Niaz Asadullah is a Professor of Economics at Monash University Malaysia. He has previously held visiting/academic positions at Reading, Harvard, Oxford, Kent, Manchester, Malaya, Mindanao, Chulalongkorn, BRAC and Dhaka Universities.

His research interests include development economics, economics of education, labor economics and happiness economics. His research has been supported by grants from AUSAID, Asian Development Bank Institute, International Growth Centre, South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), UNESCO, UNU-WIDER and the World Bank. He received a Leverhulme Trust (UK) fellowship in 2011.

Niaz regularly contributes to the international media including the Project Syndicate, the Conversation, World Economic Forum, the Diplomat, the East Asia Forum, D+C Development & Cooperation, and World Education Forum of the UNESCO. His research has been covered by Al-jazeera, ABC Australia, Astro Awani TV (Malaysia), BBC, Business FM (Malaysia), the Economist, the Star (Malaysia) and the Edge Financial Daily.

Niaz is a co-editor of Singapore Economic Review, the Journal of Human Development & Capabilities, PLOS One, and International Journal of Educational Development. He is also on the editorial board of Feminist Economics, COMPARE, Poverty & Public Policy and Journal of Public Affairs.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15382
Niaz Asadullah, Anindita Bhattacharjee
published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2022, 58 (10), 1934 - 1957
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13996
published in: World Development, 2021, 140, 105353
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13653
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2021, 34: 367-400
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13066
Niaz Asadullah, Liyanage Devangi Perera, Saizi Xiao
published in: Journal of Policy Modelling, 2020, 42 (5), 913-932.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11809
published in: Asian Development Review, 2019, 36(1), 80–111
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11362
Niaz Asadullah, Maliki Maliki
published in: International Journal of Educational Development, 2018, 62, 96–111
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10624
Sor Tho Ng, Nai Peng Tey, Niaz Asadullah
published in: PLOS One, 2017, 12(2): e0171799
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10326
published in: Australian Economic Review, 2016, 49(4), 432-452