I am currently working as a Visiting Scholar, New York University, Wagner School of Public Service. I am also a tenured research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) JETRO, Japan (on-leave to NYU) and as an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP). Prior joining to IDE, I worked for BRAC University in Bangladesh and in UNSW, UTS in Australia as lecturer. I have also worked for International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, USA during the period of 2007-08 as a research intern.
I am a development economist with interests in evidence-based policy research. My current research interests are on financial inclusion, skill training, infrastructure, and education. I have several ongoing Randomized Control Trial (RCT) based field experiments in Bangladesh and India, and a few completed projects as working papers which are soon to be published in peer-reviewed journals.