Dr.  Amin Masud Ali
Dr. Amin Masud Ali Professor, Department of Economics



Dr. Amin Masud Ali is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Jahangirnagar University (JU). He completed his BSc and MSc degree in Economics from Jahangirnagar University. Later, he obtained an MA degree in Economics from Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) of Georgia State University, USA, under the Fulbright Scholarship Programme. Dr Amin has completed his PhD in Development Policy and Management from the Global Development Institute (GDI) of The University of Manchester, UK under the SEED Scholarship. His PhD thesis investigates the impact of local government decentralisation and political clientelism on poverty reduction and public expenditure allocation at the subnational level of Bangladesh. His teaching experience includes Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics, Trade Theory, Development Economics, and Bangladesh Economy.  


Poverty and Inequality, Political Economy, Decentralisation and State Capacity, Regional Studies, Development Indicators


Amin Masud Ali, Antonio Savoia, Decentralisation or patronage: What determines government's allocation of development spending in a unitary country? Evidence from Bangladesh, European Journal of Political Economy, 78, 2023.
Amin Masud Ali, Saima A, Jui, Does conditional cash transfer have any impact on private investment in human capital? A study on Bangladesh’s female stipend programme, Jahangirnagar Review, Part II, 47, 2022.
Amin Masud Ali, Is local government fragmentation politically motivated? An empirical study on Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar Review, Part-II, Vol XLIV,
Amin Masud Ali, The nature of local government decentralisation initiatives in Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar Economic Review, 2022 (upcoming).
Jui, S.A., Ali, A.M, Does access to safe water and improved sanitation facility ensures better environmental health outcome? A cross-sectional study on rural Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar Review, Part II, Social Science, Vol (XLIV), 2019.
Siddiquee, M.S.H., Ali, A.M, Healthcare-Seeking Behavior and Out-of-Pocket Payments in Rural Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Analysis, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 7, 3, pp.44-55, 2018. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20180703.12


Dr. Amin Masud Ali and Dr.Antonio Savoia, Dhaka Winter Conference-2023, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), 2023.

Does Local Government Fragmentation Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Bangladesh

Bangladesh at 50: Changes, Challenges and Aspiration, Jahangirnagar University, 2021.

The nature and determinants of local government decentralisation in Bangladesh

Ali, A. M., The impact of horizontal fragmentation and political patronage on government’s geographical allocation of development spending in Bangladesh, ESID conference, University of Manchester, UK, 2019.
Wahed, M, Rizvee, R.A., Haque, R.R. Ali, A.M., Zaber, M., Ali, A.A, What can nighttime light tell us about Bangladesh?, IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), 2020.


SEED Scholarship (2016-19). The University of Manchester, UK

Fulbright Scholarship (2009-11), USA

Prime Minister Gold Madel, 2005

Akhlaqur Rahman Scholarship, 2005

Research Project

Data and Design Lab, CCDS, IUB, 2022.

What can Night Time Light (NTL) tell about us? Capturing the spatio-temporal inequality in NTL at the subnational of Bangladesh

Data and Design Lab, CCDS, IUB, 2021,

Quality of Life: Constructing Development Indicators at the subnational level of Bangladesh

Das, S.R and Ali, A.M., Social Science Faculty Research Project, JU, 2009.

Impact of Export Concentration on Export Instability: A Case Study of Bangladesh’s Export Performance

Is there any “Pork-Barrel” politics in determining the Social Safety Net Programme (SSNP) coverage? An empirical study at the sub-national level of Bangladesh, University Research Project: 2020-21, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, 2021.


Amin Masud Ali and Moinul Zaber, Policies without proper data are doomed to fail, The Daily Star, 2020.
Amin Masud ali, ভোটের-মাঠের-হুমকি-বা-আশ্বাসে-যা-হয়ে-থাকে, Samakal, 2024.

Academic Info

Institute: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University (USA)
Period: 2009-2011

MA in Economics (Fulbright Scholarship Program).

Institute: Department of Economics, Jahangirnagar University
Period: 2006 (Degree awarded)

M.Sc in Economics

Institute: University of Manchester
Period: 2016-2019

PhD in Development Policy and Management


Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: 2015-2023
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: 2010-2015
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: 2007-2010
Organization: Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
Position: Lecturer
Period: 2005-2007
Organization: Independent University, Bangladesh
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Period: 2014-2016; 2021-2022
Organization: North South University
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Period: 2011-


Organization: Centre for Computational and Data Sciences
Position: Research Fellow
Period: 2021-


Dr. Amin Masud Ali

Department of Economics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: aminmasudali@juniv.edu