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Research interests

I am a development economist with specific interests in health, education and agriculture. I have extensive experience in managing large household data. I have been involved in several experimental and non-experimental projects exploring early childhood education, behavior and pattern of tobacco use among adult smokers, adoption of new agricultural technology ect. As a consultant to the World Bank I have worked with the government in improving the implementation and targeting mechanisms of several public workfare programs

External positions

Associate Professor, University of Dhaka

10 Dec 2013 → …

Consultant, The World Bank

1 Jan 201230 Jun 2017

Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka

17 Aug 20079 Dec 2013

Research area keywords

  • Development Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • International Economics

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2014 2019

Does lower fertility empower women? Evidence from rural Bangladesh

Ruthbah, U., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Economics and Human Biology. 10 p., 100813.

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Do extra hours of tutoring payoff? Evaluation of a community education programme in Bangladesh

Ruthbah, U., Rabbani, A., Hossain, S. & Sarwar, G., 2016, In : Journal of Development Effectiveness. 8, 2, p. 196-215 20 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence and patterns of tobacco use in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2012: Evidence from International Tobacco Control (ITC) study

Nargis, N., Thompson, M. E., Fong, G. T., Driezen, P., Hussain, A. K. M. G., Ruthbah, U. H., Quah, A. C. K. & Abdullah, A. S., 1 Nov 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 11, 16 p., e0141135.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns and predictors of smokeless tobacco use among adults in Bangladesh: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh survey

Abdullah, A. S., Driezen, P., Ruthbah, U. H., Nargis, N., Quah, A. C. K. & Fong, G. T., 9 Jul 2014, In : PLoS ONE. 9, 7, 9 p., e101934.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

The price sensitivity of cigarette consumption in Bangladesh: Evidence from the international tobacco control (ITC) Bangladesh wave 1 (2009) and wave 2 (2010) surveys

Nargis, N., Ruthbah, U. H., Ghulam Hussain, A. K. M., Fong, G. T., Huq, I. & Ashiquzzaman, S. M., 1 Jan 2014, In : Tobacco control. 23, Supp 1, p. i39-i48 9 p.

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