Visiting Scholars
 
 



Name: Dr. M.G. Quibria
Professor M. G. Quibria is in BIDS  from Mid-January  to  mid-August 2014 as a  Visiting Senior Fulbright Fellow. Dr. Quibria is currently Professor of Economics at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Quibria worked at  the  Asian Development Bank,  Manila,  and Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo   for more than two decades in various senior positions in research and evaluation departments.

In addition, Dr. Quibria held various teaching and research positions with University of Dhaka; Nuffield College, Oxford; Boston University, FASID-GRIPS graduate program in International Development , Tokyo; and Singapore Management University. He also acts as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and various agencies of the United Nations on international trade and development issues.

Dr. Quibria is the recipient of a numbers of awards and honors, including; the senior Fulbright awards twice; the Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship(Princeton University); the  Senior Commonwealth Academic Fellowship (Oxford University); the UNU-WIDER Research Fellowship; and National Merit Scholarships.

He obtained his BA (honors) and MA degrees, with first class, from University of Dhaka; and his MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University; and post-doctoral education from Nuffield College, Oxford.

Dr. Quibria’s research concerns theory, policies and practices of international development and trade. He is the author/editor of a dozen of scholarly books and monographs published by prestigious academic publishers and more than eighty research papers in leading refereed journals in economics and international development. He also acts as a referee or is in the editorial boards of many leading economic journals.  He has contributed many   op-ed pieces to well-known national and international newspapers. .....................................................................................................................................................

Name: Dr. Saswata Ghosh
Dr. Saswata Ghosh is associated with the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK) as Assistant Professor since 2007. He has completed his PhD and MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Population Studies in 2006. Prior to that, he completed the Master of Population Studies (MPS) from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai and Master in Mathematics (M.Sc.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. While pursuing Ph.D., he started his professional research carrier as Associate Fellow in Council of Social Development (CSD), New Delhi. He has also worked with the Population Council, New Delhi as Assistant Programme Officer. His areas of interest include maternal and child health, mortality, morbidity, nutrition, women’s reproductive health, family planning, field survey methods, demographic estimations and econometric methods. He teaches demographic estimation, survey methods, and advanced econometric tools at the M.Phil. level. Three students have already obtained M.Phil. degree under his supervision. He has worked as the Principal Investigator in the project titled “Improving women’s health and institutional delivery of public reproductive health services (Phase-1 & 2)” funded by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), Germany. Prior to that he had contributed to other national level projects such as “Towards message that matter: Understanding and addressing HIV and SRH risks among married young people in India” and “Empowering Young Mothers in India: First Time Parent Project” funded by DFID, and also to prepare “Birbhum District Human Development Report” funded by UNDP and Planning Commission. He has published a number of research articles in various journals of international repute, which include Journal of Biosocial Science, Asian Population Studies, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Genus and Economic and Political Weekly.
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Name: Professor Yasuyuki Sawada
Professor Yasuyuki Sawada is visiting BIDS from September 10, 2012 to March 31, 2013. He is a Professor in Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo. He is also a Visiting Researcher of the JICA Research Institute of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Faculty of Fellow of Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), and member of inter-governmental Joint Research Project on a New Era of Japan-Korea Relations.  He held visiting professorships of Stanford University and Korea University. His research interests include econometric investigations of individual, household and firm behaviors under risks using micro-data from developing and developed countries such as China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Japan. 
Link: http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fservice/faculty/sawada/sawada.e/sawada01.e.html
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Name: Dr. Naoko Shinkai
Dr. Naoko Shinkai is in BIDS from 24 April, 2011 to 30th June, 2011 as a Visiting Research Scholar.She is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan. Her areas of interest include trade, labour and productivity, growth and income distribution, poverty issues, evaluaion of development projects and assistance, ICT sector etc.
Link:http://www.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/global/faculty/members/did/shinkai-en.html
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Name: Prof. Fahad Khalil
Prof. Fahad Khalil is in BIDS from 2nd Aug, 2010 to 18th Sept, 2010 as a Visiting Research Scholar.He is a Professor of Economics at University of Washington, Seattle. His areas of interest are in the theory of incentives, industrial organization, and the economics of information. His recent work includes analyses on corruption, bureaucracies, microfinance and rural household behavior, and tea auctions in Bangladesh.
Link: http://www.econ.washington.edu/people/detail.asp?uid=khalil
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Name: Dr. Niaz Asadullah
Dr. Niaz Asadullah is in BIDS from 1st Aug, 2010 to 15th Sept, 2010 as a Visiting Research Fellow. He teaches Economics at the University of Reading, UK and is a research fellow at IZA, Bonn. He specializes in the economics of education, skills, and development. His recent published work includes analyses on economic returns to education in the labour market and agricultural production, intergenerational economic and schooling mobility, inequality of educational opportunity, the rise of religious schools and the quality of secondary schools and madrasas in Bangladesh.

Link: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant0883/
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Name: Dr. Rizwanul Islam
Duration: November 2009 to February 2010
Research Area: Addressing the Challenge of Jobless Growth in Developing Countries


 
 
 
Publications
 
 
The Bangladesh Development Studies Volume XXXVII March-June 2014 Num. 1&2 The Bangladesh Development Studies Volume XXXVI December 2013 Num 4 The Bangladesh Development Studies Volume XXXVI September 2013 Num 3 BANGLADESH FOOD MARKET PERFORMANCE: INSTABILITY, INTEGRATION, AND INSTITUTIONS
 
 
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