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MEHTABUL AZAM

MEHTABUL AZAM

Department of Economics
Associate Professor

376 BUSINESS BUILDING
STILLWATER, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-8629

mazam@okstate.edu

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Biography

Mehtabul Azam's primary research interests are in the area of development and labor. Specific topics that he has examined include teacher quality, returns to language skills, wage inequality, intra-household allocation, and intergenerational mobility. He also has worked on numerous policy issues for The World Bank, International Labor Organization (ILO), and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His research has been published or accepted for publication in scholarly journals including Journal of Development Economics, Demography, Economic Development and Cultural Change, World Development, and Journal of Development Studies.

Education

  • Ph D, Southern Methodist University, Economics, 2009
  • MA, Southern Methodist University, Economics, 2007
  • MA, Delhi School of Economics, Economics, 2001
  • BA, University of Delhi, India, Economics, 1999

Publications

  • Mehtabul Azam. "Accounting for growing urban-rural welfare gaps in India". Elsevier : World Development (Forthcoming).
  • Francis N. Makamu, Mehtabul Azam, and Harounan Kazianga. (2018). "Returns to Controlling a Neglected Tropical Disease: Schistosomiasis Control Programme and Education Outcomes in Nigeria". Journal of African Economies.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2017). "Does Social health insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data Evidence from India". World Development. (102), C, 1-17.
  • Mehtabul Azam and Saing Chan. (2017). "Is there really a trade-off? Family Size and Investment in Child Quality in India". The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.
  • Mehtabul Azam and Vipul Bhatt. (2017). "Spatial Income Inequality in India, 1993‐2011: A Decomposition Analysis". Social Indicators Research.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2017). "Explaining Caste Differences in Private School Attendance". Review of Development Economics. (21), 4, 1191-1204.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2016). "Intergenerational Educational Persistence among Daughters: Evidence from India". The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.
  • Chanha Saing and Mehtabul Azam. (2016). "Assessing the Impact of District Primary Education Program in India". Review of Development Economics.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2016). "Income Inequality in India 2004-2012: Role of Alternative Income sources". Economics Bulletin. (36), 2, 1160-1169.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2015). "Impact of Private Secondary Schooling on Cognitive Skills: Evidence from India". Education Economics.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2015). "Intergenerational Occupational Mobility among men in India". Journal of Development Studies. (51), 10, 1389-1408.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2015). "Private Tutoring: Evidence from India". Review of Development Economics.
  • Mehtabul Azam and Geeta Kingdon. (2015). "Assessing Teacher Quality in India". Journal of Development Economics. (117), 74-83.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2015). "A Distributional Analysis of Public Private Wage Differential in India". LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. (29), 4, 394-414.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2015). "Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India". Demography. (52), 6, 1929-1959.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2015). "Assessing Teacher Quality in India". Ideas for India.
  • Mehtabul Azam and G. Kingdon. (2013). "Are girls the fairer sex in India? Revisiting intra-household allocation of education expenditure". World Development. (42), C, 143-164.
  • Mehtabul Azam, M. Ajwad, and C. Ferre. (2013). "Can public works programs mitigate the impact of crises in Europe? The case of Latvia, IZA". Journal of European Labor Studies. (2), 10,
  • Mehtabul Azam, Nishith Prakash, and Aimee Chin. (2013). "The Returns to English-Language Skills in India". Economic Development and Cultural Change. (61), 2,
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2013). "Does it pay to speak English in India?". Ideas for India.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2012). "A Distributional Analysis of Social Group Inequality in Rural India". Journal of International Development. (24), 4, 415-432.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2012). "Changes in Wage Structure in urban India 1983-2004: A quantile Regression Decomposition". World Development. (40), 6, 1135-1150.
  • Mehtabul Azam and Abusaleh Shariff. (2011). "Income Inequality in Rural India: Decomposing the Gini by Income Sources". Economics Bulletin. (31), 1, 739-748.
  • Mehtabul Azam. (2010). "India's Rising Skill Premium: Role of Demand and Supply". The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. (10), 1,
  • Mehtabul Azam and Andreas Blom. (2009). "Progress of Participation in Tertiary Education in India from 1993 to 2004,". Journal of Educational Planning and Administration. (XXIII), 2, 125-167.
  • Mehtabul Azam, Kin Bing wu, Pete Goldschmidt, and Christy K. Boscardin. (2007). "Girls in India: Poverty, Location, and Social Disparities in M. Lewis and M. Lockheed (eds.), \Exclusion, Gender and Education: Case Studies from the Developing World"". Washington, DC: Center for Global Development.

Presentations

  • Are Urban-Rural Welfare Differences Growing in India?
    Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Association
    Washington DC - November 18 2018
  • Are Urban-Rural Welfare Differences Growing in India?
    Sustainability and Development Conference
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor - November 9 2018
  • Are Urban-Rural Welfare Differences Growing in India?
    Missouri Valley Economic Association 55th Annual Meeting
    Missouri Valley Economic Association
    Memphis - November 01 2018
  • Are Urban-Rural Welfare Differences Growing in India?
    Midwest Economic Association 82nd annual meeting
    Midwest Economic Asscociation
    Chicago - March 23 2018
  • Household Income Mobility in India 1993-2011
    Annual Meeting of American Economic Association
    American Economic Association,
    Philadelphia - January 2018
  • Is there really a trade-off? Family Size and Investment in Child Quality in India
    Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Association
    Tampa - November 19 2017
  • Household Income Mobility in India 1993-2011
    Missouri Valley Economic Association 54th Annual Meeting
    Missouri Valley Economic Association
    Kansas City - October 2017
  • Does social health insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data from India
    Health and Sociaety in South Asia
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia - April 10 2017
  • Does social health insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data from India
    Seminar Series at Sam Houston State University
    Sam Houston State University
    Huntsville, TX - March 20 2017
  • Intergenerational Educational Persistence among Daughters: Evidence from India
    2017 ASSA Annual Meeting
    AEA
    Chicago - January 2017
  • Does Social Health Insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data Evidence from India
    11th Annual Winter School, Delhi School of Economics,
    Delhi School of Economics,
    Delhi - December 2016
  • Does Social Health Insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data Evidence from India
    12th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development
    Delhi - December 2016
  • Does Social Health Insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data Evidence from India
    Fifth Conference of Indian Health Economics and Policy Association
    Indian Health Economics and Policy Association
    Kolkata, India - December 2016
  • Does Social Health Insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data Evidence from India
    Workshop in Economics Research, Indian Institute of Management
    Indian Institute of Management
    Banglore, India - December 2016
  • Does Social Health Insurance reduce financial burden? Panel Data Evidence from India
    Southern Economic Association 86th Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Association
    Washington DC - November 2016
  • Intergenerational Educational Persistence among Daughters: Evidence from India
    Human Capital and Growth Conference at United Nation University-WIDER
    United Nation University-WIDER
    Helsinki, Finland - June 2016
  • Intergenerational Educational Persistence among Daughters: Evidence from India
    Southern Economic Association 85th Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Association
    New Orleans - November 2015
  • Intergenerational Educational Persistence among Daughters: Evidence from India
    Missouri Valley Economic Association 52nd Annual Meeting
    Missouri Valley Economic Association
    Kansas City - October 2015
  • Intergenerational Occupational Mobility among men in India
    10th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development
    Delhi - December 2014
  • Intergenerational Occupational Mobility among men in India
    Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference (NEUDC)
    Boston University
    Boston - November 2014
  • Intergenerational Occupational Mobility among men in India
    Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting
    Southern Economic Association
    Atlanta - November 2014
  • Assesing Teacher Quality in India
    5th International Growth Center-Indian Institute of Statistics (IGC-ISI) India Development Policy Conference,
    Delhi - July 2014
  • Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India
    Human Development in India: Evidence from IHDS, Delhi,
    Delhi - July 2014
  • Assesing Teacher Quality in India
    Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) Conference
    Washington DC - May 2014
  • Assessing Teacher Quality in India
    9th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development
    Delhi, India - December 2013
  • European Job Monitor
    European Job Monitor (EJM) on Global Changes in Structure of Employment-II, European Union
    Brussels, Belgium - December 2013
  • Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in India
    Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference (NEUDC)
    Harvard University, Boston - November 2013
  • Assessing Teacher Quality in India
    Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting
    Tampa, FL - November 2013
  • The Impact of Indian Job Guarantee Scheme on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    12th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists
    Buch/Ammersee, Germany - June 2013
  • Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India
    Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference
    New York - May 2013
  • Jobs in India
    European Job Monitor (EJM) on Global Changes in Structure of Employment, European Union
    Dublin, Ireland - May 2013
  • 1. The Impact of Indian Job Guarantee Scheme on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment; 2. Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India
    10th Midwest International Economic Development Conference
    University of Wisconsin- Madison - April 2013
  • The Impact of Indian Job Guarantee Scheme on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting
    Columbus, Ohio - March 2013
  • Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Education Mobility in India
    Pacific Conference for Development Economics (PacDev)
    San Francisco, CA - March 2013
  • A Methodology Note on the Employment and Welfare Impacts of the 2007-08 Financial Crisis
    Economist Forum 2010
    World Bank
    2010

Awards and Honors

  • Research Fellow, Global Labor Organisation (GLO) (2017)
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2012)

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

  • Defining Teacher Quality in India
    International Growth Center, London School of Economics
    2013 - 2014

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, July 2018
  • Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, August 2014 - June 2018
  • Oklahoma State University, Visiting Assistant Professor, July 2012 - July 2014
  • The World Bank, Washington DC, Consultant, May 2009 - July 2012
  • Southern Methodist University, Teaching Assistant, August 2005 - May 2009
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Collaborator, November 15 2004 - July 30 2005
  • University of Delhi, Lecturer in Economics, October 2001 - November 2004

Courses Taught

  • ECON 3313 (18 Semesters)
  • ECON 4213 (4 Semesters)
  • ECON 6000 (5 Semesters)
  • BHON 4990 (1 Semester)
  • ECON 5003 (1 Semester)
  • ECON 6643 (2 Semesters)
  • ECON 4643 (1 Semester)
  • ECON 5643 (1 Semester)
  • ECON 2203 (3 Semesters)