Academics

Mussaddeq Chowdhury

Degrees: Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California, 1993; M.A., Economics, University of Southern California, 1988; M.S.S., Economics, University of Dhaka, 1978; B.S.S., (Honours) Economics, University of Dhaka, 1977.

Portrait

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Economic history
  • The economics of happiness

Professional Background

Mussaddeq Chowdhury is a professor of economics specializing in applied microeconomics, economic history, and quantitative methods. He has previously served as visiting lecturer at California State University, Northridge and Humboldt State University. He has also taught at the University of Southern California, including a required Ph.D. class on economic history. Current research areas include group lending in micro-credit and the economics of happiness.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Principles/Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Math Economics
  • Intro to Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic History

Degrees Held

  • B.S.S., (Honours) Economics, University of Dhaka, 1977
  • M.S.S., Economics, University of Dhaka, 1978
  • M.A., Economics, University of Southern California, 1988
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California, 1993

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Spring 2003
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2002-2003
  • Lecturer, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1991-1994
  • Lecturer, California State University-Northridge, Northridge, California, 1990-1991

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship (with Roberto Pedace) for “The Economics of Ethnic Enclaves: An Analysis of Wage and Employment Outcomes in Southern California,” 2005
  • University of Redlands, Faculty Research Grant, 1997
  • Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship for work on the replicability of the Grameen Bank in Southern California, 1996
  • Hugo R. Santora Endowed Fellowship, University of Southern California, 1990
  • All-University Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California, 1989-1990
  • Haynes Foundation First-Year Fellowship, University of Southern California, 1985-1986
  • Grade I Merit Scholarship, Government of Bangladesh, 1972-1977

Publications and Presentations

(with Jeffrey Nugent) “Gender Preference for Children and Old Age Security: Are They Changing?” Social Change, forthcoming.

(with Roberto Pedace) “Ethnic Enclaves and Labor Markets: An Analysis of Immigrant Outcomes in California,” Economic Inquiry, 25(2), 238-249, 2007.

Co-Presenter (with Roberto Pedace) of “Ethnic Enclaves and Labor Markets: An Analysis of Immigrant Outcomes in California”, Western Regional Science Association, Maui, Hawaii, 2004

“Hayek: Neanderthal Conservative or Radical Anarchist” in Abu Wahid (ed.), Frontiers of Economics: Nobel Laureates of the Twentieth Century, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut and London, 2002

Presenter of “Gender Preference for Children and Old Age Security: Are They Changing?” (coauthored with Jeffrey Nugent), Western Economic Association International Meeting, 2002

Presenter of “Education Based on Prehistory in Conserving Biodiversity,” Bangladesh Environmental Network Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002.

(with Jeffrey Nugent) “Old Age Security: Families Vs Governments or Families and Governments,” Social Change, 26(2), 87-97, 1996.

(with Jeffrey Nugent) “Formal Old Age Security Schemes in Less Developed Countries: Crowding In or Crowding Out,” Western Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings, 1995.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association.
  • Western Economic Association.
  • Bangladesh Environmental Network.

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