Hello! I am Nahian Bin Khaled and I am a researcher, teacher, writer and public speaker.

Nahian Bin Khaled

Nahian Bin Khaled

Research and Policy Enthusiast

About Me

Hi! I am a graduate student and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) Ph.D. program at Michigan State University. The project I am working on aims to provide learning and analytical support to the U.S. government’s Feed the Future activities in Kenya and East Africa (KEA) region implemented under the auspices of USAID country and regional offices. Previously, I worked at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Bangladesh for three and a half years.

I am an economics research enthusiast and an aspiring writer. I write blogs and newspaper articles and make videos on political-economic issues regularly. I am a proficient user of Bangla and English with a beginner’s capacity in the French language. You can call me Nahian.

Research Interests

  • Poverty
  • Labor
  • Agricultural Value Chain
  • Social Protection
  • Food Policy

Education

  • Graduate Student, Ph.D. Program, present

    Michigan State University

  • Master's in Economics, 2017

    University of Dhaka

  • Bachelor in Economics, 2016

    University of Dhaka

Skills

graph

Stata

r-programming

R

tick

SurveyCTO

scrum

Project Management

blackboard

Teaching

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Public Speaking

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE), Michigan State University

Aug 2021 – Present Michigan, USA
 
 
 
 
 

Research Analyst-II

International Food Policy Research Institute

Apr 2021 – Jul 2021 South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India
 
 
 
 
 

Research Analyst-I

International Food Policy Research Institute

Apr 2019 – Mar 2020 Bangladesh
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

International Food Policy Research Institute

Aug 2018 – Mar 2019 Bangladesh
 
 
 
 
 

Research Analyst

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Jan 2018 – Aug 2018 Bangladesh

Certifications

Impact Evaluation Methods with Applications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox

Social and Behavioral Research – Basic/Refresher

ESCAP-ARTNeT Capacity Building Workshop on Evidence Based Trade Policy Development

11th South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

Protecting Human Research Participants

Recent Articles

Bangla | English

রাজনৈতিক বার্তা বনাম বাস্তবতা

“নিজস্ব অর্থায়নে পদ্মাসেতু” কথাটা দারুণ একটা বিজ্ঞাপন। একটা প্রকল্পকে “স্বতন্ত্র একটা প্রতিষ্ঠান” হিসেবে চিন্তা করলে কথা সত্য। তবে সত্য ব্যাপারটা হচ্ছে, এই প্রকল্পের ম্যানেজারিয়াল প্রতিষ্ঠানটার নাম সরকার, যার অধীনে পদ্মাসেতু একটি মেগা প্রকল্প। সরকারের এমন আরও অনেক মেগাপ্রকল্প/প্রকল্প আছে, যেগুলো সরকারকে অর্থায়ন করতে হয়, চালাতে হয়।

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Tackling Coronavirus Induced Poverty Escalation: Insights From Khaddo Bandhob Program in Bangladesh

To date, the coronavirus pandemic has infected about 3.5 million and killed about 250 thousand people worldwide. It has also changed how we live, interact, and work. While new infections and deaths are slowing down in Europe and North America, the pandemic is rapidly expanding to poorer countries of Asia and Africa. With health systems rapidly preparing for care management of those infected, several countries in South Asia have adopted the lockdown approach to curtail the spread of virus. Though this approach might appear to serve the best interest of countries in containing the spread of the virus in the long-term, several unintended consequences may unfold in the interim.

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কভিড-১৯ উদ্ভূত ক্রমবর্ধমান দারিদ্র্যের সাথে লড়াই

এখন পর্যন্ত করোনাভাইরাস মহামারিতে পৃথিবীজুড়ে আক্রান্ত হয়েছেন প্রায় ৩৫ লক্ষ মানুষ এবং মৃত্যুবরণ করেছেন প্রায় আড়াই লক্ষ মানুষ। এই মহামারিটি পরিবর্তন এনেছে আমাদের জীবনযাত্রায়, ক্রিয়া-প্রতিক্রিয়ায় এবং কর্মকৌশলে। ইউরোপ এবং উত্তর আমেরিকার দেশগুলোতে রোগাক্রান্ত ও মৃত্যুর হার কমে এলেও এই মহামারি এশিয়া ও আফ্রিকার দেশগুলোতে দ্রুতগতিতে ছড়িয়ে পড়ছে। বিশ্ব খাদ্য কর্মসূচির নতুন প্রতিবেদন অনুযায়ী করোনাভাইরাস-উদ্ভূত লকডাউনের কারণে ২০২০ সালের শেষ নাগাদ নিম্ন-আয় ও মধ্য-আয়ের দেশের প্রায় ২৬ কোটি ৫০ লক্ষ মানুষ তীব্র ক্ষুধার মুখোমুখি হবে।

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অলাভজনক বেসরকারি হস্তক্ষেপে বাড়ুক করোনা টেস্টিং সক্ষমতা

বাংলাদেশে সকল উপজেলা পর্যায়ে সরকারি হাসপাতাল স্থাপন করার বড় কারণ ছিল, রোগীর বাড়ি থেকে হাসপাতাল যাতে কাছে হয়। প্রত্যন্ত অঞ্চলে বসবাসরত রোগীর হঠাৎ কোন সমস্যার সাময়িক অথবা স্থায়ী সমাধানের জন্য সরকারের এই বিনিয়োগ কাজে এসেছে।

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Projects

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Impact of COVID-19 on Ultra-poor

Working with Shyamal Chowdhury, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, The University of Sydney), Kalyani Raghunathan, Ph.D. (Research Fellow, IFPRI), and Shahidur Rashid, Ph.D. (Director for South Asia, IFPRI) on a nationally representative follow-up survey-based study that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on ultra-poor beneficiaries of a social safety net program.

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Students' Organization: Economics Study Center

During my tenure as President (2015-16) at ESC, I initiated and edited the first ever students’ economics digest of Bangladesh- “Bangladesh Students’ Digest on Economics and Development”, a compilation of academic articles by undergrad students in Bangladesh. With our team, we organized 10 seminars and symposiums on global and regional economic issues conducted by the prominent economists of Bangladesh to encourage the students in research analysis.

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Debate

I have been debating since high school. Since then I’ve won multiple championships, co-authored a book on debating, and trained hundreds of students.

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Travel

I don’t know how to put the sentence—“I love to travel”—in a poetic manner but yes, I love to observe the diversity among people in different regions, their lifestyle and the nature that they live in.

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Institutional Diagnostic Study for Food Planning and Monitoring (FPMU), Ministry of Food, Bangladesh

Worked with Dr. Paul Dorosh of IFPRI in a diagnostic study of Food Policy Monitoring Unit (FPMU), the institution responsible for monitoring the food security situation and the implementation of relevant policies in Bangladesh.

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Study on Rice Milling Types, IFPRI

Working with Dr. Shahidur Rashid (Director of South Asia, IFPRI) on the economic issues of different types of rice milling in Bangladesh, using the Traders’ and Millers’ Survey Dataset produced by IFPRI.

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Capacity Strengthening Project, IFPRI

Coordinated the capacity strengthening activity for a group of 40 government officials in Bangladesh for their on-the-job training. Taught a short course on process evaluation of social safety net programs.

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Trainer in Microeconomic Issues, IFPRI

Conducted a session on compensating variation and welfare analysis in a training session for the government officials of the food ministry in Bangladesh, developed quizzes and examsz revised the syllabus to meet accreditation standards and coordinated the grading of the participants.

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Measuring the Targeting Error and Leakage of a Social Safety Net Program, IFPRI

Worked with Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney and Dr. Shahidur Rashid in a process evaluation survey conducted among over 8000 respondents for a social safety net program.

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Study on Internal Migration, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. of Yale University in a project on migration which is called “No lean season”. The project was conducted by Yale University, IPA, Evidence Action and RDRS, Bangladesh.

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Study on "Government to Government" Migration, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. in a project in association with the World Bank and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Bangladesh.

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Study on Gender and Adolescence, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Sarah Baird, Ph.D. of George Washington University in GAGE (Gender & Adolescence: Global Evidence) project which is addressing gender adolescence and poverty in 4 different countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

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Educational Videos on Economics

Making economics videos on 10 Minute School, which is currently the largest online educational platform in Bangladesh

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Photography

Sometimes, I become a visual storyteller. Although my current involvement in photography mostly relies on my travel and field research destinations, I was an event photographer until 2017.

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Research

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Impact of COVID-19 on Ultra-poor

“Impact of COVID-19 on ultra-poor” with Shyamal Chowdhury, Kalyani Raghunathan, and Shahidur Rashid

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Short and Medium-Term Outcomes of Education

“Short and medium-term outcomes of education” with Khandker Wahedur Rahman

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Trust in Health Systems

“Trust in the health systems” with Taufique Joarder

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Feasibility of a Warehouse Receipt System

“Feasibility of a warehouse receipt system” with Mainul Hoque and Shahidur Rashid

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Bilateral FDI in South Asian countries: A Panel Data Analysis Using the Gravity Model

(Peer-Reviewed and Best Paper Awarded) Bin Khaled, M. N., “Bilateral FDI in South Asian countries: A panel data analysis using the gravity model,” South Asian Economics Students’ Meet, March. 11-14, 2016.

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Bangladesh Students' Digest on Economics and Development, 1st Edition

Bin Khaled, M. N., Chowdhury, O. R., & Arefin, R. (Eds.). (2018). Bangladesh Students’ Digest on Economics and Development (1st ed.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Economics Study Center (E.S.C.), University of Dhaka.

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A Diagnostic Study of the FPMU's Current Structure Output and Analytical Capacity to Identify Gaps and Propose Solutions

Dorosh, P. A., Ali, S., Bin Khaled, M. N., & Mustafa, S. (2019). A diagnostic study of the FPMU’s current structure, output, and analytical capacity (human and logistical) to identify gaps and propose solutions. Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

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Targeting Errors and Leakage in a Large-Scale in-Kind Transfer Program: FFP in Bangladesh as an Example

Chowdhury, S. K., Hoque, M. M., Rashid, S., & Bin Khaled, M. N. (2020). “Targeting Errors and Leakage in a Large-Scale in-Kind Transfer Program: FFP in Bangladesh as an Example.”, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

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Videos

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Impact of COVID-19 on Ultra-poor

Working with Shyamal Chowdhury, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, The University of Sydney), Kalyani Raghunathan, Ph.D. (Research Fellow, IFPRI), and Shahidur Rashid, Ph.D. (Director for South Asia, IFPRI) on a nationally representative follow-up survey-based study that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on ultra-poor beneficiaries of a social safety net program.

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Students’ Organization: Economics Study Center

During my tenure as President (2015-16) at ESC, I initiated and edited the first ever students’ economics digest of Bangladesh- “Bangladesh Students’ Digest on Economics and Development”, a compilation of academic articles by undergrad students in Bangladesh. With our team, we organized 10 seminars and symposiums on global and regional economic issues conducted by the prominent economists of Bangladesh to encourage the students in research analysis.

Read More

Debate

I have been debating since high school. Since then I’ve won multiple championships, co-authored a book on debating, and trained hundreds of students.

Read More

Travel

I don’t know how to put the sentence—“I love to travel”—in a poetic manner but yes, I love to observe the diversity among people in different regions, their lifestyle and the nature that they live in.

Read More

Institutional Diagnostic Study for Food Planning and Monitoring (FPMU), Ministry of Food, Bangladesh

Worked with Dr. Paul Dorosh of IFPRI in a diagnostic study of Food Policy Monitoring Unit (FPMU), the institution responsible for monitoring the food security situation and the implementation of relevant policies in Bangladesh.

Read More

Study on Rice Milling Types, IFPRI

Working with Dr. Shahidur Rashid (Director of South Asia, IFPRI) on the economic issues of different types of rice milling in Bangladesh, using the Traders’ and Millers’ Survey Dataset produced by IFPRI.

Read More

Capacity Strengthening Project, IFPRI

Coordinated the capacity strengthening activity for a group of 40 government officials in Bangladesh for their on-the-job training. Taught a short course on process evaluation of social safety net programs.

Read More

Trainer in Microeconomic Issues, IFPRI

Conducted a session on compensating variation and welfare analysis in a training session for the government officials of the food ministry in Bangladesh, developed quizzes and examsz revised the syllabus to meet accreditation standards and coordinated the grading of the participants.

Read More

Measuring the Targeting Error and Leakage of a Social Safety Net Program, IFPRI

Worked with Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney and Dr. Shahidur Rashid in a process evaluation survey conducted among over 8000 respondents for a social safety net program.

Read More

Study on Internal Migration, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. of Yale University in a project on migration which is called “No lean season”. The project was conducted by Yale University, IPA, Evidence Action and RDRS, Bangladesh.

Read More

Study on “Government to Government” Migration, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. in a project in association with the World Bank and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Bangladesh.

Read More

Study on Gender and Adolescence, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Sarah Baird, Ph.D. of George Washington University in GAGE (Gender & Adolescence: Global Evidence) project which is addressing gender adolescence and poverty in 4 different countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Read More

Educational Videos on Economics

Making economics videos on 10 Minute School, which is currently the largest online educational platform in Bangladesh

Read More

Photography

Sometimes, I become a visual storyteller. Although my current involvement in photography mostly relies on my travel and field research destinations, I was an event photographer until 2017.

Read More

Interests

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Impact of COVID-19 on Ultra-poor

Working with Shyamal Chowdhury, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, The University of Sydney), Kalyani Raghunathan, Ph.D. (Research Fellow, IFPRI), and Shahidur Rashid, Ph.D. (Director for South Asia, IFPRI) on a nationally representative follow-up survey-based study that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on ultra-poor beneficiaries of a social safety net program.

Read More

Students' Organization: Economics Study Center

During my tenure as President (2015-16) at ESC, I initiated and edited the first ever students’ economics digest of Bangladesh- “Bangladesh Students’ Digest on Economics and Development”, a compilation of academic articles by undergrad students in Bangladesh. With our team, we organized 10 seminars and symposiums on global and regional economic issues conducted by the prominent economists of Bangladesh to encourage the students in research analysis.

Read More

Debate

I have been debating since high school. Since then I’ve won multiple championships, co-authored a book on debating, and trained hundreds of students.

Read More

Travel

I don’t know how to put the sentence—“I love to travel”—in a poetic manner but yes, I love to observe the diversity among people in different regions, their lifestyle and the nature that they live in.

Read More

Institutional Diagnostic Study for Food Planning and Monitoring (FPMU), Ministry of Food, Bangladesh

Worked with Dr. Paul Dorosh of IFPRI in a diagnostic study of Food Policy Monitoring Unit (FPMU), the institution responsible for monitoring the food security situation and the implementation of relevant policies in Bangladesh.

Read More

Study on Rice Milling Types, IFPRI

Working with Dr. Shahidur Rashid (Director of South Asia, IFPRI) on the economic issues of different types of rice milling in Bangladesh, using the Traders’ and Millers’ Survey Dataset produced by IFPRI.

Read More

Capacity Strengthening Project, IFPRI

Coordinated the capacity strengthening activity for a group of 40 government officials in Bangladesh for their on-the-job training. Taught a short course on process evaluation of social safety net programs.

Read More

Trainer in Microeconomic Issues, IFPRI

Conducted a session on compensating variation and welfare analysis in a training session for the government officials of the food ministry in Bangladesh, developed quizzes and examsz revised the syllabus to meet accreditation standards and coordinated the grading of the participants.

Read More

Measuring the Targeting Error and Leakage of a Social Safety Net Program, IFPRI

Worked with Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney and Dr. Shahidur Rashid in a process evaluation survey conducted among over 8000 respondents for a social safety net program.

Read More

Study on Internal Migration, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. of Yale University in a project on migration which is called “No lean season”. The project was conducted by Yale University, IPA, Evidence Action and RDRS, Bangladesh.

Read More

Study on "Government to Government" Migration, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. in a project in association with the World Bank and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Bangladesh.

Read More

Study on Gender and Adolescence, IPA

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Sarah Baird, Ph.D. of George Washington University in GAGE (Gender & Adolescence: Global Evidence) project which is addressing gender adolescence and poverty in 4 different countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Read More

Educational Videos on Economics

Making economics videos on 10 Minute School, which is currently the largest online educational platform in Bangladesh

Read More

Photography

Sometimes, I become a visual storyteller. Although my current involvement in photography mostly relies on my travel and field research destinations, I was an event photographer until 2017.

Read More