Iftekharul Huq

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics

East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Email: ihuq@ewubd.edu

Welcome to my personal page. I am currently teaching at the Department of Economics at East West University as an Assistant Professor.

I completed my Ph.D. in Economics from Concordia University in May 2017. The title of my thesis was “Three Essays in Empirical Economics”. My main research interests are in applied econometrics in the fields of health, education, migration and labour market.

Currently I am working on estimating health costs of tobacco use among smokers in Bangladesh.  Earlier I was involved in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Evaluation Project in Bangladesh where I worked with nationwide data to analyse the effectiveness of tobacco control measures in Bangladesh. I was also engaged in a research project undertaken by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK which measures the economic benefits of competition in four different sectors in five different developing countries in Asia and Africa.

Although I enjoy research, I have a passion for teaching. After completed my M.Sc. from University of Warwick, I returned to Bangladesh and joined the Department of Economics at East West University as a Lecturer in January 2004. Since then I have been involved in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.
  • B.Sc. in Economics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Assistant Professor (May 2017 – Present & Apr 2010 – Aug 2011)

Department of Economics, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Part-time Faculty (Jan 2016 – Aug 2016)

Department of Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

  • Senior Lecturer (Jan 2006 – Mar 2010)

Department of Economics, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Adjunct Faculty (Jan 2009 – Dec 2010)

School of Business, Presidency University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Lecturer (Jan 2004 – Dec 2005)

Department of Economics, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Journal
  • Huq, I., Nargis, N., Lkhagvasuren, D., Hussain, A.K.M.G. and Fong, G.T. (2018). The Impact of Income and Taxation in a Price-Tiered Cigarette Market – findings from the ITC Bangladesh Surveys. Tobacco Control, Published Online First: 25 April 2018. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054053
  • Nargis, N., Ruthbah, U.H., Hussain, A.K.M.G., Fong, G.T., Huq, I. and Ashiquzzaman, S.M. (2014). The Price Sensitivity of Cigarette Consumption in Bangladesh: Evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh Wave 1 (2009) and Wave 2 (2010) Surveys. Tobacco Control, Volume 23. BMJ Publishing Group. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050835
  • Muzaffar, A.T., Huq, I. and Mallik, B.A. (2009). Entrepreneurs of the Streets: An Analytical Work on the Street Food Vendors of Dhaka City. International Journal of Business and management, Vol. 4, No. 2.
  • Munim, S.S., Mallik, B.A. and Huq, I. (2009). Conceptualizing Social Capital in Lieu of the Market – viewing literature through a new framework. Journal on Business and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2.
  • Huq, I., Rabbani, M. and Mallik, B.A. (2008). Programs for the Hard Core Poor – Preliminary Assessment of the Alternative Approaches. The Jahangirnagar Economic Review, Vol 19.
  • Zohir, S., Rabbani, M., Mallik, B.A., Huq, I. and Afsana, R. (2008). Exclusion and Poverty: An analytical approach for understanding exclusion and assessing programs targeting the very poor in Bangladesh. BRAC and Economic Research Group Publication, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Conference
  • Huq, I (2018). Factors affecting smoking initiation among the youth in Bangladesh: An empirical analysis, presented at Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT) at Bali on September 13-15, 2018.
  • Huq, I., Nargis, N., Lkhagvasuren, D., Hussain, A.K.M.G. and Fong, G.T. (2018). An empirical analysis of the impact of income change and cigarette taxation in a price-tiered cigarette market of Bangladesh, presented at World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) 2018 at Cape Town on March 7-9, 2018.
  • Huq, I., Nargis, N., Hussain, A. K. M. G., Fong, G. T. (2018). Does change in perception of tobacco risk affect smokers’ behaviour? – An empirical analysis, presented at World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) 2018 at Cape Town on March 7-9, 2018.
  • Jamil, Gazi H.M., Lkhagvasuren, Damba and Huq, I. (2016). The Effects of Local Market Conditions on Provincial Labor Mobility in Canada: An Evidence from Survey of Labor and Income Dynamics, presented at Canadian Economic Association Conference at Ottawa on June 3-5, 2016.
  • Huq, I., Mallik, B.A., Driezen, P., Nargis, N., Ruthbah, U.H., Quah, A.C.K., Ashiquzzaman, S.M., Fong, G.T. and Hussain, A.K.M.G. (2012). Comparing Socio- demographic Characteristics and Economic Burden among Cigarette and Bidi Smokers in Bangladesh: Findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh Wave 2 Survey, presented at World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) 2012 at Singapore on March 20-24, 2012.

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