Dr. Kazi Iqbal is a Senior Research Fellow of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He received his Ph.D. in economics from University of Washington, Seattle, USA in 2006. After completion of his Ph.D. he worked for World Bank Institute in Washington DC for three years as a consultant in Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division. He also taught at University of Washington and Macalester College, Minnesota. His research interest lies in development economics and applied microeconometrics. He has publications in Journal of Public Economic Theory, Review of International Economics, Climate Change Economics, Developing Economies, Journal of Asian Economics, PlosOne, Demographic Research, BMC Public Health, etc. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Bangladesh Development Studies and Lahore Journal of Economics.