Dr Salma Ahmed

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Position

Associate Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2013
Master of Philosophy, Monash University, 2008

Biography

Salma Ahmed, associate research fellow at ADI, is a development economist whose work focuses on gender inequality, child labour, education, health and fertility in developing countries. She completed her PhD at the Department of Economics at Monash University in 2013 and also completed MPhil at the Department of Economics at Monash University in 2008. She has previously worked at ADI as a post-doctoral research fellow in International Development.

She is also a lecturer in the Master of International and Community Development course in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University.

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Research interests

Ethnicity/Race, Gender Inequality, Child Labour, Education, Health, Domestic Violence, and Fertility

Affiliations

Global Labor Organisation Fellow, Germany

American Economic Association (member)

Econometric Society (member)

Economic Society of Australia (member)

Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (member)

Teaching interests

Economics of Labour Markets

Economics of Developing Countries

Units taught

ADS733 The Economic Development Record

Master of International and Community Development, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Knowledge areas

Development Economics

Labour Economics

Conferences

  1. Aii-SASAA First Annual ECR "South Asia as Practice" Conference Workship, Melbourne, November 2018
  2. Australian Health Economics Conference, Hobart, September 2018
  3. Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW), Perth, Februrary 2018
  4. Asian and Australian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Inaugural Conference, Canberra, December 2017
  5. 6th Annual Conference on Economic Research, Economic Research Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2016
  6. Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference, Brown University, USA, November 2015
  7.  44th Australian Conference of Economists, Queensland University of Technology, July 2015
  8. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (invited), Australia, July 2015
  9. E-conference on Abortion Research (invited), LSE, UK, June 2015
  10. Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (invited session), University of Tasmania, Hobart, July 2014
  11. Australasian Development Economics Workshop, University of Western Australia, June 2014
  12. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, May 2014
  13. Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, University of Sydney, July 2013
  14. Australasian Development Economics Workshop, The Australian National University, June 2013
  15. Applied Microeconometrics Brown Bag, Monash University, April 2012
  16. 24th  PhD  Conference  in  Economics  and  Business,  University  of  Queensland, November 2011
  17. 33rd Australian Conference for Health Economists, Melbourne, September 2011
  18. Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, University of Adelaide, July 2011
  19. 40th Australian Conference of Economists, The Australian National University, July 2011
  20. Australasian Development Economics Workshop, University of Western Australia, June 2011
  21. 39th Australian Conference of Economists, Sydney, September 2010

Professional activities

  1. Journal Referee
  2. Course Co-ordination (Economic Development Record, School of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  3. Survey Reviewer (Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network–post survey 2015, OPHI, University of Oxford, UK)
  4. Invited discussant
  5. Member, PhD confirmation panel (Deakin Business School)

Media appearances

  1. S Ahmed “The demographic impact of extended paid maternity-leave in Bangladesh”, International Growth Centre, LSE, London, 19 (May) 2017. https://www.theigc.org/blog/demographic-impact-extended-paid-maternity-leave-bangladesh/
  2. Reprint “The demographic impact of extended paid maternity-leave in Bangladesh”, Ideas for India, 14 (June), 2017. http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article=The-demographic-impact-of-extended-paid-maternity-leave-in-Bangladesh-
  3. S Ahmed, R Ranjan “Quality of governance and welfare outcomes”, Ideas for India, 27 (April), 2016. http://www.ideasforindia.in/article.aspx?article_id=1619

Research groups

  1. Governance, Development and Peace
  2. Culture, environment and science

Awards

  1. Alfred Deakin Institute Publication Excellence Scheme, October 2018
  2. Royal Economic Society (UK) Conference Award Scheme, September 2015
  3. Postgraduate Publications Award, Monash Institute of Graduate Research, Monash University, August–October 30, 2012
  4. MPhil Thesis Award (High Distinction), Monash Institute of Graduate Research, 2008

Projects

Current Projects

  1. Changes in paid maternity leave coverage: Implications for fertility, labour force participation and child mortality (Draft is available)
  2. Expansions in paid maternity leave coverage and women's labour market outcomes (Draft is available)
  3. National minimum wage and the gender wage gap in Bangladesh
  4. Early-life shocks and child development in rural Andhra Pradesh of India
  5. The impact of intimate partner violence on women’s job status in Australia (Project proposal available)
  6. Aid, growth and carbon emissions in Nepal (forthcoming in Energy Journal: ABDC 'A')
  7. Conflict and earnings differences between the religious groups in Bangladesh (Under review)
  8. Higher education enrolment in Bangladesh: Does the wage premium matter? (Under review)
  9. Risk-taking activities and employment contract type

Publications

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2018

Do in utero shocks have adverse effects on child health outcomes and can welfare schemes ameliorate such effects? Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India

S Ahmed, R Ray

(2018), Vol. 50, pp. 770-799, Journal of biosocial science, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal
2016

What firm characteristics determine women's employment in manufacturing? evidence from Bangladesh

S Ahmed, S Feeny, A Posso

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 99-122, Equality, diversity and inclusion : an international journal, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Human capital, discrimination, and the gender wage gap in Bangladesh

S Ahmed, M McGillivray

(2015), Vol. 67, pp. 506-524, World development, London, England, C1

journal

A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh

S Ahmed, P Maitra,

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 1444-1458, Journal of development studies, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh

S Ahmed, R Ray

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 111-150, Demographic research, Rostock, Germany, C1

journal
2013

Determinants of pregnancy, and induced and spontaneous abortion in a jointly determined framework: Evidence from a country wide district level household survey in India

S Ahmed, R Ray

(2013), Vol. 46, pp. 480-517, Journal of biosocial science, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2011

Trade-off between child labour and schooling in Bangladesh: the role of parents' education

S Ahmed, R Ray

(2011), Vol. 21/11, pp. 1-40, Monash University Department of Economics discussion papers, Melbourne, C1-1

journal

A distributional analysis of the gender wage gap in Bangladesh

S Ahmed, P Maitra

(2011), Vol. 20/11, pp. 1-35, Monash University Department of Economics discussion papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2010

Gender wage discrimination in rural and urban labour markets of Bangladesh

S Ahmed, P Maitra

(2010), Vol. 38, pp. 83-112, Oxford development studies, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2005

The investment scenario in Bangladesh - problems and prospects

M Muttakin, S Ahmed

(2005), Vol. 3, pp. 534-540, Pakistan journal of social sciences, Faisalabad, Pakistan, C1-1

journal

Reviving the role of regulators in Bangladesh capital market

S Ahmed

(2005), Vol. 3, pp. 549-553, Pakistan journal of social sciences, Faisalabad, Bangladesh, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report