Khandker Wahedur Rahman


I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota.

I will be on the 2019-2020 job market, and will be available for interviews at the 2020 Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) Meeting in San Diego, California, USA.

If you are referring me on the 'first-name-basis', please call me "Wahed". If you need to use my full name, please use "Khandker Wahedur Rahman".

Here is a link to my job market paper.

Here is a link to my CV.

I am an applied microeconomist with a broad interest in development and labor economics. I use both randomized control trials (RCTs) and observational data to identify barriers and find solutions to improve social welfare. In particular, my current research focuses on economics of education, migration, and agricultural productivity.

Before I began my doctoral program, I graduated from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota with a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree concentrating on advanced policy analysis.

I currently work as a Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Ragui Assaad at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. I have previously worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Swisscontact Bangladesh in various capacities.