Staff Profile:Dr Niaz Asadullah
- Dr Niaz Asadullah
- Position / Job Title:
- Visiting Fellow in Economics
- Areas of Interest:
Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Economics of Education.
I have ongoing surveys on households and institutions in South Asia, data from which will facilitate research on a variety of topics such as poverty, gender inequality, education, social capital and the impact of religion on economic development. Queries from potential PhD students related to such topics for supervision purposes can be addressed directly to me.
- Research groups / Centres:
- Number of items: 27.
Ng, S. T., Tey, N. P. and Asadullah, M. N. (2017) What matters for life satisfaction among the oldest-old? Evidence from China. PLoS ONE, 12 (2). e0171799. ISSN 1932-6203 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171799
Asadullah, M. N. (2016) Do pro-poor schools reach out to the poor? Location choice of BRAC and ROSC schools in Bangladesh. Australian Economic Review, 49 (4). pp. 432-452. ISSN 1467-8462 doi: 10.1111/1467-8462.12180
Asadullah, M. N. and Chaudhury, N. (2016) To madrasahs or not to madrasahs: the question and correlates of enrolment in Islamic schools in Bangladesh. International Journal of Educational Development, 49. pp. 55-69. ISSN 0738-0593 doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.01.005
Asadullah, M. N. and Ara, J. (2016) Evaluating the long-run impact of an innovative anti-poverty programme: evidence using household panel data. Applied Economics, 48 (2). pp. 107-120. ISSN 1466-4283 doi: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1073846
Asadullah, M. N. (2016) Trust, trustworthiness, and traditional Islamic education. Oxford Development Studies, 44 (2). pp. 152-166. ISSN 1469-9966 doi: 10.1080/13600818.2015.1104294
Asadullah, M. N., Savoia, A. and Mahmud, W. (2014) Paths to development: Is there a Bangladesh surprise? World Development, 62. pp. 138-154. ISSN 0305-750X doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.05.013
Asadullah, M. N., Kambhampati, U. and Lopez Boo, F. (2014) Social divisions in school participation and attainment in India: 1983-2004. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38 (4). pp. 869-893. ISSN 1464-3545 doi: 10.1093/cje/bet006
Asadullah, M. N. and Chaudhury, N. (2013) Peaceful coexistence? The role of religious schools and NGOs in the growth of female secondary schooling in Bangladesh. Journal of Development Studies, 49 (2). pp. 223-237. ISSN 1743-9140 doi: 10.1080/00220388.2012.733369 (Special issue on education)
Asadullah, M. N., Chakrabarti, R. and Chaudhury, N. (2013) What determines religious school choice? Theory and evidence from rural Bangladesh. Bulletin of Economic Research, 67 (2). pp. 186-207. ISSN 1467-8586 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8586.2012.00476.x
Asadullah, N. and Chaudhury, N. (2012) Subjective well-being and relative poverty in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33 (5). pp. 940-950. ISSN 0167-4870 doi: 10.1016/j.joep.2012.05.003
Asadullah, M. N. and Yalonetzky, G. (2012) Inequality of educational opportunity in India: changes over time and across states. World Development , 40 (6). pp. 1151-1163. ISSN 0305-750X doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.11.008
Asadullah, M. N. (2012) Intergenerational wealth mobility in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Development Studies, 48 (9). pp. 1193-1208. ISSN 0022-0388 doi: 10.1080/00220388.2011.646988
Asadullah, M. N. and Chaudhury, N. (2011) Poisoning the mind: Arsenic contamination of drinking water wells and children's educational achievement in rural Bangladesh. Economics of Education Review, 30 (5). pp. 873-888. ISSN 0272-7757 doi: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2011.05.001
Asadullah, M. N. and Chaudhury, N. (2010) Religious schools, social values, and economic attitudes: evidence from Bangladesh. World Development, 38 (2). pp. 205-217. ISSN 0305-750X doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.110.014
Asadullah, N. M. (2009) Returns to private and public education in Bangladesh and Pakistan: a comparative analysis. Journal of Asian Economics, 20 (1). pp. 77-86. ISSN 1049-0078 doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.05.004
Asadullah, M. N. and Rahman, S. (2009) Farm productivity and efficiency in rural Bangladesh: the role of education revisited. Applied Economics, 41 (1). pp. 17-33. ISSN 1466-4283 doi: 10.1080/00036840601019125
Asadullah, M. N. and Chaudhury, N. (2009) Holy alliances: public subsidies, Islamic high schools, and female schooling in Bangladesh. Education Economics, 17 (3). pp. 377-394. ISSN 1469-5782 doi: 10.1080/09645290903142593 (special issue 'Quality Education for all in South Asia')
Asadullah, M. N. and Chaudhury, N. (2009) Reverse gender gap in schooling in Bangladesh: insights from urban and rural households. Journal of Development Studies, 45 (8). pp. 1360-1380. ISSN 0022-0388 doi: 10.1080/00220380902935824
Asadullah, M. N. (2008) Sense in sociability? Maternal education, social capital and child schooling in rural Bangladesh. European Journal of Development Research, 20 (3). pp. 482-496. ISSN 0957-8811 doi: 10.1080/09578810802245626
Asadullah, M. N. (2006) Pay differences between teachers and other occupations: some empirical evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Economics, 17 (6). pp. 1044-1065. ISSN 1049-0078 doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2006.09.007
Asadullah, M. N. (2005) The effect of class size on student achievement: evidence from Bangladesh. Applied Economics Letters, 12 (4). pp. 217-221. ISSN 1466-4291 doi: 10.1080/1350485042000323608
Asadullah, N. (2002) Review: Paul Rivlin, Economic policy and performance in the Arab world. Development and Change, 33 (4). pp. 747-748. ISSN 1467-7660 doi: 10.1111/1467-7660.00277
Asadullah, N. (2002) Review: Lal, Deepak. The poverty of “Development Economics.” 2d revised and expanded US edition. Latin American Politcs and Society, 44 (2). pp. 161-165. ISSN 1548-2456 doi: 10.1111/j.1548-2456.2002.tb00209.x
Book or Report Section
Asadullah, M. N., Chaudhury, N. and Dar, A. (2009) Assessing the performance of madrasas in rural Bangladesh. In: Barrera-Osorio , F., Patrinos, H. A. and Wodon, Q. (eds.) Emerging evidence on vouchers and faith-based providers in education: Case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia. World Bank, Washinton DC, pp. 137-148. ISBN 9780821379769 doi: 10.1596/978-0-8213-7976-9
Conference or Workshop Item
Asadullah, M. H. (2007) Holy alliances: public subsidies, Islamic high schools and female schooling in Bangladesh. In: Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2007, 11-13 Apr 2007, Warwick.
Asadullah, M. H. and Fernandez, R. (2007) Job flexibility and the gender gap in job satisfaction: new evidence from matched employer-employee data. In: Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2007, 11-13 Apr 2007, Warwick.
- "A Down Payment on a Brighter Future", US state department e-journal article.
- World Bank report on Islamic schools (published in 2009) - "Secondary School Madrasas in Bangladesh: Incidence, Quality, and Implications for Reform"
- UKFIET Conference session (2011) - "Madrasa education in Bangladesh: implications for economic development"
£380,000 awarded by the Australian Government's AusAID
Study/project title: 'The Role of Secondary Schooling and Gender Norms in the Long-term Opportunities and Choices of Rural Bangladeshi Women'. (Principal Investigator: Dr Zaki Wahhaj, Kent University)
£44,000 awarded by the Leverhulme Trust (fellowship scheme)
Study/project title: The Rise of Islamic Schools in Bangladesh
£9,000 awarded by the International Growth Centre (IGC)
Study/project title: Bangladesh's path to social development
£9,000 awarded by the International Growth Centre (IGC)
Study/project title: Economics of madrasa schools
US $ 100,000 awarded by the World Bank(Principal Investigator: Dr Nazmul Chaudhury)
Study/project title: Secondary School Madrasa Education in Bangladesh (QSSMEB)
US $ 20,000 awarded by South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI)
Study/project title: Private schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan
- D.Phil Economics, 2005, University of Oxford; MSc Development Economics, 2000, University of Oxford, St Antony's College; MA Economics, 1998, Dhaka University, Bangladesh; BA Economics, 1996, Aligarh Muslim University, India.
- Associate Research Fellow, ESRC Centre on SKOPE, University of Oxford
- Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford
- Research Associate, Department of International Development, QEH, University of Oxford
- Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany
- Associate Member, European Network on the Economics of Religion (ENER).