Khandker Wahedur Rahman


I am an applied microeconomist with a broad interest in development and labor economics. I focus on the empirical microeconomic analysis of development policies, social welfare analysis, and causal inference. My current research explores human capital and productivity – often having the role of information, norms, and technology as a cross-cutting theme.

I am working as a research fellow at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University. In addition to research activities, I work on the WEE-DiFine initiative.

I have completed my Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. I also hold an MPP from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. I have previously worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Swisscontact Bangladesh in various capacities.

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 CV.