Professor, Development Economics, Global Development Institute, the University of Manchester, UK.
Joint Research Director, Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre. Research Fellow of IZA, Bonn.
Professor Kunal Sen is a Professor of Development Economics in the Global Development Institute, the University of Manchester, UK. He is also the Joint Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre. Dr. Sen is Research Fellow of IZA, Bonn.
Prior to joining the University of Manchester, he was a member of faculty in the University of East Anglia in the UK, Massey University in New Zealand, the Australian National University, and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in India.
His principal areas of research are economic growth, macroeconomics, international trade, and the analysis of poverty and social exclusion. While the principal region of Dr. Sen’s research is India, he also works on East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka
Dr. Khan Ahmed Sayeed Murshid is the Director General at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1985 by the Faculty of Politics and Economics, Cambridge University for his thesis on food policy.
He has continued to work on food policy while at the same time branching out into a number of other research areas, including infrastructure and irrigation, informal and rural credit markets, agricultural markets and value chain finance, human resource development and policy research. He has published extensively in top development journals including the Bangladesh Development Studies, the European Journal of Human Development, World Development, Journal of Agrarian Change, Economic and Political Weekly and the Journal of Development Studies. He also has to his credit numerous other publications in the form of research reports, monographs and contributions to various edited volumes. Dr. Murshid combines extensive research experience with familiarity with a wide range of development settings in addition, including Bangladesh, sub-Saharan Africa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.