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Dr. Kazi Iqbal

Research Director


Dr. Kazi Iqbal is a Senior Research Fellow of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He received his Ph.D. in economics from University of Washington, Seattle, USA in 2006. After completion of Ph.D., he worked for World Bank Institute in Washington DC for three years as a consultant in Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division. He also taught at University of Washington and Macalester College, Minnesota. He also worked at UNDP, University of Western Australia and Institute of Microfinance. His research interest lies in development economics and applied econometrics. He has been serving the editorial board of Bangladesh Development Studies, Journal of Bangladesh Studies and Lahore Journal of Economics.  He has numerous journal articles in nationally and internationally reputed journals. He is also a member of a number of technical committees of different ministries of the Government of Bangladesh. 

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Area of Specialization

Primary: Development Economics, Macroeconomics,

Secondary: Financial Economics, Applied econometrics 


Peer reviewed journal

"Institutions and Rate of Returns of Cattle: Evidence from Bangladesh", forthcoming, Asian Development Review [with K.A. Toufique and W.F. Ibon]

"One and a Half Years into the Pandemic in Bangladesh: What Have We Learnt So Far?" forthcoming, Journal of Bangladesh Studies [with I. Jahan, A. Rabbani and A.S. Shonchoy]

 "Access and Fees in Public Health Care Services for the Poor: Bangladesh as a Case Study" forthcoming, Oxford Development Studies [W. Abdallah and S. Chowdhury]

 "Cattle Population in India: Do Institutions Matter?" forthcoming, Bangladesh Development Studies [with K.A. Toufique and W.F. Ibon]

 "COVID-19 and SMEs: Early Evidence on Impact and Coping Strategies", forthcoming, Bangladesh Development Studies [with MNF Pabon, T Mahmood]

 "Stylized Facts of the Statistical Properties of Risk and Return of the Dhaka Stock Exchange: 1991-2015", forthcoming, Bangladesh Development Studies [with Siban Shahana]

 "How Does Violence Affect Exporters? Evidence from Political Strikes in Bangladesh" Review of International Economics, 28 (3), 599-625, 2020 [with R. Ahsan]

 "The Impact of Banking Services on Poverty:  Evidence from Sub-District Level for Bangladesh" Journal of Asian Economics, 66, 101154, 2020 [with P.K. Roy and S. Alam]

 "Quality of Growth in Bangladesh: Some New Evidence", Vole. 41 (2), 2018, Bangladesh Development Studies [with N. F. Pabon]

 "Formal vs. Informal Seeds: Adoption and Productivity Differences" Vol. 39, 2016, Bangladesh Development Studies. [with K. A. Toufique]

 "A Puzzling Stylized Fact about the Term Structure of Credit in the Banking Industry of Bangladesh", Volume 17, No. 1, 2016, Journal of Bangladesh Studies. [with M. G. Mortaza]

 "Is There Any Threshold in the Relationship between Mother's Education and Child Health? Evidence from Nigeria" Vol. 54 (3), 2016, Developing Economies, Institute of Development Economies, Japan. [with M. Ahmed]

 "Are Decentralized Governments More Effective in Mitigating Disaster Risks?" Vol. 38 (3), 2016, Bangladesh Development Studies. [with M. Ahmed]

 "Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Panel Data of Bangladesh" Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, College of Business, vol. 49(6) pages 89-101, 2015. [with A. Siddique]

 "Climate Change, Migration and Agriculture: Evidence from Bangladesh" Climate Change Economics. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. Vol. 6(2), 2015. [with P. K. Roy]

 "How Competitive is the NGO-MFI Market?" Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 16, Number 1 & 2, 2014

 "Commercial Banks' Investment in Capital Market and its Impact on Private Sector Credit", Bangladesh Development Studies, Volume 37, No. 3, 2014 [with M. A. Islam]

 "Gender Differential in Timing of Measles Vaccination in Rural India", Demographic Research, Vol. 30, 1825-1848, 2014 [with Rammohan, A.  Awofeso, N]

 "Reducing Neonatal Mortality in India: Critical Role of Access to Emergency Obstetric Care", PLoS ONE, 8, 3, 2013 [with Rammohan, A., Awofeso, N]

 "Age-appropriate Vaccination against Measles and DPT-3 in India – Closing the Gaps", BMC Public Health, 13, 358, 2013 [with Rammohan, A., Awofeso, N]

 "Mis-targeting and Mis-using Microcredit in Livestock Development Project in Bangladesh: Some Issues, Concerns and Lessons" Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol 34 (2), 2011 [with K. A. Toufique, and M. Hossain]

 "Intergenerational Allocation of Public Spending, Externalities and Optimal Taxation" Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2008 [with S. Turnovksy]


 Book chapter

 "Managing the Skill Gap through Better Education, TVET and Training Strategies", The background papers for the 8th Five Year Plan, Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh, forthcoming

"Dynamics of Regional Poverty and Real Wages: Policy Implications for Development Interventions" in Davine J. et al. edited, Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh, Practical Action Publishing, UK, 2016 [with S. Alam]

 "Small and Micro Enterprise (SME) Development in Bangladesh", Sixth Five Year Plan of Bangladesh 2011-2015 Background Papers Volume 4, Chapter 5, 2012 Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies and Planning Commission of Bangladesh. [with F. Munshi and S. Andalib]

 "Implications of Excessive Public Borrowing from the Banking Sector" in State of the Economy 2000, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.


Working Paper/Under submission

 "Myopic Loss Aversion and Investment Decisions: from the Laboratory to the Field" NBER Working Paper 28730, 2021 [with A Islam, J List, V Nguyen]

"Financial Literacy and Trading Behaviour of Small Investors in Stock Market: An RCT Based Evidence from a Developing Country" [with Asadul Islam and Vy Nguyen]

"Using Migration Patterns to Predict COVID-19 Risk Exposure in Development Countries", Yale School of Management, 2020 [with R Ahsan, M Khan, AM Mobarak, A Shonchoy], under review

The Resilience of Global Value Chains During the Pandemic: Evidence from Bangladesh [with Reshad Ahsan], under review

 "Structural Changes of Rural Nonfarm Economy in Bangladesh: 2000-2016" [with MNF Pabon, MWF Ibon], under review

"Impact of Floods on Education Outcomes: Evidence from Bangladesh Using Satellite and Census Data" forthcoming, SANDEE Working Paper [with M. Haque and P.K. Roy]

"Corruption in Health Sector: Evidence from Unofficial Consultation Frees in Bangladesh" IZA Discussion Papers 9270, Institute for the Studies of Labor (IZA), Germany, 2015 [with W. Abdallah and S. Chowdhury]

 "Political Instability and Stock Market Returns: Evidence from Firm-level Panel data of Securities in Bangladesh", IDE Discussion Papers: No.712, Japan, 2018 [with Mainul Hoque, Kenmei TsubotaAbu Shonchoy] 

 "Distributional Impact of Political Violence: Evidence from Differential Impacts on Commodity Price", IDE Discussion Papers: No.711, Japan, 2018 [with Mainul Hoque, Kenmei TsubotaAbu Shonchoy]



Introduction to Macroeconomics: An Application to Bangladesh Economy, General Economics Division, Planning Commission, GoB. [with Amin Bin Hasib]

Editorial Experiences


Co-editor: "Readings in Bangladesh Development" (Volume I and II), Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, 2020 [with KAS Murshid, Minhaj Mahmud]


i. Coedited a special issue on COVID-19 of Journal of Bangladesh Studies (2021)

"One Year into the Pandemic: The Bangladesh Experience" [with A. Shonchoy]

Editorial Board of Journals

Editorial advisory board: Lahore Journal of Economics

Member of editorial board: Bangladesh Development Studies, Journal of Bangladesh Studies 

Contact Details

Telephone: 58160406

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