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Sheikh Touhidul Haque, PhD

Sheikh Touhidul Haque, PhD

Assistant Professor and Research Fellow

touhidul.haque@bracu.ac.bd

Sheikh Touhidul Haque has joined the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University as a Research Fellow, at the Economics Cluster. He Haque earned his PhD in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA. In 2019, he also completed his M.Sc. in Applied Probability and Statistics from the same institution. After completing his doctoral degree, he taught Economics and Statistics courses as a visiting/part-time faculty member at different US institutions. Prior to his doctoral degree, he served in the Bangladesh civil service. In his last appointment, he worked as a senior assistant secretary in the Finance Division where he investigated the impact of private and public investment on the growth rate of Bangladesh. He also used the currency demand approach to estimate the extent of Bangladesh’s shadow economy from 1973 to 2008. During his tenure in Bangladesh civil service, he was selected to participate in training on Financial Programming and Policies organized by International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. His primary research interests are in Labor Economics, Public Economics, and topics related to Applied Microeconomics. He is also keen to know about the impact of various tax policies on firm behaviour and executive pay compensation. He will be working under the Economics Cluster, BIGD, Brac University.

Gender Norms at Work: Impacts on Women’s Hiring and Workplace Experiences in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Sheikh Touhidul Haque, PhD, Nuzaira Binte Neaz

Topic(s): Economic Development, Gender Justice

Impact Assessment of BRAC’s Disability Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation (DIUPG) Programme

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Imran Matin, PhD, Narayan C. Das, PhD, Sheikh Touhidul Haque, PhD, Semab Rahman

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Social Transformation, Ultra-Poor Graduation

Women's Economic Empowerment and Digital Connectivity (WEE-Connect)

WEE-Connect is a pioneering initiative addressing the persistent gender gap in digital connectivity in the Global South, aiming to bridge barriers for women, foster economic empowerment, and establish evidence-based strategies through inclusive research, best case practices, and the creation of a scholarly community focused on the intersection of digital connectivity and gender.

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