Curriculum Vitae

                                           
                                                 T M Tonmoy Islam

 

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Department of Economics                                                                                                                            Tel: (336) 278 5297

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Elon University

2075 Campus Box

Elon, NC 27244


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2012

            Dissertation: Essays on the Persistence of Poverty

           Advisor: Dr. James P. Ziliak

M.A., Economics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2008

B.A., Economics and Business Administration, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, 2006


EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Elon University, Elon, NC (Fall, 2014 – present)

Assistant Professor of Economics (tenure track), Urban and Regional Studies Program, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI (Fall, 2012 – Spring, 2014)

Short-term Consultant, South Asia Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC (Summer, 2012; 2016 - 2017)

Visiting Research Scholar, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (Summer, 2012)

Research Assistant, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) (May, 2009 – April, 2012)

Research Assistant, National Bureau of Economic Research and Vanderbilt University (Summer, 2007 – Summer, 2008)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

          Primary: Labor Economics, Economics of Poverty, Empirical Econometrics

          Secondary: Public Economics, Regional Economics

 

PUBLISHED PAPERS

“Investigating the Impact of Historical Factors on the Present Level of Income Inequality in the United States” (forthcoming, Journal of Income Distribution)

“Multidimensional Human Opportunity Index” (with Shabana Mitra) Social Indicators Research.Vol 130, Issue 2, January 2017: 523-535

“Estimating the Elasticity of Growth in the US Using the Generalized Means of Income”  Social Indicators Research. Vol 129, No. 1, October, 2016: 95-112

“On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country” (with Jenny Minier and James Ziliak) Southern Economic Journal. Vol. 81, Issue 3. January, 2015: 653-678

“An Exercise to Evaluate an Anti-Poverty Program with Multiple Outcomes Using Program Evaluation” Economics Letters Vol. 122, No. 2. February, 2014: 365-369 

“Childhood Neighborhood Conditions and the Persistence of Adult Income” Regional Science and Urban Economics Vol. 43, No. 4. July, 2013: 684-693

 

WORKING PAPERS

"Exploring the Factors Affecting Differences in Height Between Infant Boys and Girls in Bangladesh"

“On the Measurement of Chronic Poverty”

“The Effect of Economic Growth of a City on its Neighboring Areas – Evidence from the US

“The Impact of Foreign Aid on Growth” (with Brandon Sheridan)

“The Long-run Effect of Entering the Job Market during a Recession – Evidence from Cohort Analysis”


POLICY PAPERS 

Inchauste, Gabriela, TM Tonmoy Islam, Sergio Olivieri "Chapter 4: Labor Income: Linking the Labor Market and Poverty Reduction" Bangladesh Poverty Assessment: A Decade of Progress in Reducing Poverty2000-2010.  Eds.Gimenez, L., Faiz Ahmed, Iffath Sharif, I. and Dean Jolliffee, Bangladesh Development Series. No. 31. Washington, DC: The World Bank. 2013. 57-73 

Ziliak, James P. Alternative Poverty Measures and the Geographic Distribution of Poverty in the United States. Report Prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2010 (Research Assistance: Bradley Hardy, Charles Hokayem, and T M Tonmoy Islam). 


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Presenter, The 92nd Annual Meeting of The Western Economic Association International, San Diego, CA (June, 2017)

Presenter, The 43rd Annual Meeting of The Eastern Economic Association, New York, NY (February, 2017)

Invited Speaker University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin (November, 2016).

Participant, Workshop on “The Roles and Opportunities for Private Sector in Agro-processing Industry of Bangladesh”, Dhaka, Bangladesh (June, 2016)

          -     Hosted by Innovision, Katalyst, and Swisscontact; funded by UKaid and Swiss Agency for Development and                                Cooperation 

Presenter, The 85th  Annual Meeting of The Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA (November, 2015)

Presenter, The 83rd  Annual Meeting of The Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL (November, 2013)

Invited Speaker, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin (February, 2013)

Invited Discussant, Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific: Workshop on Poverty Dynamics and Inclusive Growth Measurement, George Washington University, Washington, DC (December, 2012)

        -    Hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP, 

              George Washington University) and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI, University of Oxford).

Presenter, The 82nd  Annual Meeting of The Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA (November, 2012)

Presenter, The 2012 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference, Baltimore, MD (November, 2012)

-          presented a poster in a poster session and it was judged to be the best poster

Presenter, International Conference on "The Economics of Ultra-poverty: Causes and Remedies," George Washington University, Washington, DC (March, 2012)

Presenter, The 81st  Annual Meeting of The Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC (November, 2011)

Presenter, International Poverty Solutions Collaborative Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (October, 2011)

Presenter, Kentucky Economic Association, Frankfort, KY (October, 2011)

Presenter, The 80th Annual Meeting of The Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA (November, 2010)

Presenter, Kentucky Economic Association, Lexington, KY (October, 2005)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Referee, Economic Inquiry; Journal of Economic Studies; Journal of Population Economics; Population Research and Policy Review; Social Indicators Research; Southern Economic Journal

Member, American Economic Association; Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh; Southern Economic Association


SERVICE

Member, Undergraduate Research Program Advisory Committee (URPAC), Elon University

Member, Advisory Board of Peace Corp Prep Steering Committee, Elon University

Volunteer, The Village Project, Burlington, North Carolina (run by Elon University)

Faculty Advisor, Elon Microfinance Initiative (EMI), Elon University

Faculty Advisor, Circle K – Elon University Chapter

Member, Advisory Board of the International Studies Major, Elon University

Member, Distinguished University Professor Selection Committee, Elon University (Spring, 2017)

Member, Economics Faculty Search Committee, Elon University (Fall, 2016)

Member, “FR&D Reassigned Time Sub-Committee” Elon University (Fall, 2016) 

Guest Speaker, “Poverty and Inequality in the United States” United Church of Chapel Hill (October 9, 2016)

Presenter, “Tobacco Farmers of Appalachia/North Carolina” Elon University (September 5, 2016)

Guest Speaker, Symposium for Students of Physician Assistant Studies, Elon University (October 22, 2015)

Panelist, “Forced Migration, Violence, and Poverty in a Global Society: A Panel Discussion” Elon University (March 4, 2015)

Moderator on economic inequality, filming of “Southern District (Zona Sur)” Elon University (November 21, 2014)

Panelist, “Living on a Dollar a Day” University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (February 18, 2014)

Interview on President Obama’s Proposal for Minimum Wage Increase, CBS affiliate in Green Bay, WI (January 29, 2014)

Senator, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Faculty Senate (Winter, 2013)

 

COURSES TAUGHT

At Elon University

            ECO 111: Principles of Economics (in-class and online)

            ECO 347: Introduction to Econometrics 

            ECO 440: Urban Economics and Planning

            ECO 499: Advanced Research in Economics 

At the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

             ECO 202: Macroeconomic Analysis 

              ECO 310: Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Econometrics                      

              ECO 342/URS 342: Community Economic Development 

              UR RE ST 205: Urban Social Problems 

              UR RE ST 100: Introduction to Urban Studies 

At the University of Kentucky

              ECO 391: Economics and Business Statistics 

              ECO 202: Principles of Microeconomics 

 

FELLOWSHIP AND HONORS

Faculty Research and Development Summer Fellowship, Elon University (Summer, 2017) - $8,700 grant

Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy Grant, Center for Writing Excellence, Elon University (Spring, 2017) - $1,000 grant

Faculty Research and Development Summer Fellowship, Elon University (Summer, 2016) - $8,000 grant

Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy Grant, Center for Writing Excellence (with Jennifer Platania, Katy Rouse and Douglas 

             Redington), Elon University (Spring, 2016) - $4,000 grant

New Faculty Summer Research Fund, Elon University (Summer, 2015) - $4,500 grant

Love School of Business Summer Research Award, Elon University (Summer, 2015) - $3,000 grant

Teaching Sabbatical, Elon University (Fall, 2015)

2013 Online Teaching Fellowship, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (March, 2013)

The 2011 Graduate Student Award, Southern Economic Association (November, 2011)

Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Kentucky (Summer, 2011 - Summer, 2012)

Director’s Research Assistantship Award, University of Kentucky (Fall, 2009 – Summer, 2011)

Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship, University of Kentucky (Winter, 2009)

Kentucky Graduate Scholarship, University Of Kentucky (Fall, 2008)

Tuition Scholarship, Vanderbilt University (Fall, 2007 – Winter, 2008)

University Fellowship Vanderbilt University (Fall, 2006 – Winter, 2007)

David and Betty Jones Faculty Development Fund, Transylvania University (Summer, 2005)

Morrison Scholarship, Transylvania University (Winter, 2003 – May, 2006)


LANGUAGES KNOWN

Bengali (excellent), English (excellent), Hindi (very good), Urdu (very good)