Shyamal Chowdhury is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney and a Research Fellow at IZA. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, he worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Bank in Washington DC, USA. His fields of research interests include economic development, and agricultural economics, in particular: migration, microfinance, technology adoption, human capital and field experiments. His recent works have been published in several general economics journals and field journals including Econometrica, Journal of Development Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economic Letters, and Journal of Development Studies. Professor Chowdhury holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Bonn University, Germany.
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