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Shahidur R. Khandker

Lead Economist

 SHAHID KHANDKER is a Lead Economist in Rural Development Team.  He is also a core team member of the Environment and Energy Research Team.  He studied in Canada and received a in economics from McMaster University.  At the World Bank, he is a lead researcher in the areas of poverty, rural infrastructure, microfinance, energy, and gender.  He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and in the areas of microfinance, poverty, and rural development.  He has published 3 books from the World Bank.  He has more than 20 years of experience in the Bank as a researcher.  He has also worked in the World Bank Institute and led a major global capacity building program on poverty analysis, monitoring, and impact evaluation to support the poverty reduction strategies of the World Bank member countries.  His current research include poverty and income seasonality, microfinanace and hard-core poor, rural road, rural electrification, and energy poverty.  Prior to joining the Bank, he worked in the Economic Growth Center of Yale University and Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.  

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Estimating the long-run impact of microcredit programs on household income and net worth
2 .Dynamic effects of microcredit in Bangladesh
3 .The benefits of solar home systems :an analysis from Bangladesh
4 .Estimating the effects of credit constraints on productivity of Peruvian agriculture
5 .Are microcredit borrowers in Bangladesh over-indebted ?
6 .Are microcredit participants in Bangladesh trapped in poverty and debt ?
7 .How does competition affect the performance of MFIs ? evidence from Bangladesh
8 .Does access to finance matter in microenterprise growth ? evidence from Bangladesh
9 .Replicating replication : due diligence in Roodman and Morduch's replication of Pitt and Khandker (1998)
10 .The surprising effects of the great recession : losers and winners in Thailand in 2008-2009
11 .Grameen bank lending : does group liability matter ?
12 .Seasonal hunger and public policies : evidence from Northwest Bangladesh
13 .Who benefits most from rural electrification ? evidence in India
14 .Appraising the Thailand village fund
15 .Household coping and response to government stimulus in an economic crisis : evidence from Thailand
16 .Can social safety nets alleviate seasonal deprivation ? evidence from northwest Bangladesh
17 .Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads : a dynamic panel approach
18 .Energy poverty in rural and urban India : are the energy poor also income poor ?
19 .Energy access, efficiency, and poverty : how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh ?
20 .Seasonal and extreme poverty in Bangladesh : evaluating an ultra-poor microfinance project
21 .Handbook on impact evaluation : quantitative methods and practices
22 .Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam
23 .Does the village fund matter in Thailand ?
24 .Evaluating the impact of Egyptian social fund for development programs
25 .Poverty and income seasonality in Bangladesh
26 .Handbook on poverty and inequality
27 .Welfare impacts of rural electrification : a case study from Bangladesh
28 .The poverty impact of rural roads : evidence from Bangladesh
29 .The World Bank economic review 19 (2)
30 .Does micro-credit empower women : evidence from Bangladesh
31 .Microfinance and poverty - evidence using panel data from Bangladesh
32 .The impact of farm credit in Pakistan
33 .The impact of formal finance on the rural economy of India
34 .How structure of production determines the demand for human capital
35 .Labor market participation, returns to education, and male - female wage differences in Peru
36 .Improving rural wages in India
37 .The effect of formal credit on output and employment in rural India
38 .How infrastructure and financial institutions affect agricultural output and investment in India

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