Mohammad Niaz Asadullah
BA (Aligarh); MA (Dhaka); MSc (Oxford); D.Phil. (Oxford); FRSA
Email: m.asadullah at reading.ac.uk
ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge
and Organizational Performance (SKOPE),
Email: mohammad.asadullah at education.ox.ac.uk
I am a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading and a Visiting Researcher at the ESRC Centre on SKOPE (Department of Education, University of Oxford). I have also held visiting positions at BRAC University, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC. Active affiliations include: Research Fellow Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany ( IZA); Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of African Economies; Research Fellow, Economic Research Group (ERG), Dhaka; Research Associate of the Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford; Fellow, Higher Education Academy; Member, Education Watch Advisory Board.
1. “Subjective Well-being and Relative Poverty in Rural Bangladesh” (with Nazmul Chaudhury), Journal of Economic Psychology, 33, pp. 940–950, 2012.
2. “Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh”, (with Nazmul Chaudhury), Journal of Development Studies (forthcoming, 2013).
3. What Determines Religious School Choice? Theory and Evidence from Rural Bangladesh, (joint with Rupa Chakrabarti and Nazmul Chaudhury) Bulletin of Economic Research (forthcoming, 2013).
4. Inequality of educational opportunity in India: Changes over time and across states (with Gaston Yalonetzky), World Development, 40 (6), pp. 1151-1163, 2012.
5. Intergenerational wealth mobility in rural Bangladesh, Journal of Development Studies, 48(9), pp. 1193-1208, 2012. (Lead article in the Special Issue on Poverty Dynamics).
6. Poisoning the mind: Arsenic Contamination of drinking water wells and children’s educational achievement in rural Bangladesh (joint with N. Chaudhury), Economics of Education Review, vol. 30(5), pages 873-888, 2011.
7. Intra and Inter-household Externalities in Children’s Schooling: Evidence from Rural Residential Neighbourhoods in Bangladesh
Applied Economics, 2011, vol. 43, issue 14, pages 1749-1767.
8. Religious Schools, Social Values and Economic Attitudes: Evidence from Bangladesh (joint with N. Chaudhury), World Development, February 2010, Vol. 38(2), pp. 205-217.
9. Reverse Gender Gap in Schooling in Bangladesh: Insights from Urban and Rural Households, Journal of Development Studies, September 2009, Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 1360–1380.
(joint with N. Chaudhury and A. Dar), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 26(6), December 2007, pp. 648-659.
11. Farm Productivity and Efficiency in Rural Bangladesh: the Role of Education Revisited (joint with S. Rahman)
Applied Economics, Vol. 41(1), January 2009, pp. 17-33.
Education Economics, Vol. 14(4), December 2006, pp. 457–472.
13. The Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement: Evidence from Bangladesh, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 12(4), 15 March, pp. 217-221(5).
14. Returns to Private and Public Education in Bangladesh and Pakistan: A Comparative Analysis, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 20(1), January 2009, pp. 77-86.
15. Holy Alliances: Public Subsidies, Islamic High Schools, and Female Schooling in Bangladesh (joint with N. Chaudhury)
Education Economics – Special issue: ‘Quality Education for All in South Asia’, Vol. 17(3), September 2009, pp. 377-394.
European Journal of Development Research, 20(3), pp. 482-496.
17. Pay differences between teachers and other occupations: Some empirical evidence from Bangladesh, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 17(6), December 2006, pp. 1044–1065.
18. Educational disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan discriminated against?, Bangladesh Development Studies (Vol. XXXIII, No 3, 2010).
19. Going to School in Purdah: Female Schooling, Mobility Norms and Madrasas in Bangladesh (joint with Zaki Wahhaj), Research Monograph no 55, Research and Evaluation Division (RED), BRAC.
20. Schooling Resources, Educational Access and Outcomes: Evidence from a Non-formal School Program in Bangladesh (joint with Hai-Anh Dang & Leopold Sarr) (Under Review)
21. Social divisions in school participation and attainment in India: 1983-2004 (joint with Uma Kambhampati and Lopez-Boo), RES working paper 692, Inter-American Development Bank. (Under Review)
22. Work-life balance practices and the gender gap in job satisfaction in the UK: Evidence from matched employer-employee data (joint with Rosa Fernandez) IZA discussion paper 3582. (Under Review)
23. Social interactions and student achievement (joint with N. Chaudhury), World Bank Policy Research Working Paper no 4508.
1. Secondary School Madrassahs in Bangladesh: Incidence, Quality, and Implications for Reform (with N. Chaudhury), The World Bank.
2. Reaching out-of-school children (ROSC) project – Evaluation report (joint with Leopold Sarr, Hai-Anh Dang, Nazmul Chaudhury, Dilip Parajuli), The World Bank.
3. Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP): Baseline Report 2009 (with Nazmul Chaudhury, Dilip Parajuli, Leopold R. Sarr and Yevgeniya Savchenko) World Bank, Washington DC, USA.
1. Holy Alliances: Public Subsidies, Islamic High Schools, and Female Schooling in Bangladesh (joint with N. Chaudhury).
In Mercy Tembon and Lucia Fort (eds.) Girl’s Education in the 21st Century: Gender equality, Empowerment and Growth.
World Bank: Washington, DC.
3. Assessing the performance of madrassas in rural Bangladesh (with N. Chaudhury) in Harry Anthony Patrinos , Quentin Wodon,
Felipe Barrera-Osorio (eds.) Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education. World Bank: Washington, DC.
1. Ali Riaz, Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia
Book reviewed for European Journal of Development Research, Issue 2, 2010.
Book reviewed for Asia Pacific Education Review, Volume 5, No 1, 2004.
3. Paul Rivlin, Economic Policy and Performance in the Arab World
Book reviewed for Development and Change, Volume 33, number 4, September 2002.
4. Deepak Lal, Poverty of Development Economics (2nd edition).
Book reviewed for The Journal of Latin American Politics and Society, 2002.
Work in Progress
1. Islamic school enrolment in Bangladesh: Evidence from household survey data
2. Impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Schooling Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Program Modification in
Bangladesh (joint with Nazmul Chaudhury, Dilip Parajuli, Leopold Sarr & Yevgeniya Savchenko)
3. Governance and economic development: is Bangladesh an ‘outlier’? (joint with Antonio Savoia)
4. Evaluating the quality of secondary madrasahs
5. Inequality of educational opportunity in rural Bangladesh (joint with Gaston Yalonetzky)
6. Twin gender gaps: Schooling and cognitive achievement in Bangladesh
7. International migration and children’s well-being in Bangladesh
· Applied Economics
· Comparative Education Review
· Contemporary South Asia
· Department for International Development (DFID), UK
· Food Policy (2)
· Economics of Education Review (3)
· Education Economics (7)
· Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
· Economic Development and Cultural Change
· European Journal of Development Research (4)
· International Journal of Educational Development
· International Journal of Educational Research (2)
· Journal of African Economies
· Journal of Bio-social Science
· Journal of Education and Work
· Journal of International Development
· Journal of Population Economics (2)
· Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
· Oxford Economic Papers
· Oxford Development Studies (8)
· Prospects -- UNESCO's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education
· Population and Development Review
· Review of Development Economics
· Southern Economic Journal
· Singapore Economic Review
· South Asia: Journal of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia
· World Bank Economic Review
· World Development (2)
Symposium in UKFIET conference, Oxford, September 2011
South Asia Human Development Sector discussion paper, Report No. 15, World Bank.
Religious schools, social values and
economic attitudes: Evidence from
2006 PAA meeting presentation PP slides.
Reverse gender gap in schooling in
Gender Assessment report “Whispers to voices: Gender and social transformation in Bangladesh”. The World Bank.
Modern madrasas: changing attitudes towards women in Bangladesh, id21 policy brief.