Profile of Rubaiya Murshed

Profile of Rubaiya Murshed

Rubaiya Murshed
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
M.Phil. Educational Research (Applied Economics) University of Cambridge United Kingdom 2017
Masters Economics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2016
Bachelor Economics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2014
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Commonwealth Shared Cambridge Trust Scholarship 2016 United Kingdom

I pursued and completed my MPhil at the University of Cambridge with this scholarship award.

Research Interest
Subject Description
Microeconomics I am specifically interested in game theory and its applications.
Labor Economics

I am interested in the linkages between education and work in the context of Bangladesh. This will partly be the focus of my PhD.

Development Economics I am particularly interested in Human Capital Development.
Behavioral Economics I am enthralled by this subject, especially since I am very interested in Psychology and its marriage with Economics.
Research Methodology I am interested in learning about and using different types of methodologies in my work.
Education and Educational Research

I am interested in the aspects and dynamics of education systems, and would love to be involved in research concerning the education system of Bangladesh. I am specifically interested in employability skills and the linkage between different education streams and the labour market. I plan to pursue my PhD on this topic. I am keen to conduct research- quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods- in the field of education in Bangladesh.

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Education The consistent increase in students’ readmission rates: A case study of the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. Social Science Research Grant, University of Dhaka. 05-07-2020 05-07-2020 Co-Researcher: Dr. Firdousi Naher, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka
Educational Research Lion Quest Skill for Growing Project. 01-09-2019 31-12-2019 Project Director:Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury; Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney; Co-Supervisor: Dr. Atonu Rabbani, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka
Macroeconomics How Effective is the Floating Exchange Rate Regime in Forming Trade Balance? Analysis Using Bangladesh Data Bureau of Economic Research, University of Dhaka 01-09-2019 01-09-2020 Project Director:Dr. Rabeya Khatoon
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk

Invited participant at the Roundtable Discussion on BRAC's boat school project (2012-2018)-"Floating the light of education in the haor"- on January 9, 2020.


Panelist at the launching of the report ‘Labour force participation and Education towards Gender Equality in Bangladesh’ by Dr. Rushidan Islam Rahman and Dr. Rizwanul Islam.

Date: September 6, 2019

Venue: BRAC Center Inn

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
No Collaboration & Membership is found
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Co-Founder Blue Roses Foundation Dhaka 29-06-2019 Currently Working Blue Roses Foundation focuses on the education of underprivileged children around Bangladesh.
Volunteer and English tutor to Syrian refugee children Cambridge Refugee  Resettlement Campaign (CRRC) and RefugeEd, TIDE (Together in Development and Education, India) UK 29-06-2019 29-06-2019
Senior Judge of  Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition Commonwealth UK 29-06-2019
Lecturer Department of Economics, University of Dhaka 28-11-2018 Currently Working

As a lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, I have been teaching the courses ‘Research Methodology’ and ‘Behavioral Economics’ to the 4th year undergraduate students at the department with my co-teacher Dr. Atonu Rabbani, and the course ‘Intermediate Microeconomics’ to the 2nd year undergraduate students with my co-teacher Dr. Nazma Begum. In the case of both ‘Research Methodology’ and ‘Behavioural Economics’, we have designed/re-designed and implemented new and modern curriculums.

Senior Section Economics teacher Sunnydale School Dhanmondi, Dhaka 07-05-2018 25-11-2018
Journal Article
Murshed, R. and Uddin, M.R. : Parental Education and Schooling Choice: An Empirical Study from Bangladesh, Bangladesh Development Studies (BDS), Forthcoming .
Murshed, R. and Uddin, M.R. : Testing the intergenerational persistence in stream of schooling: Evidence from Bangladesh, Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reforms [Taylor & Francis], pp.1-36, 2020 .
Murshed, R. and Uddin, M.R. : Organic Farming in Bangladesh: To Pursue or not to Pursue? An Exploratory Study Based on Consumer Perception, Organic Farming [LibrelloPublishers], vol.6, no.1 2020 .