- Ph.D. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2005 - M.A. Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, Texas, 2002 - M.S.S. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1996 - B.S.S.
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1995 

Teaching responsibilities: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics,
Quantitative Methods, Public Finance, Labor Economics, Global Financial Markets &
Institutions 

Research interests and grants: Applied Econometrics, Public Finance, Political Economy,
Labor Economics, and Development Economics. Recipient of URCG Rant 2006. 

Articles

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Teaching the Catholic Intellectual Tradition through an Experiential Learning Program (with Susan T. Dinnocenti, Maria Lizano-DiMare, and Rupendra Paliwal), WCOB Working Papers (2014)

A Catholic University has a specific mission of preserving, transmitting and developing the Catholic Intellectual...

 

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Are Politicians Office or Policy Motivated? The Case of U.S. Governors' Environmental Policies (with Per G. Fredriksson and Le Wang), Business Faculty Publications (2011)

Are elected politicians primarily motivated by holding office, thus choosing environmental policies accordingly? Or are...

 

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Workers' Migration and Remittances in Bangladesh (with Hiranya K. Nath), Business Faculty Publications (2010)

Bangladesh has sent more than 6.7 million workers to over 140 countries during a period...

 

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Taxing Under the Influence? : Corruption and U.S. State Beer Taxes (with Per G. Fredriksson and Stephan Gohmann), Business Faculty Publications (2009)

This article examines the effect of state level corruption on state beer taxes in the...

 

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Vertical Externalities in Cigarette Taxation: Do Tax Revenues Go Up in Smoke? (with Per G. Fredriksson), Business Faculty Publications (2008)

In federal systems, where tax bases are joint property, the tax policy of one level...

 

Working Papers

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Gubernatorial Reputation and Vertical Tax Externalities: All Smoke, No Fire? (with Per G. Fredriksson), WCOB Working Papers (2009)

This paper investigates whether reputation-building strategies guide U.S. governors’ responses to changes in federal cigarette...

 

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Tobacco Politics and Electoral Accountability in the United States (with Per G. Fredriksson), WCOB Working Papers (2009)

This paper investigates whether reputation-building strategies guide U.S. governors’ state cigarette tax choices, and whether...