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Data Consultant

Resume posted by aalmamun in Public Sector.
Desired salary: $75,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Washington District of Columbia, United States

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Summary

I am an Economics graduate from University of Wisconsin Madison and currently working as Data Consultant to International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. With certificate of accomplishment in Data Science Tool Box, R programming, Data Extraction and Cleaning from John Hopkins University I am actively using R for computing aggregate statistics for economic modeling in the current position. I have over 8 years of experience in micro data analysis, particularly of household income and consumption survey, labor force surveys at country level. My undergrad degree in Statistics helps me to do any quantitative analysis. Professional experiences include 6 six years in evaluation of development projects in IFC and 4 years in economic research and modeling. Equally efficient in using Stata. I am an avid learner of data science and willing to work in any new but challenging quantitative and data works.

Education

MS in Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, March 2015

Concentration:             Macroeconomics (advanced treatment & PhD level)

Econometrics, Investment Theory

MS in Economics, North South University, Bangladesh, 2010

M.Sc. in Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, 2000

Experience

Since Mar 2015           Consultant, Office of the Chief Economist                                                                   International Finance Corporation (IFC)                             

Job Responsibilities 

Develop and manage data platform for doing economic modeling for IFC’s operations in the countries

Gather and present macroeconomic data at country level that includes national accounts, trade, debt, monetary, balance of payment, labor and wage etc.

Write programs in R and/or Stata to analyze micro data e.g. Labor Force Survey, Household Income & Expenditure Survey, Enterprise Survey etc using Stata and R

Analyze micro data and compute necessary statistics, e.g. distribution of wage and employment by education, household consumption share to be fed into macro and sector modeling

Do supply and demand analysis of major economic goods and services in order to feed into CGE modeling

Review and summarize applied research around specific topics, e.g. e.g. productivity, wage-earnings profile etc for selected industries in the countries of interest and provide inputs to the modelers

Perform consistency checks, do statistical and econometric analysis as required

Recent performances

Cleaned and prepared Labor Force Survey (LFS) and Household Income & Consumption Expenditure Survey (HICES) data of Ethiopia for 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2013 for computing aggregate statistics by writing Do Files in Stata.

Computed employment and wage statistics, consumption share by industries using LFS and HICES data of Ethiopia.

Worked on Technical Document of Economy Wide Poverty Impact Quantification (EPIQ) Modeling of IFC. Used Latex to write chapters related to technical and empirical estimation.

Prepared an empirical paper on Returns to Education in Philippines by estimating Mincerian Wage Equation. Philippines Labor Force Survey (LFS) from 2001 to 2013 was used for estimating wage equation.

Analyzed and computed consumption statistics from Family Income & Expenditure Survey (FIES) and wage and employment statistics from LFS data of Philippines to support macro modeling founded on micro data.

Constructed world price of trade (net export) and net-export by industries for Philippines and Ethiopia using SQL.

Wrote a program to construct monthly GDP from quarterly data by using GAMS, a modeling software. The program minimizes the sum of the squared jumps in data within specific period.

Analyzed Input-Output, Social Accounting Matrix and constructed intermediate input matrix, labor and capital share in production of outputs by industries for Ethiopia and Philippines covering years 2000, 2005-06, and 2011

Reviewed literature on total factor productivity (TFP) in agriculture and manufacturing sector in Philippines and presented findings to the Modeling Unit of IFC

Learnt and applied the process and harmonization of data from I2D2 and Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure Surveys in the countries – World Bank’s SHIP Harmonized Datasets.

 2011 to 2013                 Results Measurement Specialist, IFC, Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Reviewed Impact Evaluation Report for South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF), Phase I (2004-2008), implemented by IFC. Aggregated results data and forecasted results from several individual project evaluations in agribusiness, readymade garments and electrical engineering sectors;

Task Leader, Baseline Evaluation of Microfinance, Credit Bureau Integration projects in Pakistan and Egypt.

2007 to 2011                 Results Measurement Specialist, IFC, South Asia

Wrote “Social and Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Energy Efficient Technology Project in Re-Rolling Industries in Dhaka City”, a study sponsored by IFC in 2008;

Supervised business and client surveys, focus group discussions (FGD), in-depth interviews in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Egypt. The surveys were either part of evaluations or baseline assessments of IFC managed projects;

 Task Leader, Assessment of the State of the Real Sectors- Seed; Agro-processing; Poultry; Washing, Dying & Finishing (WDF), and Garmenting; Electrical Goods, and Foundry in Bangladesh in 2009 for IFC;

Lead Supervisor, Quasi Experimental Evaluation of CAIRN Enterprise Center (EC), a project implemented by IFC, India, April-May, 2011. Did on-site visit during survey. Provided technical inputs on sampling, survey instrument, back check and analysis. Finally reviewed Evaluation Report done by external consultant.

 2006 to 2007                 Young Professional, Stromme Foundation, Sri Lanka

Worked for capacity building of microfinance institutes (MFIs) in Sri Lanka to design and implement improved monitoring and supervision of microcredit and savings programs in the Tsunami affected areas

2004 to 2006                 Assistant Project Coordinator, CARE Bangladesh

Task Leader, Country wide panel household survey of women beneficiaries of Rural Maintenance Programs run by CARE Bangladesh from 2004 to 2006

Wrote annual status report on the livelihood of women beneficiaries of RMP project and presented the findings to the donors of the project

2002 to 2004                 Quantitative Research Specialist, Rural Employment Support Foundation (PKSF) Bangladesh

Designed and implemented country wide household survey of microcredit beneficiaries in Bangladesh in 2003

2001 to 2002                 Research Associate, Development Policy Group, Bangladesh

Analyzed survey data of Jomuna Bridge Poverty Impact Study, a study funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), January 2002.

Worked in the study titled Health Impact of Vehicular Air Pollution: An Empirical Estimate from Dhaka, Bangladesh’ a research project of South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) program.

Prepared analytical part of Rapid Assessment of the Solid Waste Management in Khulna City and Recommendation for Citywide Application’, a project of Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), the World Bank, in 2002.

2001                             Junior Consultant, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

Worked in a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Bangladesh, policy and strategy document prepared in 2001 with the financial assistance of World Bank. Computed elasticity parameters for graduation of the poor for changes in per capita income in Bangladesh

Analyzed panel data of household surveys and worked estimating a multinomial logit model to explain impact of microcredit programs in the project ‘Long-term Impact of Micro-credit Programs: A Study of Grameen Bank & Other Programs in Bangladesh (MCP)’, conducted by BIDS

Skills

  • R, Stata, SQL, GAMS, Tableau, Latex

Spoken Languages

    Bengali, Engligh