Department of Development Studies
Dr. Shubhasish Barua is an Associate Professor at the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also served as a Research Economist at the Bangladesh Bank and as a Senior Project Economist at the Institute of Microfinance (now known as Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development, InM). He obtained PhD in Economics degree from the University of Warwick, UK in 2016 and MSC in Economics and Econometrics degree (with Distinction) from the University of Essex, UK in 2008. Earlier he had obtained BSS and MSS degree in Economics from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
His research interests centre on understanding the strategic responses of economic agents (e.g., firms, households or individuals) to changes in economic environments. His PhD thesis, “Essays on Trade, Multi-product Plants, Manufacturing Performance and Labor Market,” explores the impact of intensified import competition from China on the evolution of the manufacturing sector in India. His current research spans broadly in the areas of development economics and international trade from understanding how firms (or factories) in developing countries adjust to rising international competition to how households respond to natural disasters and health shocks in rural areas. He is particularly interested in impact evaluation of development interventions using micro level survey data and randomized experiments.
He was also involved in designing appropriate financial protection schemes, in particular microinsurance for low-income households and developing institutional mechanisms and regulatory framework for efficient distribution of financial services.Show less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Economics||University of Warwick||United Kingdom||2016|
|Masters||Economics and Econometrics||University of Essex||United Kingdom||2008|
|Masters||Economics||University of Chittagong||Bangladesh||2004|
|Bachelor||Economics||University of Chittagong||Bangladesh||2003|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|No experience is found|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|International Trade and Firm Dynamics||
Effects of chinese import competition on plant productivity and product scope: evidence from india. https://www.freit.org/WorkingPapers/Papers/FirmLevelProductivity/FREIT1744.pdf
|Poverty, Vulnerability and Micro Insurance|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|No project/research supervision is found|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Micro Insurance||Developing and Implementing Inclusive Insurance in Bangladesh||JICA||01-10-2017||31-10-2017||Institute of Inclusive Finance and Development|
|No invited talk is found|
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|No Collaboration & Membership is found|
Martin Greeley, Asif M. Shahan and Shubhasish Barua Sustainable Development, Human Dignity and Choice: Lessons from the ENRICH Programme, Bangladesh. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2021 .
Shubhasish Barua and AKM Nuruzzaman "Adolescent Girls’ Club and Women Empowerment." Sustainable Poverty Alleviation through Human and Social Capital Development in Bangladesh. M.A. Baqui Khalily Pathak Shamabesh. Dhaka.: Pathak Shamabesh, 2020 181-211 .
Shubhasish Barua and Farhana Rafiq "Macroeconomic Determinants of Remittances and Implications for Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangladesh." Bangladesh's Macroeconomic Policy. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan,, 2020 371-392 .
Syed M. Ahsan, Minhaj Mahmud, Syed A. Hamid and Shubhasish Barua "Financing Health Care: An Evaluation of the NGO-led Micro Health Insurance." Bangladesh Health Watch 2011: Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage. Dhaka: Bangladesh Health Watch, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh, 2011 77-99 .
Bazlul Haque Khondoker, Syed Naimul Wadood and Shubhasish Barua "Urbanization Management and Emerging Regional Disparity in Bangladesh: Policies and Strategies for Decentralized Economic Growth." Sixth Five Year Plan 2011-2015, Background Papers, Volume 4: Cross Sectoral Issues. Mustafa K. Mujeri and Shamsul Alam, Dhaka: BIDS and GED, Planning Commission, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 2011 55-188 .
Syed M. Ahsan and Shubhasish Barua "Health Risks in Bangladesh: Can Microinsurance Prevent Vulnerability to Poverty?." Macro Dynamics of Micro Finance. in Lazar, D, P. Natarajan & M. Deo, New Delhi: Excel Books, 2010 560-582 .
Syed M. Ahsan and Shubhasish Barua "Health Risks in Bangladesh: Can Microinsurance Prevent Vulnerability to Poverty?." Macro Dynamics of Micro Finance. D, P. Natarajan Lazar and M. Deo, New Delhi: Excel Books, 2010 560-582 .
Md. Azad Uddin, Masaru Ichihashi and Shubhasish Barua : Financial Sector Development and the Preference for Informal Remittance Channels: Evidence from Bangladesh, The Journal of Development Studies Routledge , pp.1-27 , 2022 .
Shubhasish Barua and Archis Banerjee : Impact of Climatic Shocks on Household Well-being: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development , vol.30 , no.1-2 , pp.89-112 , 2020 .
Syed M. Ahsan, Syed Abdul Hamid, M. A. Baqui Khalily, Shubhasish Barua and Suborna Barua : The Microinsurance Market in Bangladesh: An Analytical Overview, Bangladesh Development Studies , vol.36 , no.1 , pp.1-54 , 2013 .
|International||Commonwealth Scholarship for Phd in Economics at University of Warwick, UK||2010||United Kingdom|
|International||British Chevening Scholarship for MSc in Economics at the University of Essex, UK||2007||United Kingdom|