Dr Ummul Ruthbah

Deputy Director

Ummul Ruthbah is a Deputy Director at Monash Centre for Financial Studies. Her recent research focuses on pension, retirement and superannuation, the carbon market and modern slavery.

She holds a PhD in Economics from MIT, where she was an IMF Scholar and worked under the supervision of  Nobel Laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. She also has an MA in Economics from McGill University.

Before joining Monash University Ummul was an Associate Professor of Economics at Dhaka University in Bangladesh. She has over ten years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate level microeconomic theory and econometrics courses at MIT and at Dhaka University. She also designed and delivered executive education programs on research methodology for the Central Bank executives in Bangladesh. She was also an editor of the annual report for the Central Bank of Bangladesh (Bangladesh Bank).

Ummul's industry experience includes five years of consulting for the World Bank. As a part of the Social Protection Unit at the Bank, she worked closely with the government and participated in public policy debates. In addition, she has also worked as a researcher at the International Monetary Fund exploring international capital movements and foreign aid.

Before joining MCFS, she was at the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash Business School.

Ummul has wide experience in working as a Primary-Investigator in multiple large-scale studies in areas of education, health, agriculture and labour force. Her works have been published in peer-reviewed international economics and finance journals.


Email: Ummul.Ruthbah@monash.edu
Phone: +61 (3) 9903 8320
Campus: City location