Meherun Ahmed

Meherun Ahmed
Meherun Ahmed, Associate Dean for Special Programs, Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
M.A. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
M.S.S. in Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S.S. in Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • Joined AUW in 2010.
  • Served as associate professor from 2013.
  • Served as assistant professor from 2010.
  • Served at summer Program director, 2012, 2013.
  • Served as associate dean of special program, 2016-2017.
  • Served at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 2006-2010.
  • Obtained PhD in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle 2006.


Principles of Microeconomics.

Household and Family Economics, Economic Development, Labor Economics.


Book Chapters, etc

Changing Nature of Forced Migration: Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities in South and South-East Asia, Edited by Sara Amin et. al., University Press Limited, Bangladesh 2016
Poverty and Vulnerability in Rural Bangladesh, Edited by S.R. Osmani, University Press Limited, Bangladesh 2015.
Gender Empowerment For Social Life and Harmonious Living, Edited by Erna Surajadi and Meutia Hatta Swasono, Sriya Harapan Jagra Publishing, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014.

Journal Articles

Mother’s Education and Child Health: Is There Any Threshold? The Developing Economies, Volume 54 Number 3, September 2016 (with Kazi Iqbal).
Is There Any Added Worker Effect from the Reduction in Standard Working Hours? The Aubry’s Law in France as a Natural Experiment, Review of European Studies, Vol.8 No.1 March, 2016.
Are Decentralized Governments More Effective in Mitigating Disaster Risks? (with Kazi Iqbal), Bangladesh Development Studies, Volume-38, No. 3, 2015.
How Sustainable are the Microfinance Institutions? Evidence from SAARC Countries, The Cost and Management, Volume 43, Number 2, March, 2015.
Domestic Violence and Human Capital Investment, Proceedings of the second International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment (ISSE 14), American University of Sharjah, UAE, February 12 -13, 2014.
Empowerment of Women and Investment in Health, Proceedings on International Conference on gender Empowerment, Jakarta Indonesia, July 2012.

Working Papers/Reports

Economic Shocks and Coping Strategies: Evidence from Bangladesh with Baqui Khalili and Mehadi Hasan, Working Paper 45, Institute of Microfinance Working Paper Series, Dhaka, December 2016.
Vulnerability to Shocks and Coping Strategies in Rural Bangladesh, with S.R. Osmani, Working Paper 21, Institute of Microfinance Working Paper Series, Dhaka, December 2013.
Dynamics of Poverty in Rural Bangladesh: Report of the Benchmark Survey; with S.R. Osmani, Latif, A. Sen, B, Rahman, R. I.,Khan, T.F., and Islam, R., Research Report, Institute of Microfinance, Dhaka 2013.


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