Ahmed S. Rahman is an Associate Professor of Economics at Lehigh University. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of California Davis in 2006. He also holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Connecticut, an MA in International Finance from Brandeis University and an MA in Economics from UC Davis. Before joining Lehigh in 2018 Ahmed was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at the United States Naval Academy.
Ahmed’s research areas include economic growth, economic history, immigration, and the economics of education. Some of his current work focuses on the effects of peers and teachers on college student performance, the impacts of different experiences in military service on private-sector employment, and the wage and employment effects of immigration on native workers. His work has been published in such outlets as the Journal of International Economics, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Growth and the Journal of Economic History.
Ahmed joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2020.