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Nazmul Ahsan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Southern California
M.S.S. in Economics, University of Dhaka
B.S.S. in Economics, University of Dhaka

Research Interests

Development Economics, Global Health, Population Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Impact Evaluation

Publications and Media Placements

Ahsan, M. N., & Maharaj, R. (2018). Parental human capital and child health at birth in India. Economics & Human Biology, 30, 130-149.

Ahsan, M. N., & Kelly, I. R. (2018). Earnings gaps for conspicuous characteristics: Evidence from Indonesia. Southern Economic Journal, 85(1), 121-141.

Ahsan, M. N., & Bckerman, P. (2019). Alternative measures of body composition and wage premium: New evidence from Indonesia. PloS one, 14(8), e0219438.

Ahsan, M. N., Banerjee, R., & Maharaj, R. (2021). Early-Life Access to a Basic Health Care Program and Adult Outcomes in Indonesia. The World Bank Economic Review, 35(3), 681-704.

Honors and Awards

  • PAA Poster Session Winner (2016)
  • Best Paper Award, Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (2015)
  • Best Third Year Paper Award, University of Southern California Economics Department (2013)