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

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