Mehtabul Azam is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Prior to OSU, he worked with the Human Development Department of the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia unit. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Southern Methodist University, and M.A. in Economics from Delhi School of Economic. His research interests are in the field of development, labor, education, and public policy. He has worked on many issues related to poverty, inequality, intergenerational mobility, labor markets, returns to language skills, intra-household allocation, education, social protection policies, and program evaluation.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2009 and became a Research Fellow in December 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11174
substantially revised version published as 'Accounting for growing urban-rural welfare gaps in India' in: World Development 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10018
published in: World Development, 2018, 102, 1-17
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9892
published in Social Indicators Research
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9518
Revised version forthcoming in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8770
forthcoming in: Review of Development Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8622
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2015, 117, 74–83
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7608
published as 'Intergenerational Occupational Mobility among Men in India' in: Journal of Development Studies , 2015, 51(10), 1389-1408
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6772
Mehtabul Azam, Céline Ferré, Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad
revised version published as 'Can public works programs mitigate the impact of crises in Europe? The case of Latvia' in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2013, 2:10
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6549
substantially revised version published in: Demography, 2015, 52(6), 1929-1959
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5706
published in: World Development, 2013, 42, 143-164
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5132
substantially revised version forthcoming in: Labour, 2015, 29 (4), 394–414
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4802
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 61 (2), 335-367
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3973
revised version published in: Journal of International Development, 2012, 24 (4), 415–432
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3968
revised version published in: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. Volume 10, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, October 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3963
revised version published in: World Development, 2012, 40 (6), 1135-1150