime A Case Study on Market Access: Myths and Realities. Research report publications, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Manitoba, Canada. The report could be downloaded from: http://www.iisd.org/publications/pub.aspx?id=746



Contact Details

E-mail: azreen@bids.org.bd
PABX Extn. 880-2-9143441-8 (429)


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