Abu S. Shonchoy
Visiting Scholar, 
Wagner School of Public Service, New York University
Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo 
I am an applied economist with interests in issues of global development with a focus on evidence-based policy research. My current research interests are on financial inclusion, skills training, infrastructure, and education. I have several ongoing field experiments (RCTs) in South Asia, especially in Bangladesh and in India. Completed projects are available as working papers and articles in international peer-reviewed journals including the World Bank Economic Review, World Development and  Journal of Development Studies, to name a few. I was awarded the Albert Berry Prize at the Canadian Economic Association (CEA) Conference for the best Paper in Development Economics in 2016. I recently published an edited book titled "Seasonality and Micro-credit" from Springer.

I am currently a Visiting Scholar at the Wagner School of Public Service, New York University. I am also a tenured research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) JETRO, Japan (on-leave) and an adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo. Prior to joining IDE-JETRO, I worked as a lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia and at the BRAC University in Bangladesh. I've also held visiting positions at the Singapore Management University and the University of Kent, UK.