Tauhidur Rahman

Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Associate Professor, Economics, Eller College of Management (courtesy)

Dr. Rahman’s primary areas of research are behavioral development economics, and law and economics. His current research focuses on behavioral and experimental measurements of agency and gender discrimination; formation of gender norms; behavioral impacts of anti-poverty programs; the relationship between economic shocks and gender-specific labor market outcomes; climate information and adaptation of livelihoods; and formation of trusts in communities and public institutions.

Dr. Rahman was a visiting professor of Law and Economics at University of Oslo, Norway in 2011. He was the Co-PI of the recently concluded National Science Foundation’s multidisciplinary Research Coordination Network (2012–2018) on sustainable food systemsand food security. He is the Co-PI of several World Bank-supported research projects and has been a frequent visiting researcher at the World Bank.


  • Ph.D., School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2004
  • M.S., Statistics (ABD), Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India, 1997
  • B.A. (Honors), Economics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • Grants from World Bank, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and US Department of Agriculture.

Classes Taught

  • AREC 339-Economic Statistics, Univ. of Arizona, Current
  • AREC 512-Development Economics, Univ. of Arizona, Current
  • AREC 596-Graduate Seminar, Univ. of Arizona, Current
  • AREC 548-Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
  • DVP 603-Micro & Macro-economic Tools for Development Practice
  • JUS 5831-Law & Economics of the Environment & Natural Resources

Recent Publications

  1. Assessing multilevel determinants of smallholder crop choice in irrigated agriculture of Central Nepal (with Bhuwan Thapa), Climate and Development, Forthcoming
  2. The Quiet Resignation: Why Do So Many Female Lawyers Abandon Their Careers? (with Jane Bambauer). Volume 10, Issue 3, U.C. Irvine Law Review, 2020. Lead Article.
  3. Measuring Quality of Life across Countries: A Multiple Indicators and Multiple Causes Approach (with Ron Mittelhammer and Phil Wandschneider). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 40 (1):43-52, 2011.
  4. Determinants of Dietary Quality: Some Evidence from Bangladesh. (with Arif Rashid and Lisa Smith). World Development. Vol. 39(12):2221-2231, 2011.
  5. Determinants of environmental noncompliance by public water systems.  (with Mini Kohli, Sharon Megdal, Jackie Moxley and Satheesh Aradhyula). Contemporary Economic Policy. Vol.  28(2):264-274, 2010.