Tauhid Rahman came to AREC and the University of Arizona in 2004. His research interests lie broadly in the fields of welfare economics, development economics, health economics, and environmental economics. In particular, he focuses his work on issues of sensitivity, aggregation, decomposition, and distribution in the measurement of human well-being; on the economics of child labor, affirmative action policy, income mobility, food security, crime, social capital, and women’s status; on the empirics of child and elderly health, and health externality of hygiene behavior; and on water quality regulations and their compliance.
Dr. Rahman teaches AREC 512, a graduate-level development economics course that provides an overview from a policy-oriented perspective. The goal is to allow students to analyze policy debates surrounding economic growth and development from a broad and rigorous analytical base. He has chaired or co-chaired thirteen master’s theses committees and has served as a member of an additional thirteen more. He has supported many students with outside grants.
With an appointment in Cooperative Extension, Dr. Rahman also conducts an extension outreach program on economic development and economic analysis of resource management and utilization, focusing on problems of importance to Arizona. He responds to local, state, national, and international requests for analysis of rural development problems, progress, and policies.