Dr. Md. Monirul Islam

April 4th, 2023

Area of research: 

Agricultural Economics

Research project details: 

My project is looking at developing new impactful data-driven predictive capability, capitalising on our collective research in crop-weed systems, socioeconomics, and digital agriculture, along with new large national databases and analytics.

Business Unit and Location:

Agriculture and Food, Adelaide, South Australia

Expectations from a mentoring partnership:

  • As a career-related and network-building mentor, I am looking for opportunities to grow my professional network.
  • There is no time or support limit. It can be varied as per requirements and workload.
  • In person or over the internet, I would be happy to meet
  • It would be great to have a mentor who is knowledgeable about and has experience in agricultural and resource economics. Ideally, someone who has experience modelling spatial data.

General interests and a bit more about me:

My research interests cover different fields of agricultural and applied microeconomics, in particular, connecting behavioural and experimental economics to development and agricultural economics. I also have extensive experience in the empirical analysis of longitudinal micro-level data as well as economic experimental data. Additionally, I have solid expertise in GIS and remote sensing applications in agriculture. I am well known for the application and use of different socioeconomic software, including SPSS, STATA, EViews, R Studio, MATLAB, and ArcGIS.

In my professional career, I have been working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh. I have taught principles of economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, production economics, farm management, and agricultural and resource economics courses during my teaching career. I also have substantial field survey experience as a research associate, research assistant, and data enumerator on different national and international projects. I also worked as a Research Assistant on a project entitled “Are retail investors willing to buy green bonds? A case for Japan at Saitama University, Japan from May to September 2022. In this project, I worked on choice experiment modeling for Japanese green bond issuers.

I completed my PhD in 2022 and was awarded the “Academic Excellence Dean’s Award” from the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Besides, I have been selected as an “Emerging Scholar Awardee” at the Thirteenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada. Throughout my studies and as a visiting foreign research fellow, I have published a significant number of research articles in reputed peer-reviewed international journals.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bMV-WpUAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=2

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Md-Monirul-Islam-21