Niaz Asadullah
Research Fellow

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too h Asadullah Niaz Asadullah received his masters and doctoral degrees in Economics from Oxford University. Currently he is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics, Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur. He has previously held positions at Reading, Oxford, BRAC and Dhaka Universities.

His research interests include development economics, economics of education, labor economics and happiness economics. Current research draws upon data from South and Southeast Asia and focuses on female workforce participation; social norms (early marriage, purdah practice etc) and women's well-being; impact of poverty programs; life satisfaction and well-being in old-age; determinants of cognitive skills; social impact of Islamic faith schools (aka madrasahs); the rise of private schools in South Asia. His research has been supported by grants from AUSAID, Leverhulme Trust, International Growth Centre (IGC), South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) and the World Bank. His publication record includes Australian Economic Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Psychology, and World Development.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2007.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10624  Sor Tho Ng
Nai Peng Tey
Niaz Asadullah
What Matters for Life Satisfaction among the Oldest-Old? Evidence from China
(published in: PLOS One, 2017, 12(2): e0171799)
10463  Niaz Asadullah
Zaki Wahhaj
Missing from the Market: Purdah Norm and Women's Paid Work Participation in Bangladesh
10326  Niaz Asadullah
Do Pro-Poor Schools Reach Out to the Poor? Location Choice of BRAC and ROSC Schools in Bangladesh
(published in: Australian Economic Review, 2016, 49(4), 432-452)
10176  Niaz Asadullah
Who Trusts Others? Community and Individual Determinants of Social Capital in a Low Income Country
(forthcoming in: Cambridge Journal of Economics)
9749  Niaz Asadullah
Jinnat Ara
Evaluating the Long-Run Impact of an Innovative Anti-Poverty Program: Evidence Using Household Panel Data
(published in: Applied Economics, 2016, 58 (2), 107-120)
9637  Niaz Asadullah
Saizi Xiao
Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh
Subjective Well-being in China, 2005-2010: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location
(forthcoming in: China Economic Review)
8233  Niaz Asadullah
The Effect of Islamic Secondary School Attendance on Academic Achievement
(published in: Singapore Economic Review, 2016, 61(4), pages 1550052-01)
7115  Niaz Asadullah
Nazmul Chaudhury
Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh
(published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2013, 49 (2), 223-237)
7059  Niaz Asadullah
Zaki Wahhaj
Going to School in Purdah: Female Schooling, Mobility Norms and Madrasas in Bangladesh
6883  Niaz Asadullah
Rupa Chakrabarti
Nazmul Chaudhury
What Determines Religious School Choice? Theory and Evidence from Rural Bangladesh
(published in: Bulletin of Economic Research, 2015, 67(2), 186–207)
6569  Niaz Asadullah
Nazmul Chaudhury
Subjective Well-Being and Relative Poverty in Rural Bangladesh
(published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2012, 33 (5), 940 - 950)
6329  Niaz Asadullah
Uma Kambhampati
Florencia López Bóo
Social Divisions in School Participation and Attainment in India: 1983-2004
(published in: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2014, 38(4), 869-893)
5914  Niaz Asadullah
Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Rural Bangladesh
(published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2012, 48(9), 1193-1208 )
5716  Niaz Asadullah
Nazmul Chaudhury
Poisoning the Mind: Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water Wells and Children's Educational Achievement in Rural Bangladesh
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2011, 30 (5), 873-888)
5659  Hai-Anh Dang
Leopold Sarr
Niaz Asadullah
School Access, Resources, and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from a Non-formal School Program in Bangladesh
5146  Niaz Asadullah
Gaston Yalonetzky
Inequality of Educational Opportunity in India: Changes over Time and across States
(published in: World Development, 2012, 40 (6), 1151–1163)
3582  Niaz Asadullah
Rosa M. Fernández
Work-Life Balance Practices and the Gender Gap in Job Satisfaction in the UK: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
118 Sajeda Amin
Niaz Asadullah
Sara Hossain
Zaki Wahhaj
Can Conditional Transfers Eradicate Child Marriage?
(published in: Economic and Political Weekly, 2017, 52(6))