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Muhammad Al Amin


Senior Research Associate

Email: alaminmm331@yahoo.com, alamin@cpd.org.bd

Telephone: (+88 02) 8124770, 9143326, 9126402

Fax: (+88 02) 8130951



Research Area

Climate change, Quantitative economics, International trade.




Master of Science(M.S.) in Agricultural & Applied Economics (CGPA: 3.48), University of Wyoming, WY, USA.

Thesis Title:Agricultural Land-Use in a Changing Climate: Implications for Waterfowl Habitat in Prairie Canada.

Major Advisors: Benjamin S. Rashford and Christopher T. Bastian.


Master of Social Science (M.S.S.) in Economics (First Class-Converted CGPA: 3.95), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Bachelor of Social Science(B.S.S.)Hons.in Economics (First Class-Converted CGPA: 3.85), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Appointments Held

  • 2013-present   Senior Research Associate, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh.
  • 2011-2013 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wyoming, WY, USA.
  • 2010-2011 Senior Research Associate, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh.
  • 2008-2010 Research Associate, Centre for Policy Dialogue(CPD), Bangladesh.


Awards & Honors

  • 2003-2004 Dhaka University Merit Scholarship for outstanding performance in B.S.S.
  • 2004-2005 Dhaka University Merit Scholarship for outstanding performance in M.S.S.
  • 2013  Agricultural & Applied Economics Graduate Student Travel Grant, University of Wyoming.
  • 2013 Western Agricultural Economics Association Graduate Travel Fellowship.


Research Work

Journal Article

  • 2011 “Impact of the Doha Round Negotiation on Bangladesh Agriculture: An  Analysis of the Revised Draft Modalities” (with Uttam Deb),Journal of International Trade Policy and Law, Vol. 10,No.2, pp.104-123. *The Article received theEmerald Literati Network 2012 Award for Excellence.
  • 2009 “Impact of Current WTO Agricultural Negotiation for Bangladesh: A Simulation Exercise” (with Kazi Mahmudur Rahman and Suparna Hasan), Journal of Socioeconomic Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 1.

Book Chapter

  • 2009 “Higher BoroRice Production for Food Security: An Integrated Strategy” (with Uttam Deb, Nafisa Khaled, Subir Bairagi and Ashiqun Nabi), Pages 305-365, in Development of Bangladesh with Equity and Justice. Dhaka: CPD.

Working Paper

  • 2012 “Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants”(with Mustafizur Rahman, Mazbahul Golam Ahamad, and Nazrul Islam),CPD-CMI Working Paper 3,available at http://www.cpd.org.bd/pub_attach/CPD_CMI_WP3.pdf.
  • 2010 “Current State of Doha Round Negotiations on Agriculture: Issues, Concerns and Strategies for Bangladesh” (with Uttam Deb), CPD Occasional Paper No. 85, available athttp://www.cpd.org.bd/pub_attach/op85.pdf
  • 2010  “Achieving Boro Rice Production Targets in FY2009-10: Challenges and Actions Required”(with Uttam Deb, SubirKantiBairagi, NafisaKhaled,MazbahulGolamAhamed,KanizTasnima), CPD Occasional Paper No. 87, available at http://www.cpd.org.bd/pub_attach/op87.pdf
  • 2009  “Impact of Information Technology in Trade Facilitation on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Bangladesh”(with Syed SaifuddinHossain and Uttam Deb), Working Paper No. 76, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT).http://www.artnetontrade.org/
  • 2009 “Prospects of Economic Cooperation in the Bangladesh, China, India and  Myanmar Region: A Quantitative Assessment”(with TariqurRahman), Working Paper No. 73, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT),http://www.artnetontrade.org/

Rsearch Reports

  • 2012 “Integrating Economics and Ecology to Model Land-Use Impacts on  Waterfowl Habitat in Prairie Canada” (with Benjamin Rashford and Chris Bastian), Study Report, submitted to Ducks Unlimited Canada and Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research.
  • 2011  “Vulnerability to Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Quantitative Assessment” (with Nazrul Islam,MazbahulGolamAhamed, and NusratJahan), Study Report 3, submitted to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India.
  • 2011 “Changes in General Climatic Characteristics in Bangladesh: Special Reference to Flood and Drought-Prone Areas” (with Uttam Deb, Nazrul Islam, Ashiqun Nabi, and Mazbahul Golam Ahamed), Study Report 2, submitted to the ICRISAT, India.
  • 2010 “Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Layers of Resilience: A Comparative Study of Perceptions and Capacities of Selected Villages in Bangladesh” (with Uttam Deb, Nazrul Islam,NafisaKhaled, Mazbahul Golam Ahamed and Ashiqun Nabi), Study Report 1, submitted to the ICRISAT, India.

Policy Brief

  • 2013 “Vulnerability to Climate Change: Adaptation Strategies & Layers of Resilience-Mainstreaming Grassroots Level Adaptation and Building Climate Resilient Agriculture in Bangladesh”(with Uttam Deb, MazbahulGolamAhamad, Nazrul Islam, NafisaKhaled, AshiqunNabi, Cynthia Bantilan, Naveen Singh), ICRISAT Policy Brief No. 21, ICRISAT, India.


  • 2013 “Agricultural Land-Use in a Changing Climate: Implications for Waterfowl Habitat in Prairie Canada” (with Benjamin Rashford, Christopher Bastian, and David Aadland), presented in Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Monterrey, California, USA.
  • 2009  “Impact of the Doha Round Negotiation on Bangladesh Agriculture: An Analysis of the Current Agricultural Draft Modalities” presented on the in house seminar at Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
  • 2009 “Climate Change in Bangladesh: Implications for Rice Research and Development” (with Uttam Deb), presented in a special conference on climate change titled “Climate Change and Bangladesh Development Strategy: Domestic Tasks and International Cooperation”, Dhaka.

Newspaper Article


Professional Development Activities

  • 2011 Completed a short course on “Input-Output Analysis, Social Accounting Matrix and CGE Modeling”, organized by the CPD and the CMI, Bangladesh.
  • 2010 Participant, “Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) Capacity Building Workshop for Trade Research: Gravity Modeling” organized by the UNESCAP, held at Bogor, Indonesia.
  • 2010 Completed a short course on “Cropping System Models” offered by ICRISAT, Indiaandthe University of Florida, USA.
  • 2009  Completed a postgraduatecertificate program on “Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy”offered by the Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL), Carleton University,Ottawa, Canada.
  • 200 Participant, “ARTNeTCapacity Building Workshop for Trade Research” organized by the UNESCAP and WTOheld at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


IT &Language Skills

  • Statistical AnalysisSoftware: Stata,SAS
  • General EquilibriumModeling Software: GAMS
  • Partial Equilibrium Modeling Software: ATPSM
  • Languages: Bengali (Native), English (Fluent)


Membership in Professional Societies

  • AmericanAgricultural Economics Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association
  • Bangladesh Economics Association

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