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Abdul Malek Mohammad

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Affiliation
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Associate Professor
Sex
Male
KAKEN ID
20838958
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Office
Abdul Malek Mohammad
Phone
+81-029-853-4594
Research fields
Economic policy
Agricultural science in rural society and development
Area studies
Research projects
Evaluation of a Skill Development Initiative for Adolescents on Climate Adaptive Livelihoods in Bangladesh2016-02 -- 2016-12Abdul Malek MohammadBRAC/Advocacy and Social Change
Technology for inclusive growth in agriculture (TIGA)2012-05 -- 2014-12Joachim von Braun for Global Project (Abdul Malek for Bangladesh Project)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn/11,934,081Yen
Impact evaluation of credit program for tenant farmers2011-08 -- 2015-04Abdul Malek MohammadInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)/84,839,842Yen
Technology adoption and food security in rural Bangladesh project2014-02 -- 2015-12Asadul Islam for Global Project (Abdul Malek for Bangladesh Project)Internatioanl Growth Center/Monash University/8,311,516Yen
Technology adoption and diffusion: The System of Rice Intensification and food security in Bangladesh2015-07 -- 2016-07Asadul Islam for Global Project (Abdul Malek for Bangladesh Project)International Growth Center/Monash University/8,962,364Yen
AG‐WATSAN Nexus Study Project2014-04 -- 2015-12Joachim von Braun for Global Project (Abdul Malek for Bangladesh Project)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn/5,555,258Yen
Improving educational outcomes of disadvantaged school students: Evaluation of BRAC Chatrabondhu Programme2014-08 -- 2016-07Asadul Islam for Global Project (Abdul Malek for Bangladesh Project)Ausralian DFAT/Monash University/6,520,436Yen
Economics of Micro Credit Intervention for the tenant farmers/Efficiency and equity effects on land market in Bangladesh2016-10 -- 2018-09Yasuyuki SawadaJSPS/Grant in Aid for JSPS Fellows2,900,000Yen
Career history
2001-05 -- 2010-12Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) Project (Action Resaerch) Division Assistant Director and Faculty Member
2011-01 -- 2012-02BRAC Research and Evalaution Division Research Fellow
2012-03 -- 2016-09BRAC Resaarch and Evaluation Division Senior Research Fellow
2013-05 -- 2015-12University of Bonn- Center for Development Research (ZEF) Economics and Technological Change Senior/Postdoctoral Researcher
2016-10 -- 2017-09The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics Postdoctoral Fellow under the Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS)
2017-10 -- 2018-09Kyoto University Natural Resources Economics Postdoctoral Fellow under the Japan Society for the promotion of Science (JSPS)
2018-10 -- 2018-11Kyoto University Natrural Resources Economics Researcher
Academic background
1995-06 -- 1998-06University of Dhaka Social Science EconomicsGraduated
1999-07 -- 2000-06University of Dhaka Social Science EconomicsGraduated
2005-10 -- 2007-09Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Agriculture Rural Economics under Bio-Resources SciencesGraduated
2007-10 -- 2010-09Tottori University The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences Rural Economics under Bio-production ScienceGraduated
Degree
2010/09PhD in Rural EconomicsTottori University
Academic societies
2015-04 -- (current)Australasian Development Economics Society
2011-04 -- (current)Association of Economic and Social Development on Bangladesh
2015-09 -- (current)Asian Society for Innovation and Policy
2011-07 -- (current)Asian Society for Agricultuarl Economists
2008-04 -- 2016-12International Association of Agricultural Economists
2016-12 -- (current)Agricultural Economics Society of Japan
2002-07 -- (current)Bangladesh Economic Association
2008-04 -- (current)American Economic Association
Honors & Awards
1992/05National Merit AwardDue to having 5th Position in the National Merit Lists of the Secondary School Exam
2007/09Scholarship for Doctoral StudiesTo do education and research activities for completing doctoral program
2011/08Research GrantTo conduct impact evaluation of credit program for the tenant farmers
2013/04Postdoctoral Research FellowshipTo conduct independent research on `Technology for Inclusive Growth in Agriculture`
2016/08Postdoctoral Research FellwoshipTo conduct independent research on `Economics of microcredit Intervention`
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
Other articles
  • The Impact of Referrals to Improve Targeting for Agricultural Training in Bangladesh
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    J-PAL, 2019-04
  • Mobilizing P2P Di¤usion for New Agricultural Practices: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    South Asian Development economics conference in Colombo in January 2019, 2019-02
  • Manual for the identification of idle potentials of marginal rural areas and people by means of technological and institutional innovations
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    ZEF-BRAC Manual, 2016-02
  • The Impact of System of Rice Intensification: Evidence from a large scale two-period randomized field experiments.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    IGC Working Paper, 2016-02
  • Can a specially designed information intervention around the WASH-agriculture linkages make any difference? Experimental evidence of behavioral changes and health impacts
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 213, 2016-04
  • The Impact of Skills Development Initiatives for Adolescents on Climate Adaptive Livelihoods in South-western Bangladesh
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    BRAC Research Report, 2017-04
  • Can Referral Improve Targeting? Evidence from a Vocational Training Experiment. Fafchamps M, Islam A, Barrett C, Malek MA and Pakrashi D.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Discussion paper Series on Development Economics, No. DP12070., 2017-05
Books
Teaching
2019-04 -- (?)Seminer on Southeast Asian and Oceanian EconomicsUniversity of Tsukuba-Graduate School of International Area Studies
2019-04 -- (?)Advanced Development EconomicsUniversity of Tsukuba-Program in Economic and Public Policy
2019-10 -- (?)Economics of DevelopmentUniversity of Tsukuba-College of International Studies
2019-04 -- (?)Seminar on International Studies (I-II)University of Tsukuba-College of International Studies
2018-04 -- 2018-09Special Lectures for Regional Environmental EconomicsKyoto University-Division of Natural Resource Economics
Other educational activities
2019-04 -- 2020-03Seminer on Southeast Asian and Oceanian EconomicsUniversity of Tsukuba-Graduate School of International Area Studies
2019-10 -- 2020-03Southeast Asian and Oceanian Economics 1BUniversity of Tsukuba-Graduate School of International Area Studies
2019-04 -- 2019-09Southeast Asian and Oceanian Economics 1AUniversity of Tsukuba-Graduate School of International Area Studies
2002-08 -- 2002-12Foundation Training CourseBangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)
2004-05 -- 2005-09Development Project Monitoring and EvaluationBangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)
2002-05 -- 2005-09Development Project Planning and ManagementBangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)
2003-05 -- 2005-09Social Science Research MethodologyBangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)
Talks
  • Key note Speech: Was the deprivation through language justified in Former East Bengal (Bangladesh)?
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Presented On the Occassion of International Mother Language Day at University of Tsukuba-University Hall 22nd February 2019.
  • Four episodes (40 minutes per episode) of TV talk `BRAC Borgachashi Loan`
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    A Talkshow (Ashar Bangladesh) at Independent TV (a leading private TV channel in Bangladesh)/2015-03-01--2015-04-15
  • Impact assessment of credit programme for the tenant farmers in Bangladesh: Evidences from the field experiment.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    11th Australasian Development Economics Workshop/2015-06-04--2015-06-05
  • Water quality information, WATSAN-agriculture hygiene messages and water testing with school students: Experimental evidence for behavioral changes in Bangladesh.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    IAAE 2015 Conference/2015-08-09--2015-08-15
  • Identifying technology innovations for marginalized smallholders-A conceptual approach
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Asian Society for Innovation and Policy (ASIP) 2015 Korea Conference/2015-11-05--2015-11-08
  • Food security among the marginalized farm households in rural Bangladesh: Conceptual differences and realities from the field experiment.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    The 61st TAOYAKA Program Seminar. The 101st Study Session of the “Development and Cultural Change” Forum. Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University./2016-02-25--2016-02-25
  • Shocks and Brave Farmers: Evidence from a Randomized Agricultural Microfinance Experiment in Bangladesh
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Hayami Conference 2016/2016-12-11--2016-12-11
  • Impact Assessment of Credit Program for Tenant Farmers In Bangladesh: Evidence from a Field Experiment.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    9th International Conference of the Asian Society for Agricultural Economists/2017-01-11--2017-01-13
  • Financial inclusion Program for the tenant farmers: Experiences of BRAC Borgachashi Program- at 3ie Financial Inclusion Panel,
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    The 8th AfrEA International Conference/2017-03-27--2017-03-31
  • Shocks and Brave Farmers: Evidence from a Randomized Agricultural Microfinance Experiment in Bangladesh.
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    14th Midwest International Economic Development Conference/2017-04-21--2017-04-22
  • Information intervention around the WASH-Agriculture linkages for behavioral changes in Bangladesh
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Carrefour Seminar/2018-02-08--2018-02-08
  • The Impact of System of Rice Intensification: Evidence from a large scale two-period randomized field experiments
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    Pre-conference event of the Agricultural Economics Society of Japan (AESJ) Annual Meeting/2018-05-25--2018-05-27
  • How Intensity of Exposure to an Innovation Affects Patterns of Adoption and Impacts: 
Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh on the System of Rice Intensification
    Abdul Malek Mohammad
    PAWEES-INWEPF International Conference/2018-11-20--2018-11-22
Professional activities
2016-06 -- (current)International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)Member in the Expert Roster
2015-01 -- (current)Global Development Research Initiative (GDRI)Advisor
2015-06 -- (current)Asian Socitey for Innovation and Policy (ASIP)Editorial Board Member for its Journal `Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy`
2017-01 -- 2020-01Asian Society for Agricultural Economits (ASAE)Executive Committee Member
Other activities
2017-01 -- 2017-01Organized Special Session `Economics of Microcredit Intervention for the tenant farmers` at 9th ASAE International Conference held at Bankok.
2014-10 -- 2014-10Organized `International Workshop on the Field Experiments with small holders’ agriculture ` in BRAC CDM Savar, Dhaka.
2014-10 -- 2014-10Organized 8th International Conference of Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) as In- Charge in BRAC CDM Savar, Dhaka.
2015-03 -- 2015-04Organized four episodes’ live talk show at local private TV channel at Independent TV on BRAC Borgachashi (Tenant farmers) in Bangladesh
2015-08 -- 2015-08Organized Invited panel Session entitled `Technological and institutional innovations for marginalized small holders: Concepts and evidences` at IAAE conference held at Milan, Italy.
2017-07 -- 2017-08Reviewed the article `Microfinance and Vulnerability to Seasonal Famine in a Rural Economy: Evidence from Monga in Bangladesh` for `American Journal Of Agricultural Economics`.
2018-04 -- 2018-09-Reviewed the article `Evaluation of Agricultural Projects by Parametric Approach to Productive Efficiency and its Authentication by a Unique Approach: An Empirical Study` for `Japanese Journal of Agricultural Economics`
Message
I teach and supervise students on Development Economics and South/Southeast Asian Studies at University of Tsukuba. By training I am an agriculture and development economist and mostly use experimental approach in my researches. During 18 years’ research and teaching career with the Universities/think tanks, INGO (BRAC) and Government, I have gained a diverse perspective on international development and dedicated myself to test acceptability and adoptability of different technological and institutional innovations in low-income and emerging economies. My research projects got funding from JSPS, 3ie, IGC, Gates Foundation, DFAT, etc. In recent years I published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Technology in Society, Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, Journal of Bangladesh Studies, etc. Due to professional reason, I am linked with a number of professional societies and have been nominated as one of the Executive Committee Members for Asian Society for Agricultural Economists (2017-2020). Due to research reason, I travel extensively across the continents.

(Last updated: 2019-06-26)