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Dr Rasheda Khanam
Dr Rasheda Khanam
Senior Lecturer (Economics)
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
+61 7 4631 1256
Economic Society of Australia
Australian Health Economics Society
International Health Economics Association
Australasian Health and Research Data Managers Association
PROFILE: Dr Khanam comes to the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) from the University of Queensland (UQ) where she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (ACERH). She gained a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney. Prior to coming to Australia for her PhD research she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. In addition to her teaching commitments at the USQ, the UQ, the University of Sydney and the University of Chittagong over a period of 15 years, Dr Khanam has been actively involved with research in the areas of Health Economics, Development Economics and Labour Economics. She has published in prestigious economics journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Biosocial Science, Health Economics and the Journal of Economic Issues. Her research in the field of child health is well recognised nationally by having invitations for media comments and seminar presentations at different universities. Dr Khanam is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at ACERH, the University of Queensland and an Editorial Board member of Asian Journal of Empirical Research. She (with others from USQ) has been successful in two bids to secure more than $1 million funds for two Post Doctoral Research Fellows and three PhD students from Digital Futures - Collaborative Research Network (CRN). In one of these bids, she is one of the lead investigators. She is currently supervising three PhD, one DBA and one Masters students in Economics field.
Her specific research interests include:
Inequality in Health
Child and Maternal Health
Health, Socioeconomic Status and Lifestyle factors
Economic Evaluation and Health
The Economics of Child Labour and Schooling
Health, Nutrition, Fertility and Mortality in Developing countries
Poverty and Welfare issues in Developing countries
Social Policy Issues
Maternity Leave and Female Labour Force Participation
Impact of Health on Labour market outcome
Socio-Economic Impacts of the use of ICT in higher Education
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
Khanam, R (2013). “Child Health and Schooling Achievement in Bangladesh” forthcoming in International Journal of Social Economics.
Khanam, R., Nghiem, H.S. and Connelly, L.B. (2013). "What roles do contemporaneous and cumulative income play in the income-child health gradient for young children? Evidence from an Australian panel." forthcoming in Health Economics.
Zarook, T., Rahman, M.M and Khanam, R. (2013) Does the Financial Performance Matter in Accessing to Finance for Libya’s SMEs?, International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol 5, No. 6.
Rahman, M.M and Khanam, R (2012). “Child Labour: The Effects of Globalisation” Journal of Applied Business and Economics vol. 13, No 4.
Rahman, M.M., Khanam, R and XU, S. (2012). “The Factors Affecting Housing Price in Hangzhou: An Empirical Analysis” International Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 6, No. 4.
Khanam, R. and Nghiem, H.S. (2012) “Child Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Development: Does Money Matter?, The 34th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Darwin, Australia, Sep 27 – Sep 28, 2012.
Nghiem, H.S. and Khanam, R. (2012) “Childhood Obesity and the Socio-economic Status: Evidence from the LSAC Survey", The 34th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Darwin, Australia, Sep 27 – Sep 28, 2012.
Most notable :
Khanam, R. , Nghiem, H.S and Rahman, M. M (2011) "The Impact of Childhood Malnutrition on Schooling: Evidence from Bangladesh" Journal of Biosocial Science,volume 43, No. 4.
Khanam, R. and Ross, R (2011). "Is Child Work a deterrent to School Attendance and School Attainment? Evidence from Bangladesh", International Journal of Social Economics,Vol. 38, No.8.
Khanam, R. (2011). “Child Labour and Schooling in Bangladesh”, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8443-1855-5.
Khanam, R. (2010). “Child Labour and Schooling in Developing Countries: A Review of the Literature”. International Journal of Business Research, Vol.10, No.3.
Khanam, R., and Nghiem, H. S. (2009).“The Impact of Child Health on Schooling: Evidence from Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 38th Australian Conference of Economists, Adelaide, Sep. 28-Sep. 30, 2009.
Khanam, R., Nghiem, H. S. and Connelly, L. B. (2009). “Child Health and Chronic Conditions: Does Income Mediate?” Proceedings of the 38th Australian Conference of Economists, Adelaide, Sep. 28-Sep. 30, 2009.
Khanam, R., Nghiem, H. S. and Connelly, L. B. (2009) "Does Maternity Leave Affect Child Health? Evidence from Parental Leave in Australia Survey, The 31th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Tasmania, Oct. 1 – Oct. 2, 2009.
Khanam, R., Nghiem, H. S. and Connelly, L. B. (2009). "Child Health and the Income Gradient in Australia: The Role of Chronic Condition", iHEA 7th World Congress on Health Economics, International Health Economic Association, Beijing, China.
Khanam, R. and Rahman, M. M. (2008). "Child Labour in Developing Countries: The Role of Education, Poverty and Birth-Order.", Journal of Social and Economic Development, July-December.
Khanam, R. (2008). "Child Labour and School Attendance: Evidence from Bangladesh." International Journal of Social Economics, Vol, 35, No 1.
Khanam, R., Nghiem, H. S. and Connelly, L. B. (2009). "Child Health and the Income Gradient: Evidence from Australia." The Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 28, No 4.
Khanam, R. and Rahman, M. M. (2007). "Child Work and Schooling in Bangladesh: The Role of Birth-Order". Journal of Biosocial Science, Vol. 39, No 5.
Rahman, M. M., Khanam, R. and Absar, N. U. (1999). "Child Labor in Bangladesh: A Critical Appraisal of the Harkin Bill and the MOU type Schooling Program." Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XXXIII, No.4.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
ECO5000: Economics for Managers(S2)- Course Leader
ECO2001: Microeconomics for Business and Government (S2)-Course Leader
ECO2000: Macroeconomics for Business and Government - Course Leader
Research Seminar Coordinator of School of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
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