SHAFIUN N SHIMUL
PhD Student, Department of Economics
CBA 372, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Objective
Experience
(Research)
To be a renowned academician as well as researcher and to work philanthropically.
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Worked as Researcher at Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln
Working as RA for Professor John E Anderson and worked with Professor Seth
Giertz, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Co-Investigator/Acting Principal Investigator (Sep, 2008-Oct, 2009) - Revealing
the Challenges and Piloting the new strategies for Urban and Peri-Urban TB
Programme of BRAC in Bangladesh (Phase II-April 2008-Sep, 09). Funded by DFID
through University of Leeds.
Consultant (Health Economist)/Co-investigator – BRAC Health Program: A
Business/Economic Analysis: Special Focus on Community Health Workers of
BRAC-Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Uganda (Nov, 2008-May, 2009). Funded byRockefeller Foundation.
Co-investigator (July, 09-Sep, 09) Impact of the Global Recession on the Health of the
Garment Workers of Bangladesh. Funded by WHO, SEARO
Co-investigator. (Jan, 09-Till now). Revitalizing Health for All: Developing a
Comprehensive primary Health Care Model for Bangladesh. Funded by IDRC, Canada
Research Associate (Health Economist) – (Aug,2009- February, 2010, District
Investment Case Analysis (DICA), funded by UNICEF, Bangladesh
Participant in training on Research methodology: Thinking Qualitatively. Sep 26,
2008- Nov 6, 2008. James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.
Attended in workshop about Investment case, held Oct,2009, Nepalgnanj, Nepal.
Co-investigator (April, 2011- Present). A comparison between public and private
hospitals from the provider-side, and some reflections on patients’ expectations
from these facilities in relation to charges and fees. Funded by, WHO, SEARO.
Experience (Work and Teaching )
2011- Till now Department of Economics
University of Nebraska, Lincoln , USA
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor
 Teaching Principles of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, Intermediate Macroeconomics
2009(Nov)-2011 Institute of Health Economics
University of Dhaka
Lecturer (full-time)
 Conducted a course- Introduction to Econometrics in Master of Health Economics
 Conducted a course- Mathematics for Health Economists at Post Graduate Diploma in Health
Economics
 Conducted a course- Principles of Economics in Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics
2008(May)-Oct,2009
James P Grant SPH
BRAC University, Bangladesh
Lecturer (Full-time)
 Conducted (co-taught with Dr. Prea Gulati, Assistant Professor, George Washington University)
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Health Economics and Health Care Financing Module in 2009 and 2010 and also scheduled to
conduct this module from May,22nd 2011.
Supervised and examined Master’s theses
2008(Feb)-Oct,2009
Institute of Health Economics
University of Dhaka
Lecturer (Part-time)
 Conducted a course- Introduction to Economic Evaluation and Financing of Health
Care in Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics.
 Conducted a course- Introduction to Health Economics and Health Service Management in Post
Graduate Diploma in Health Economics.
Education
2011-2016 (expected)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska, USA
PhD in ECONOMICS
Current Standing: Completed three and half years of study
2003-2004
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Exam held in 2007)
Masters in HEALTH ECONOMICS
Result: GPA 3.9 (FIRST)
( Record Highest GPA in the Institute of Health Economics)
Courses Studied: Economic theory-I and II, Applied Econometrics-I and II, Health
Policy and Planning, Public Health and Epidemiology, Economics of Health Care,
Economic Evaluation of Health Care, Health Service Management, Research
Methodology. Dissertation on: Determinants of Health Seeking Behaviour in Selected
Rural and Urban Areas in Bangladesh: An Econometric Estimation.
2002-2003
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Exam held in 2005)
MSS in Economics
Result: First Class (17th )
Course Studied: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics,International
Economics, Advanced Topics in Econometrics.
1999-2003
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Exam held in 2004)
BSS ( Four years honors) in Economics
Result: First Class (8th )
Major Courses Studied: Micro and Macroeconomics ( Both Intermediate and
Advanced),Health Economics, Environmental Economics, Basic Econometrics,
Mathematical Economics, Statistical Methods for Economics, Development Economics,
International Trade, Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Economic System
and Development patters, Applied Econometrics
1996-1997
Dhaka College
Dhaka, Bangladesh
HSC (Exam 1998)
Result: First Division- 86.6% marks obtained- SEVENTH in the Merit List
1994-1995
Bancharampur S.M.P. High School B,Baria, Bangladesh
SSC (Exam 1996)
Result: First Division- 86.5% marks obtained- FIRST in the Merit List
Publications
(Journal/
Working
papers )
Conference papers:
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‘The Preferential Tax Treatment of Agricultural Property across the 50
States: Policy Diffusion and Analysis’ with Prof. John Anderson and Dr.
Seth Giertz (presented in 107th National Tax Association conference held on
Nov 2014, Santa Fe, NM).
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‘Fiscal Decentralization and Corruption: A Spatial Aspect’, (presented in
107th National Tax Association conference held on Nov 2014, Santa Fe,
NM), will be published in NTA site as working paper.
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Estimating the Income Elasticity of the Property Tax Base with Prof. John
Anderson, NTA conference paper, Nov 15-17, 2012, Providence, RI.
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Anderson, J. & Shimul. S.N. Obstacles to Business Operations in Transition
Countries: Comparative Analysis of Obstacles Reported in the 2009 BEEPS
Data, Conference Paper, Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, USA, Sep. , 2013
(available
http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/news/conferences/13caed/I_2_Anderson.pdf)
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Shimul, S.N. Do Higher Income and Health Care Spending Lead to Better s
Health? A Cross Country and Panel Study, Presented at Southern Economic
Association Conference, held in Nov 22nd- 24th, Tampa, Florida, USA.
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Anderson, J. & Shimul, SN. Estimating the Income Elasticity of the Property
Tax Base, National Tax Association (NTA), USA Conference Proceedings,
Conference held in Nov. 2012, published in conference proceedings.
Journals
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Shimul, SN. Remittance and Economic Development: Evidence from Bangladesh
Using Unrestricted Error Correction Model & Engel Granger Co-integration
Approach. Business and Economic Horizon, April, 2013. (available at
http://academicpublishingplatforms.com/downloads/pdfs/beh/volume9/201309121326_02_B
EH_Vol9_Issue1_2013_Shafiun_Shimul_Remittance_economic_development_Evidence_B
angladesh_pp.16-22.pdf)
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Siddique, SH, Shimul, SN and Mahmud, MN. Government Expenditure and
Gross Domestic Product: Use of VAR and Granger Co-integration Approach,
Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Vol. 27,
No.2, December 2010: 49-56.
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Shimul, SN et al. An Examination of FDI and Growth Nexus in Bangladesh:
Engle Granger and Bound Testing Cointegration Approach, BRAC University
Journal, Vol. VI, No. 1, 2009: 69-76. Available at
[http://www.bracuniversity.ac.bd/journal/contents/612009/Shafiu.Nahin.Shi
mul.pdf]
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Shimul, SN and Lahiry, S. Rural Urban Variation in Health Seeking Pattern,
SUB Journal of Public Health, 2009, Vol.2, No. 2: 24-28.
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Shimul, SN. Estimation of Consumption Function and its Relationship with
Permanent Income Hypothesis: A case for Bangladesh, Stamford Journal of
Business Studies, Vol. 3. No 1, 2009.
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Islam, Z and Shimul, SN. The impact of Foreign Aid on Economic Growth
in case of Bangladesh: A Modern Time Series Econometric Approach, The
Eastern University Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010.
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Shimul, SN and Banu, R. Recent Inflation in Bangladesh: An Econometric
Study, Stamford Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1:2009
Working paper
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Laura Reichenbach, Shafiun N Shimul . Sustaining health: the role of
BRAC’s community health volunteers in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and
Uganda. Dhaka: BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, 2011
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Anderson,J, S Gierthz, S Shimul. The Preferential Tax Treatment of
Agricultural Property across the 50 States: Policy Diffusion and Analysis’,
to be submitted to George Mason University, Mercatus center.
Interest
Traveling, teaching, surfing (web).
Computer
Literacy
RATS (Regression Analysis of Time Series), SHAZAM (Econometric Software), STATA,
MATLAB (Basic), R (Basic)
Awards
-Graduate Assistantship, Department of Economics, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, (2011-12 to 2014-15)
-Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Economics, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, 2013-2014.
-Othmer Fellowship, Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2011-12 to
2013-14)
-Ogle Fellowship, Depart of Economics, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln (2012-13, 2014-15)
-Summer Research Fellowship, Yuetter Fellowship, Summer, July/Aug, 2013
-Travel Grant from Department of Economics, and College of
Business
Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nov 2013
-Sumitomo Corporation Fellowship (1999-2003, for good performance in undergraduate
studies).
Language
Fluent in reading and writing both in Bangla and English
Personal
Profile
Nationality: Bangladeshi
-Religion: Islam
-Marital Status: Married
Reference
1. John E Anderson
Baird Family Professor of Economics,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Phone: +1-402-472-1190
Email: [email protected]
1. Prof. Matthew J. Cushing
Director, Graduate Studies
Department of Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Phone: +1 402-472-2323
Email: [email protected]
2. Prof. Dr. Sushil Ranjan Howlader
Professor, Institute of Health Economics,
University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +88 029661900-73, Ext. 8640
Email: [email protected]
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