Policy Research Institute - PRI Bangladesh

The Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its key policy challenges, domestically, and in a rapidly integrating global marketplace.

Dr. Ashikur Rahman

Biography of Dr. Ashikur Rahman

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Dr Ashikur Rahman is a Senior Economist at the Policy Research Institute [PRI] of Bangladesh and Visiting Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Governance Development [BIGD]. He is also a Lecturer at the Department of Economics at North South University.  Prior to this, he completed his PhD in Government {Political Economy} at the London School of Economics. Dr. Rahman also has an MPA in Public and Economic Policy and BSc in Economics (Hons) from the LSE. He has been a consultant for a number of government bodies and other institutions, including the Planning Commission of Bangladesh, World Bank, UNDP, DFID and Japanese International Cooperation Agency [JICA]. His research interest is in the field of political economy, working extensively in areas such as development and governance with a key focus on the implications of political and economic shocks. At present, his work empirically examines the nature of concentration of political power and its role in shaping economic and political outcomes within the political arena of Bangladesh. Mr Rahman is also specialized in undertaking microeconomic program evaluation and institutional diagnosis. 

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