Maria Matin has been a part of BIGD as a Research Associate since September 2016. With a background in economics, she is involved in projects under the Economic Growth Cluster.
Before joining BIGD, Maria has worked at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). She completed her Masters in Economics from North South University and her Bachelors in the same subject from BRAC University, where she graduated as a valedictorian of her batch and was awarded the prestigious Chancellor's Gold medal for her academic performance. Maria's MS thesis deals with the "Impact of economic growth and energy use on the environment in Asian economies: A panel cointegration analysis". She wishes to pursue a career in economic modelling and analysis.