Wahiduddin MAHMUD

Professor - University of Dhaka

Wahiduddin Mahmud (Ph.D. in economics, Cambridge University) was until recently Professor of Economics at the University of Dhaka and is currently Chairman, Economic Research Group, Dhaka. He is a founder and former chairman of PKSF, the apex wholesale microcredit lending institution in Bangladesh. He is also a Senior Country Advisor of International Growth Centre at LSE, Chairman of the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes and is on the Governing Board of the Global Development Network. He served as a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy and has held visiting positions at the World Bank, UNDP, IFPRI and IDS at Sussex University. He has published on a wide range of topics in development economics.



  • “Paths to development: is there a Bangladesh surprise?” (co-author), World Development 62 (2014): 138-154.
  • The Theory and Practice of Microcredit, Routledge (Francis and Taylor, UK), forthcoming, October 2016
  • Seasonal Hunger and Public Policies: Evidence from Northwest Bangladesh, Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 2012.
  • Adjustment and Beyond: the Reform Experience in South Asia (editor), Palgrave-Macmillan and St Martin’s Press (UK and New York) in association with the International Economics Association, 2001.
  • Handbook on the South Asian Economies (co-editor), Edward Elgar Publishing (UK and USA), 2008.


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