Media

  1. Dhaka Tribune, July 15, 2020. “Bangladesh Voluntary National Reviews held along with side even on accelerating post Covid-19 recovery.”
  2. Dhaka Tribune, July 15, 2020. “Bangladesh for data revolution in UN for Covid-19 response, recovery.”
  3. Gruntstuff, July 3, 2020. “Fear stopping Rohingya from getting tested as coronavirus hits refugee camps.”
  4. UNI-WIDER, June 30, 2020. “Seminar: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak on responding to COVID-19 in developing countries.”
  5. The Economist, June 18, 2020. “Covid-19 raises the risks of violent conflict.”
  6. New York Times, June 16, 2020. “This Country Fought Ebola. It May Beat Another Disease.”
  7. Dhaka Tribune, June 16, 2020. “DT Webinar: Will e-learning be the new normal?”
  8. Nepali Times, June 13, 2020. “Measuring the human cost of lockdown.”
  9. Foreign Policy, June 8, 2020. “For the Rural Poor, the Coronavirus Crash Isn’t Here Yet.”
  10. Dawn, June 6, 2020. “Pakistan among pioneers of ‘smart lockdown’ approach, says PM Imran.”
  11. WKZO, June 5, 2020. “Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps.”
  12. KFGO, June 5, 2020. “After Pakistan’s lockdown gamble, COVID-19 cases surge.”
  13. devex, May 20, 2020. “Using Google’s data to monitor social distancing.”
  14. YaleNews, May 19, 2020. “Yale leaders talk about COVID-19: FAS Dean of Social Science Alan Gerber.”
  15. The Indian Express, May 15, 2020. “Recover and shield: An approach that capitalises on realities of the virus and virtues of India.”
  16. VOA Bangla, May 15, 2020. “জীবন বাঁচানোর যুদ্ধে বেকার হয়ে পড়ছেন কোটি কোটি মানুষ!”
  17. tcs, May 11, 2020. “The Pandemic Paper: Professor Mushfiq Mobarak at The Cambridge Union.”
  18. The Asian Age, May 10, 2020. “Strategy of Bangladesh to face coronavirus.”
  19. VOA Noticias, May 7, 2020. “¿Trabajar o quedarse en casa?, un nuevo dilema.”
  20. Spiegel Politik, May 7, 2020. “Egal, was sie tun, Menschen werden sterben.”
  21. Dhaka Tribune, May 7, 2020. “a2i to launch technology for zakat fundraising to provide community relief.”
  22. DAWN, May 7, 2020. “Lives not worth saving.”
  23. El País, May 3, 2020. “La decisión más difícil: confinamiento o ingresos.”
  24. Financial Times, April 30, 2020. “Africa’s Covid-19 response is a glimpse of how things could be different.”
  25. Blueprint, April 30, 2020. “COVID-19 and new ways of life.”
  26. The Nigerian Observer, April 30, 2020. “Post COVID-19: Support for informal sector priority for economic recovery – Osinbajo.”
  27. Vanguard, April 30, 2020. “Osinbajo says Nigeria’s population challenge in fight against coronavirus.”
  28. The Sangai Express, April 30, 2020. “Lockdown and livelihood.”
  29. Virtual Conference Africa, April 30, 2020. “This Isn’t the West – How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19 – Virtual Conference.”
  30. Washington Post, April 29, 2020. “Will Trump’s name on stimulus checks help win him votes in November?”
  31. The Guardian Nigeria, April 29, 2020. “COVID-19: Support for informal sector a priority, says Osinbajo.”
  32. VARSITY, April 29, 2020. “First fully digital Union debate explores global lockdown strategies.”
  33. VOA Bangla, April 25, 2020. “করোনা ভাইরাস মোকাবেলায় শক্তভাবে কাজ করার আহবান ইয়েল অধ্যাপক ড. আহমেদ মুশফিক মোবারক.
  34. Berlingske, April 25, 2020. “Nedlukning er en luksus, de fattige ikke har råd til.”
  35. Berlingske, April 23, 2020. “Snart skal du lære et nyt begreb: »Karantænerelaterede dødsfald«. Den dårlige nyhed er, at de stiger.”
  36. Cambridge Union, April 23, 2020. “TH Backs Global Governments’ Lockdowns”
  37. Ekattor TV, April 23, 2020. “বাসায় থাকি – পর্ব ১০। সঞ্চালনায় নবনীতা চৌধুরী। কথা বললেন নোবেল জয়ী অর্থনীতিবিদ অভিজিৎ ব্যানার্জি”
  38. Business Weekly, April 23, 2020. “Cambridge Union debates pandemic lockdowns online tonight”
  39. Dhaka Tribune, April 21, 2020. “Will we survive the Great Lockdown?”
  40. The Washington Post, April 20, 2020. “Lockdowns will starve people in low-income countries”
  41. Der Standard, April 19, 2020. “Arme Länder kopieren die Corona-Strategie von reichen. Das könnte ein großer Fehler sein”
  42. The Arab Weekly, April 19, 2020. “Tough choices for decision makers”
  43. Hindustan Times, April 19, 2020. “Lockdowns work better for rich nations: Study”
  44. Vox, April 18, 2020. “The devasting consequences of coronavirus lockdowns in poor countries”
  45. BBC World News, April 17, 2020. “Why Sierra Leone could be a model for poorer countries responding to the coronavirus pandemic”
  46. Market Watch, April 17, 2020. “Emefiele’s Post COVID-19 Marshall Plan for Nigeria – Trick or Treat?”
  47. Foreign Policy, April 10, 2020. “Poor Countries Need to Think Twice About Social Distancing”
  48. Dhaka Tribune, April 6, 2020. “Responding to Covid-19 in the developing world”
  49. Fortune India, December 31, 2019. “Bangladesh: The economic miracle of the year”
  50. Dhaka Tribune, December 4, 2019. “Half of displaced Rohingyas faced a near-death experience in Myanmar
  51. Barta24, December 3, 2019. “Political cooperation needs for solving Rohingya problem
  52. The Business Standard, December 3, 2019. “Large numbers of Rohingyas, locals suffer from depression: CBPS
  53. United News of Bangladesh, December 3, 2019. “Counting on political support to resolve Rohingya crisis: Minister
  54. J-PAL, September 4, 2019. “Information and enforcement to reduce overfishing”
  55. Livemint, August 23, 2019. “How to make micro credit schemes work”
  56. The Indian Express, August 31, 2019. “Explained: What ails the existing microcredit model”
  57. Yale Insights, July 17, 2019. “Study Leverages Peer Effects to Encourage Adoption of Hygienic Latrines 
  58.  Yale Insights, April 26, 2019. “Can the Microcredit Model be Improved?”
  59. Wfuv.org, January 7, 2019. “Why this charity has stopped asking for money”
  60. Derstandard.at, December 20, 2018. “The other side of shopping maddness: My dilemma with the used clothes containers
  61. Vox.com, December 10, 2018. “Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard – and we’re starting to figure out why”
  62. Vox.com, November 29, 2018. “A charity just admitted that its program wasn’t working. That’s a big deal.
  63. Evidence Action Blog, November 19, 2018. “Why (and when) we test at scale: No Lean Season and the quest for impact”
  64. Yale Insights, November 6, 2018. “Experiment to Save an Endangered Fish Holds Lessons for Policymakers
  65. Yale Daily News, September 16, 2018. “Yale research coalition works to combat poverty”
  66. Yale News, August 31, 2018. “Y-RISE initiative enlists faculty expertise in fight against poverty
  67. New Haven Independent, June 13, 2018. “A&I Panel: Immigration Boosts The Economy
  68. Yale School of Management, June 12, 2018. “MBA Students Confront Gender Disparities in the Workplace”
  69. fin24.com, May 31, 2018. “Cities as a poverty-alleviation tool
  70. The Economist, March 22, 2018. “How Bangladesh vanquished diarrhoea
  71. The Economist, January 25, 2018. “Bangladesh experiments with a new approach to poverty alleviation
  72. Dhaka Tribune, January 20, 2018. “How Less Than $20 Can Ensure Food Security in Bangladesh
  73. Yale Insights, January 18, 2018. “Can a Bus Ticket Prevent Seasonal Hunger?
  74. Bloomberg, January 3, 2018. “How Governments Can Move People to Jobs
  75. Dhaka Tribune, January 2, 2018. “Bangladesh’s real deal
  76. NPR – Goats and Soda, December 28, 2017. “Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out”
  77. Vox.com, November 28, 2017. “These are the charities where your money will do the most good
  78. NPR – Goats and Soda, November 27, 2017. “On #GivingTuesday, How To Get The Most Bang For Your Charity Buck
  79. Voxdev.org, November 21, 2017. “The path to scale: Replication, general equilibrium effects, and new settings
  80. VoxDev.org, November 14, 2017. “The path to scale: From randomised control trial to scalable programme
  81. Reuters, August 28, 2017. “Can Technology help Bangladesh end mass arsenic poisoning?”
  82. MacMillian Report, May 3, 2017. “Breaking the hunger cycle in Bangladesh
  83. Yale Insights, March 30, 2017. “Does Immigration Create Jobs?”
  84. Financial Times, March 7, 2017. “Breaking the hunger cycle for the price of a bus ticket
  85. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, July 28, 2016. “Terrorist attacks to take toll on business prospects
  86. Prothom Alo, July 23, 2016. “??????????-????-???-?????-????????” (“Terrorism is a big risk for business”)
  87. The Financial Express, July 19, 2016. “Monga and Seasonal Migration
  88. The Financial Express, July 18, 2016. “Buyers should invest more for RMG workplace safety.”
  89. Prothom Alo, July 17, 2016. “?????-??????-????-???????-????-????-????-????” (“Providing Work Opportunities is what Changes the Lives of the Poor”)
  90. The Economist, May 7, 2016. “How to spend it
  91. Prothom Alo, Bangladesh, April 6, 2016. “How to Overcome Hungry Season
  92. The Financial Express, Bangladesh, April 5, 2016. “Smart ways to fight poverty and provide economic opportunity
  93. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, March 28, 2016. “Helping Farmers in the Lean Season
  94. International Growth Centre Blog, August 4, 2015. “Manufacturing growth and the lives of Bangladeshi Women
  95. Yale Alumni Magazine, Jul/Aug 2015. “Sweatshops opening the door to change
  96. DNA India, May 26, 2015. “Tackling open defecation
  97. Ideas for India, May 13, 2015. “Encouraging household investment in sanitation
  98. Hindustan Times (India), April 28, 2015. “Bring it all in from the open
  99. Marilyn Stowe (United Kingdom), April 27, 2015. “Factory work gives Bangladeshi women choices outside marriage
  100. The Statesman, April 22, 2015.“Open defecation reduced by 22% in Bangladesh: Study
  101. Humanosphere, April 21, 2015. “To get people to build toilets, turn to subsidies
  102. Ars Technica, April 20, 2015. “Money and education both needed to give toilet use a big boost
  103. Science 2.0, April 18, 2015. “Sometimes Subsidies are Needed: Sanitation is One of Those Times
  104. Science Magazine, April 17, 2015. “For toilets, money matters
  105. Voice of America, April 16, 2015. “Subsidies to Poor Increase Toilet Access, Researchers Find
  106. Medical Xpress, April 16, 2015. “Subsidies Key in Improving Sanitation, New Study Finds
  107. CBS News – MoneyWatch, April 8, 2015. “The Economic Allure of a more open Iran
  108. Dhaka Tribune, March 29, 2015. “Study: RMG Jobs Help Lower Child Marriage Rate
  109. Il Giornale (in Italian), December 5, 2014. “LabExpo, a Milano la gionata della scienza per un future diverso
  110. Milano Today (in Italian), December 5, 2014. “‘E’ possibile un futuro diverso a partire da Expo 2015?’: laboratorio presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano il 5 dicembre
  111. Newsfood (in Italian), December 4, 2014. “Dal Simposio all’Ultima Cena: il cibo secondo Lab Expo, Fondazione feltrinelli, Milano
  112. Dhaka Tribune, November 7, 2014. “Dialogue on Promoting Sanitation Held
  113. Ideas for India, September 15, 2014. “Increasing Tax Compliance through Social Recognition
  114. Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2014. “Tax Compliance and Social Acclaim
  115. Financial Times – beyondbrics Blog, September 12, 2014. “Bangladeshi Girls Doing Better Thanks to.. Garment Factories
  116. Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014. “Why Manufacturing can be an Effective Tool for Gender Empowerment
  117. Daily Sun, July 11, 2014. “Call for Framing Policy to Promote Sanitation
  118. NPR – Morning Edition, April 24, 2014. “After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress Radio Show
  119. Bloomberg BusinessWeek, April 24, 2014. “For Bangladeshi Women, Factory Work is Worth the Risks
  120. Prothom Alo (in Bengali), April 10, 2014. “Taxation Pressures on Homeowners
  121. MacMillian Report, November 13, 2013.  “Changing Behaviors in Developing Countries
  122. Voice of America, November 5, 2013. “Foreign Students Boost US Innovation
  123. Bangkok Post, TheMagazine, November, 2013. “Worker Woes
  124. Phys.org, October 31, 2013. “US policy should encourage highly skilled, foreign Ph.D. students to stay, study finds”  Also in: Homeland Security News Wire.
  125. Bloomberg, October 6, 2013. “World Bank Urges Poor Countries to Manage Risk to Unlock Growth
  126. Indian Express, August 29, 2013. “Washing it up for Hygiene
  127. The World, June 28, 2013. “US Ends Trade Privileges to Bangladesh Following Garment Factory Disasters
  128. Public Radio International, June 28, 2013, “US Ends Trade Privileges to Bangladesh Following Garment Factory Disasters” (The World)
  129. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2013. 11 radio interviews with affiliate stations in Ottawa, Waterloo, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, Moncton, Corner Brook, Winnipeg, Kelowna, Regina, Vancouver
  130. BBC World Service and Public Radio International, May 14, 2013. “Changing Women’s Lives in Bangladesh’s Garment Factories” (The World)
  131. Public Radio International, May 13, 2013. “My $10 T-shirt: A Conversation about Ethical Fashion” (‘The World’)
  132. CBS Radio, Seattle, USA, May 10, 2013, “Survivor Pulled from Rubble in Bangladesh” (Luke Burbank Show)
  133. NPR – All Things Considered, May 9, 2013. “Bangladesh’s Powerful Garment Sector Fends Off Regulation
  134. New York Times, Editorial, May 4, 2013. “Worker Safety in Bangladesh and Beyond
  135. HuffPost Live, April 10, 2013 “America’s Visa Problem
  136. Science, Science Careers, March 1, 2013. “Live from D.C., It’s High Skilled Immigration Reform
  137. VoxEU, April 28, 2013. “International Graduate Students are Critical to Scientific Discovery.”
  138. Science, Science Careers, February 20, 2013. “Seek Quality, not Quantity, Experts Say
  139. WNPR (Connecticut Public Radio), February 19, 2013, “Where We Live: Immigration Reform
  140. New York Times, Economix, February 12, 2013. “Immigration and Innovation
  141. The Straits Times, December 20, 2012.  “Bangladesh Factory Fire Sparks Calls for Change.”, also on USA China Daily
  142. The Times of London, Higher Education, December 13, 2012, “The Benefits of Immigration on the Lab: More Papers and Citations
  143. Ideas for India, November 16, 2012. “Formally insuring the informally insured
  144. LiveMint & The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2012. “Formally insuring the informally insured
  145. Hartford Courant, November 12, 2012. “Have Storms Irene and Sandy Tarnished Life At The Beach?
  146. UBM’s Future Cities, November 9, 2012, “Researcher Wants to Boost Toilet Training
  147. Ideas for India, September 24, 2012. “How to keep more girls in school? Lessons from Bangladesh
  148. The Straits Times, Singapore, August 20, 2012, “Garment Sector Sparks Change in Bangladesh
  149. Weekly Shaptahik, Bangladesh, August 2, 2012. “Interview with Professor Mushfiq Mobarak” (in Bangla)
  150. Wired Science News, August 17, 2012, “Sure, We Can Build a Better Toilet. But Will People Use It?”
  151. The Financial Express, Bangladesh, July 17, 2012. “Ecological Problem Poses Risk to Monga Reduction: Economists.”
  152. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, July 17, 2012.  “New Pockets of Poverty Emerging: Study
  153. The Daily Star, Bangladesh, July 16, 2012. “RMG growth boosts female school enrollment: Two economists tell the success story.”
  154. NPR, July 2, 2012, “Cleaner, ‘Greener’ Cookstoves Need Better Marketing in Bangladesh
  155. Yahoo! India, June 30, 2012. Modern cookstoves ‘unaffordable to rural Bangladeshi women’,” (also appeared on: NewsTrakIndiaIndiaVision, Kenya Star, NetIndia123.com, and Asian News International)
  156. The Wall Street Journal, India, June 24, 2012, “A Visit to the Potty Lab”, and slideshow: “In Search of Toilet Perfection
  157. The Economist, May 12, 2012. “Hope Springs a Trap: An Absence of Optimism Plays a Large Role in Keeping People Trapped in Poverty.
  158. Financial Express Bangladesh, December 30, 2011, “Seasonal Migration Can Ease Seasonal Famine in Rural Bangladesh.
  159. Thomson Reuters, July 20, 2011. “Cookstove Offsets Pass Taste Test” Point Carbon News
  160. Financial Express Bangladesh, May 11, 2011, “NBR to Launch Research Study
  161. Times of India, December 19, 2010. “Odds Many, but we shall overcome
  162. New York Times, Economix, July 21, 2010. “Garment Factories, Changing Women’s Roles in Poor Countries,”

  Other Appearances:

  1. Moneyish.com, January 9, 2018. “Is one of the world’s most widely used financial metrics–GDP–sexist?
  2. Yale Daily News, September 12, 2017. “Go Forth and Do the Most Good”
  3. Yale School of Management YouTube Channel, September 1, 2017. “Myth-Busting Evidence on the Economic Benefits of Immigration”
  4. WFSB 3 Connecticut, June 30th, 2017. “CT leaders discuss impact of refugees on state economy
  5. Poets and Quants, April 16, 2015. “2015 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale School of Management
  6. Using Evidence from Randomized Evaluations to Inform Policy Seminar at ICIMOD, October 31, 2014. “Strategies to Increase Adoption of Welfare-Improving Products & Behaviors in Developing Countries”
  7. Asia Times Online, May 3, 2013. “Bangladesh disaster can be costly lesson”
  8. New York Times, July 18, 2010. “Bangladesh, With Low Pay, Moves In on China”
    Also covered in: International Herald Tribune and the Financial Chronicle (India).
  9. Rural Centro Brazil, March 20, 2011. “Yale’s Students and Rural Extension
  10. New York Times, March 2, 2011. “Microcredit Pioneer Ousted, Head of Bangladeshi Bank Says
  11. Appearance on TV Talk Show “Road to Democracy” as panelist, RTV Bangladesh, March 2010.

 Blog Coverage:

  1. DUCSU Law and Politics Review Blog, January 7, 2020. “Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women
  2. IPA Blog, November 29, 2017. “New IPA-Evaluated Idea Joins GiveWell’s List of Most Effective Charities“, and talk by Professor Mushfiq Mobarak about the No Lean Season Program.
  3. Givewell.com, November 2017. “Evidence Action’s No Lean Season
  4. The GiveWell Blog, November 27, 2017. “Our top charities for giving season 2017″
  5. Devex.com, November 27, 2017. “2 new organizations make GiveWell’s list of top charities
  6. Y Combinator Blog, November 27, 2017. “No Lean Season (YC W17) Named GiveWell Top Charity
  7. Athena Infonomics, November 17, 2017. “Ending Open Defecation in Rural India: Re-thinking our ‘Subsidy Policy’ and ‘Swacchagrahi Strategy’
  8. The GiveWell Blog, February 3, 2017. “Why we’re considering No Lean Season as a potential 2017 top charity
  9. Earth Institute, Columbia University, April 8, 2016. “Report Charges ‘Nepotism and Neglect’ on Bangladesh Arsenic Poisoning,” State of the Planet Blog
  10. Evidence Action, February 6, 2015. “No Lean Season: Testing the Path to Scale”
  11. Environmental Governance Institute, April 15, 2013. “Malawi: Adopting New Technologies through Effective Social Networking”
  12. Royal Economic Society, December 2012. “Visa Restrictions on Students Hold Back Innovation”
  13. Development Impact, November 4, 2012. “Some promising-ish news on rainfall insurance”
  14. IPA Blog, October 21, 2012. “The Pros and Cons of Understandable Research”
  15. Chris Blattman, November 13, 2011. “How to encourage girls to school?  Aid or industry”
  16. Development Impact, May 24, 2011. “Let my people go…but busfare certainly helps: seasonal migration in Bangladesh”
  17. Economic Logic, January 19, 2010. “Borrowing constraints and (seasonal) famines”