Syed Abdul Hamid, PhD
Professor and Director
Phone :+88 01711 441437 (Cell)
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Institute of Health Economics University of Dhaka,
Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh


Syed Abdul Hamid obtained M.Sc. in Health Economics from University York (UK) in 2001 and PhD in Economics from University of Sheffield in 2008. Previously he completed BSS (Hons.) in Economics and MSS in Economics from University of Dhaka (1991-95). At the beginning of the career he worked at Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangstha (currently Bangladesh Development Bank Ltd.), Bangladesh Civil Service (18thBCS) and Bangladesh Bank. He joined as a Lecturer at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE), University of Dhakain July 1999. He was appointed as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor at IHE in 2002, 2010 and 2016 respectively.

Teaching areas:

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Insurance Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

Research Areas:

  • Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • Impact evaluation of the social programs
  • Insurance Economics
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Food safety
  • Social security

MPhill and PhD Supervision: Dr. Hamid is interested in supervising PhD studentsthose with topics that are in line with the research interests described here.

Selected Publications:

  1. Hamid, S. A. Ahsan, S.M., Begum, A & Chowdhury, A.A. 2014. Inequity in Formal Health Care Use: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh. Journal of International Development. DOI: 10.1002/jid.3026.
  2. Hamid, S.A., Ahsan, S.M. & Begum, A. (2014) Disease-specific Impoverishment Impact of Out-of-Pocket Payments for Health Care: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 12 (4): 421-33. DOI: 10.1007/s40258-014-0100-2.
  3. Hamid, S. A., Roberts, J. & Mosley, P. (2011) Evaluating the Health Effects of Micro Health Insurance Placement: Evidence from Bangladesh. World Development, 39(3), 399-411.
  4. Hamid, S. A., Roberts, J. & Mosley, P. (2011) Can Micro Health Insurance Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Bangladesh, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 78(1), 57-82.
  5. Ahsan, S. M., Khalily, M. A. B., Hamid, S. A., Barua, Sh., and Barua, Su. (2013). The Microinsurance Market in Bangladesh: An Analytical Overview, Bangladesh Development Studies, 36(1).

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