New publications

Ahmed, Firoz, Hodler, Roland and Islam, Asad, Partisan effects of information campaigns in competitive authoritarian elections: Evidence from Bangladesh, The Economic Journal 134, no. 660 (May, 2024): 1303-1330.

Datt, Gaurav and Nag, Biswajit, Re-edition (73rd edition) of the Economics textbook Datt & Sundharam’s Indian Economy, written by A/Prof Gaurav Datt and Biswajit Nag, and published by S Chand, New Delhi. The textbook presents an up-to-date review of trends and issues framing the development of the modern Indian economy. It represents a fresh attempt to study the evolving journey of the increasingly complex Indian economy from a contemporary vantage point while retaining a longer-term historical perspective.

Islam, Asad, Kusnadi, Gita, Rezki, Jahen, Sim, Armand, van Empel, Giovanni, Vlassopoulos, Michael and Zenou, Yves, Addressing vaccine hesitancy using local ambassadors: A randomized controlled trial in Indonesia, European Economic Review 163 (2024): 104683.

Various authors, “COVID-19 Series”, a report delving into the intersection of innovation and impact amidst the challenges posed by COVID-19.

Vlassopoulos, Michael, Siddique, Abu, Rahman, Tabassum, Pakrashi, Debayan, Islam, Asad and Ahmed, Firoz,, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Improving Health and Safety in the Informal Sector: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Bangladesh


  • Asad Islam
  • Wang-Sheng Lee
  • Margaret Triyana
  • Xing Xia

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