Ph.D. Washington State University, 2004; Development Economics,
Health and Welfare Economics, Environmental Economics, Applied
Teaching and Research Interests
Tauhid Rahman came to AREC and the University of Arizona in
2004. His research interests lie broadly in the fields of welfare
economics, development economics, health economics, and environmental
economics. In particular, he focuses his work on issues of
sensitivity, aggregation, decomposition, and distribution in
the measurement of human well-being; on the economics of child
labor, affirmative action policy, income mobility, food security,
crime, social capital, and women’s status; on the empirics
of child and elderly health, and health externality of hygiene
behavior; and on water quality regulations and their compliance.
Rahman teaches AREC 512, a graduate-level development economics
course that provides an overview from a policy-oriented perspective.
The goal is to allow students to analyze policy debates surrounding
economic growth and development from a broad and rigorous analytical
base. He has chaired or co-chaired thirteen master’s
theses committees and has served as a member of an additional
thirteen more. He has supported many students with outside
AREC 512, Economic Policy in Developing Countries
AREC 517, Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Economists
Law and Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
Current Working Papers
• “What Determines Women’s Status?: Evidence
from South Asia” (with Chander Kochar).
Trusts in Institutions have Economic Payoffs? Evidence from
India” (with Niratcha Tungtisanont).
Local Inequality, Unemployment, Criminal Catchments Area and
Geographical Units of Analysis” (with Andrea Borlizzi).
Status of Elderly in India: Evidence from a Large Survey Dataset” (with
Dinkar Kuchibhotla et al.).
Neighborhood Attributes Matter? The influence of Ethnicity,
School Quality and Property Crime on Property Values in
Pima County” (with Dennis C. Cory and Robert Ebel).
Effects of Affirmative Action Policy: How Do Employment Reservations
Affect Child Outcomes?” (with Nishith Prakash).
Can Make You Sick: Hygiene Behavior and Health in Rural Uttarakhand,
India” (with Anand Murugesan and Vikram Dayal).
Federalism, Regulatory Capture and the Safe Drinking Water
Act: The Arizona Arsenic Experience” (with Dennis C.
Cory and Miles Kiger).