Dr. Asad Islam
Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)
Professor, Department of Economics.
Building H, Room 4.37, Sir John Monash Drive
Monash University, Vic 3145, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9903 2783
Fax: +61 3 9903 1128
He is the founder of the Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (GDRI). He is currently the Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and a Professor at the Department of Economics at Monash University. He is also an affiliated Professor at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), adjunct fellow at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) in Bangladesh. Before joining Monash in 2009, he was a Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), the leading think-tanks in Bangladesh. He also taught Economics at the University of Dhaka.