The Department of Political Economy & Moral Science is pleased to announce that Tauhidur Rahman is now an associate faculty member.
Tauhidur Rahman is a development economist and an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is the Founding Director of the Initiative for Agency and Development (IfAD) at the University of Arizona. He is the organizer of the annual Development Economics Workshop at the University, hosted jointly with economists from the World Bank. He was a visiting professor of law and economics at University of Oslo, Norway in 2011. Since 2013, he has been a regular visiting researcher at the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank, Washington, DC. He was trained as an applied econometrician, with research interests in the fields of development economics, behavioral economics, law and economics, and program evaluation. He has studied issues such as measurements and analysis of human well-being, child labor, child and elderly health, environmental justice and environmental regulations, interlinkages between poverty-inequality-wellbeing, economic vitality and sustainability of smallholding farmers, and impacts of community-driven livelihoods programs. His current research projects include women’s agency, behavioral impacts of anti-poverty programs, the role of political theater for development, and role of climate information services for climate resilient development. He has served on panels of USDA, EPA and NSF, and has ongoing collaborations the UN organizations. He is the coauthor of Environmental Justice and Federalism (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013).