The University of Arizona. The University of Arizona
Agricultural & Resource Economics
Tauhidur Rahman
Associate Professor; Ph.D. Washington State University, 2004; Development Economics, Health and Welfare Economics, Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics

Tauhid Rahman






office Chávez 430
phone (520) 621-8657

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.

Dr. 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 grants.

Curriculum Vitae

Classes Taught
AREC 512, Economic Policy in Developing Countries
AREC 517, Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Economists
JUS5831, Law and Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

Current Working Papers
• “What Determines Women’s Status?: Evidence from South Asia” (with Chander Kochar).

• “Do Trusts in Institutions have Economic Payoffs? Evidence from India” (with Niratcha Tungtisanont).

• “Crime, Local Inequality, Unemployment, Criminal Catchments Area and Geographical Units of Analysis” (with Andrea Borlizzi).

• “Health Status of Elderly in India: Evidence from a Large Survey Dataset” (with Dinkar Kuchibhotla et al.).

• “Which 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).

• “Indirect Effects of Affirmative Action Policy: How Do Employment Reservations Affect Child Outcomes?” (with Nishith Prakash).

• “Neighbors Can Make You Sick: Hygiene Behavior and Health in Rural Uttarakhand, India” (with Anand Murugesan and Vikram Dayal).

• “Environmental Federalism, Regulatory Capture and the Safe Drinking Water Act: The Arizona Arsenic Experience” (with Dennis C. Cory and Miles Kiger).