Dr Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman

Mohammad Rahman

Senior Research Associate

Phone: 023 92 842818

Email: mohammad.rahman@port.ac.uk


Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman joined the University of Portsmouth in 2016 and is working on the project ‘Examining the effects of demand side financing on maternal and child health in developing countries.

After completing an Economics degree (2004) and MA (2005) in Economics at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, he studied at the University of Manchester, UK and was awarded a MSc in Economics and Econometrics (2009). Mohammad was awarded a PhD in economics from the University of Manchester in 2014 and then gathered ten months post-doc experience in Economics Division at the University of Stirling, UK. Before coming to the UK he had three years’ experience as a research associate in the Bureau of Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since his first job in Bangladesh, he has been doing research using household survey data, which includes cross section, repeated cross section, panel and pseudo panel, and time series data.

Research projects

Research interests include Environmental Economics, Program Evaluation, Intra-Household Behaviour, Political Economy, Labour Economics, Development Economics, Macroeconometric Modelling, Domestic Violence, Corruption, Migration, Poverty and Inequality, and Returns to Education. However, his current research involves applications of Regression Discontinuity Design.


Rahman MM. (2014). Estimating the Average Treatment Effect of Social Safety Net Programmes in Bangladesh. The Journal of Development Studies 50 (11), 1550-1569.

Rahman MM. (2012). Estimating the Average Treatment Effect of Social Safety Net Programmes in Bangladesh on Calorie Consumption of Poor Households. Bangladesh Development Studies 35 (2), 67-85.

Rahman MM, Khatoon R. (2012). Why do Men Earn more than Women? An Analysis Using British Household Panel Survey. Bangladesh Development Studies 35 (1), 27-42.