Shyamal Chowdhury is an associate professor at the School of Economics, University of Sydney. Prior to joining Sydney, he worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (from 2003-2006), and the World Bank (2006-2007) in Washington DC, USA. He graduated from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh with a BSc (Hons.) in Economics, an MA in Economics from Kiel University, and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Bonn University. Shyamal specializes in development economics. His current research interests include migration, microfinance, technology adoption and human capital development in developing countries.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2012.