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Abu Shonchoy
Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo


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I have graduated from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with a BSc (Honours) in Economics, and Master in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) and a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

I am currently working as a research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) JETRO, Japan 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 impact evaluation, migration and micro-econometrics. I have several ongoing field research projects in Bangladesh and India. My current research interests include projects on micro-finance, migration, electrification and education.