Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Ahsanuzzaman

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
M. A. in Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
M.Sc. in Economics & Finance, Southern Illinois University
B.S.S. & M.S.S. in Economics, Dhaka University

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:1826 
Email: ahsan.uzzaman@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC 830 C
Spring 2016 Office Hours: MW: 11:20 AM-1:20 PM; M: 4:45 PM-6:45 PM

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Dissertation Research
“Duration analysis of technology adoption in Bangladeshi agriculture”.
“Social exchanges, attitudes toward uncertainty and technology adoption by Bangladeshi farmers: Experimental evidence”.
“Ex-post impact assessment of integrated pest management in Bangladesh”.

Past Research
How volatile are the stocks of the pharmaceutical companies of Bangladesh? Some evidence from the market model,” with S.H. Bidisha and M. Alam, Bank Parikrama: a quarterly journal of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), Dhaka, Bangladesh:Vol. XXX, No. 2, June 2006
Intra household allocation and women’s bargaining power: New Evidence From Bangladesh,” (Work-inProgress) with M.A. Razzaque (Working paper). 
“Statistical Adequacy of Panel Data Estimates: Revisiting Exchange Rate Dynamics” (Work-in-progress).
“Women’s Educational Attainment, the propensity to marry, and Assortative Mating over the Decades,” with
Christy Spivey (Work-in-progress).

Book Chapter
“Basic Keynesian Economics” (ed.) in A Concise Guide to Modern Economics Ed. Robert Cunningham,
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Gale Researcher.Web. 20 Dec. 2015.
“Partial Equilibrium versus General Equilibrium” (ed.) in A Concise Guide to Modern Economics Ed.
Robert Cunningham, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Gale Researcher.Web. 20 Dec. 2015.
“Intra household allocation and womens bargaining power: Testing the Unitary Model in Bangladesh” with
Abdur Razzaque and Mahbubur Rahman, chapter 9 of the book ‘Intra-Household Distribution and Poverty
Dynamics: Empirical Analyses of Bangladesh’ edited by M.A. Razzaque (2009).

Ongoing projects
“Communications and attitudes toward uncertainty of different types of subjects: Experimental evidence from
Bangladesh” (Accepted for presentation at the AEA/ASSA annual meeting in Chicago in Januar 2017).
“Are Ultra-poor People Credit Constrained Only? Evidence from Labor Supply Effects of PRIME Intervention in Bangladesh” (Accepted for presentation at the AEA/ASSA annual meeting in Chicago in Januar 2017).
“Effect of Costs on Transition between Primary and Secondary Education in Bangladesh: A Regression
Discontinuity Analysis” with S. Mustafa
“Climate Change and Agricultural Production: Evidence from Bangladesh” with S. Islam

Early Career Professional Award: AAEA Travel Grant Award to attend AAEA & WAEA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA July-2015
Student Awards — Virginia Tech, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
USAID-IPM CRSP(Innovation Lab) Dissertation scholarship Spring 2012-Fall 2014
GRA award (full tuition stipend) Spring 2012-Fall 2014
Student Awards — Virginia Tech, Department of Economics
Department of Economics summer research grant ($1,300) Summer 2009
Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) (full tuition stipend) Fall 2008-Fall 2011
Student Awards — Southern Illinois University, Department of Economics and Finance
GTA award (full tuition stipend) Fall 2007-Summer 2008
Student Awards — University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Department of Economics
Dr. Raihan Sharif Scholarship for outstanding undergraduate performance 2005

Ph.D., in Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA

M. A. in Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA

M.Sc. in Economics & Finance, Southern Illinois University, IL, USA

B.S.S. & M.S.S. in Economics, Dhaka University

North South University: Spring 2015-
Introduction to Microeconomics (Undergraduate); Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate); Time Series Econometrics (Graduate); Econometrics of Panel Data and Limited Dependent Variable (Graduate);
Managerial Economics (MBA).
Virginia Tech
Instructor: Principles of Macroeconomics
Teaching Assistant: Econometric Theory (Graduate), Health Economics (Undergraduate senior year), Game Theory (Undergraduate senior
year), Intermediate Macroeconomics (Undergraduate).
Southern Illinois University
Teaching Assistant: Econometrics (Graduate), Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics

Research Assistant, Department of Ag. and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech Spring 2012 to Fall 2014
Research Assistant, SIUE Summer 2008
Research Associate, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling Feb. 2007 to July 2007
Research Assistant, Bureau of Economic Research, University of Dhaka Oct. 2005 to May 2006
Research Assistant, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) Oct. 2005 to Jan. 2006
Research Associate, Save the Children, Sweden-Denmark, in Dhaka, Bangladesh May 2005 to Jan. 2006

External Reviewer of MS Thesis (Completed): David J. DeYoung (Michigan State University)
External Reviewer of PhD Thesis (Ongoing): Mukesh Roy (Michigan State University)
NSU Research Supervision (Completed): Muhumed Mohamed (G); Rezwana H. Faria (G); Nabila Fahria
(G); Farzana Sharmin (G); Shaika L. Islam (U)
NSU Research Supervision (Ongoing): Irfan Ahmed (G)
G=Graduate; U=Undergraduate.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
American Economic Association (AEA); Agricultural & Applied Economic Association (AAEA); Royal
Economic Society; Canadian Economic Association (CEA).

PRESENTATIONS (Planned included)
2016: Australian Development Economis Workshop (ADEW) in Melbourne, Australia (June); AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, U.S.A. (July).

2015: American Economic Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, U.S.A. (January); Department
of Economics Seminar Series, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (June); AAEA & WAEA Joint
Annual Meeting in San Francisco (July); AEDSB-ERG 5th Winter Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh (December).



Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Labor
Economics, Program Evaluation.