Asif Islam

Asif Islam is an Economist with the Enterprise Analysis Unit at the World Bank Group. His research experience encompasses private sector development, government fiscal policy, entrepreneurship, gender, informality, trade, and environment. Asif holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Maryland – College Park.

Content by Asif Islam
  • Project

    Estimating the returns to human capital in the cities of developing countries

    The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship between returns to human capital, urbanisation, and growth, using a household survey and population census microdata to estimate the wage profiles for: (i) The urban areas of various groups of countries. (ii) The rural areas of the same countries. (iii) The largest city and the secondary cities of the same...

    28 Oct 2016 | Remi Jedwab, Paul Romer, Dietrich Vollrath, Daniel Pereira, Asif Islam