Dr. Rahman’s primary areas of research are behavioral development economics, and law and economics. His current research focuses on behavioral and experimental measurements of agency and gender discrimination; formation of gender norms; behavioral impacts of anti-poverty programs; the relationship between economic shocks and gender-specific labor market outcomes; climate information and adaptation of livelihoods; and formation of trusts in communities and public institutions.
Dr. Rahman was a visiting professor of Law and Economics at University of Oslo, Norway in 2011. He was the Co-PI of the recently concluded National Science Foundation’s multidisciplinary Research Coordination Network (2012–2018) on sustainable food systemsand food security. He is the Co-PI of several World Bank-supported research projects and has been a frequent visiting researcher at the World Bank.