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Seminar on "Natural Shocks and Marriage Markets" by Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, Associate Professor, University of Sydney held.

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organized a seminar titled "Natural Shocks and Marriage Markets" on 3rd January, 2018 at the BIDS conference room. The paper was presented by Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney. Dr. Chowdhury  (and the co-authors, Debdulal Mallick and Prabal Roy Chowdhury) examined how mehr, a conditional payment from husbands to wives, and dowry, a transfer from brides’ families to grooms at the time of marriage, have evolved through natural or exogenous shocks.

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