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Khanam Farhana

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Farhana Khanam

PhD Students
Department of Economics


Ph.D. Economics, McMaster University, expected May 2018
M.A. Economics, University of Manitoba, October 2011
M.A. Economics (First Class First Position), Jahangirnagar University, 2001
B.A.(Honors) Economics (First Class First Position), Jahangirnagar University, 1999


Teaching Experience

  • McMaster University, Sessional Instructor, Spring 2017: Microeconomics
  • McMaster University, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2013- Winter 2017: Microeconomics,
    Macroeconomics, and Statistics etc.
  • University of Manitoba, Sessional Instructor, Summer 2010: Environmental Economics
  • University of Manitoba, Teaching Assistant, 2010-2013: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
  • Jahangirnagar University, Assistant Professor, 2007- 2009: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics, and Statistics etc.
  • Jahangirnagar University, Lecturer, 2003- 2007: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,
    Econometrics etc.


Research Experience

  • Research Officer, Health Economics Unit, International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), 2002-2003
  • Junior Consultant, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), 2001-2002


  • McMaster Graduate Research Scholarship, 2017-2018
  • McMaster Graduate Scholarship, 2013-2017
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, 2011-2013
  • Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (MGS), 2009-2011
  • Dr. Ahklaqur Rahman Scholarship, Jahangirnagar University (for achieving highest marks in MA), 2001
  • University Grants Commission Academic Excellence Scholarship in Bangladesh (for achieving highest marks in B.Sc. in the social science faculty), 2000

Publications and Papers

"Social Capital and Development." 2008. The Jahangirnagar Economic Review 19(1). (with Mahbub Hossain and Abdul Bayes)

"Measuring Household Economy and Poverty: An Alternative Approach." 2006. The Jahangirnagar Economic Review 17(1). 

"Trends in Rice Production of Bangladesh: Potentials and Policies." 2006. The Jahangirnagar Economic Review 17(1). (with Mohammad Amzad Hossain)

"Information Technology: Present Status and Potentials." 2002. Published in Contemporary Issues in Development by Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP) & Third World Center for Water Management. 213-264.