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Dr Mahreen Mahmud

Dr Mahreen Mahmud

Lecturer in Economics

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, University of Kent, 2016
  • MSc in Finance and Economics, University of Warwick, 2009
  • BSc (Hons) in Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2008

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Research interests

  • Development economics
  • Behavioural economics

Mahreen works on topics related to development and behavioural economics with field experiments in Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda.

She is particularly interested in women’s low labour force participation rates and lack of enterprise growth in low and middle-income countries.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Mahmud M (In Press). Home-based Enterprises: Experimental Evidence on Female Preferences from Pakistan. Economic Development and Cultural Change
Mahmud M, Riley E (In Press). Household response to an extreme shock: Evidence on the immediate impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on economic outcomes and well-being in rural Uganda. World Development Full text.
Lee J, Mahmud M, Morduch J, Ravindran S, Shonchoy A (In Press). Migration, Externalities, and the Diffusion of COVID-19 in South Asia. Journal of Public Economics Full text.
Mahmud M, Wahhaj Z (2019). Charitable giving or signalling? Voluntary contributions by microcredit borrowers in Pakistan. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 158, 394-415. DOI.
Said F, Mahmud M, D’Adda G, Chaudhry A (2019). It is not power, but how you use it: Experimental evidence on altruism from households in Pakistan. Applied Economics Letters, 27(5), 426-431. DOI.
Mahmud M (2019). Repaying Microcredit Loans: a Natural Experiment on Liability Structure. The Journal of Development Studies, 56(6), 1161-1176. DOI.

Publications by year


In Press

Mahmud M (In Press). Home-based Enterprises: Experimental Evidence on Female Preferences from Pakistan. Economic Development and Cultural Change
Mahmud M, Riley E (In Press). Household response to an extreme shock: Evidence on the immediate impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on economic outcomes and well-being in rural Uganda. World Development Full text.
Lee J, Mahmud M, Morduch J, Ravindran S, Shonchoy A (In Press). Migration, Externalities, and the Diffusion of COVID-19 in South Asia. Journal of Public Economics Full text.

2019

Mahmud M, Wahhaj Z (2019). Charitable giving or signalling? Voluntary contributions by microcredit borrowers in Pakistan. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 158, 394-415. DOI.
Said F, Mahmud M, D’Adda G, Chaudhry A (2019). It is not power, but how you use it: Experimental evidence on altruism from households in Pakistan. Applied Economics Letters, 27(5), 426-431. DOI.
Mahmud M (2019). Repaying Microcredit Loans: a Natural Experiment on Liability Structure. The Journal of Development Studies, 56(6), 1161-1176. DOI.