Abu Shonchoy

The University of Tokyo

Dr Abu Shonchoy is currently a Visiting Scholar at Wagner School of Public Service and Policy, New York University . He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) JETRO, Japan and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at The University of Tokyo.

Prior to joining IDE-JETRO, he worked for Australian National University, University of New South Wales and University of Technology Sydney in Australia as a lecturer. He also worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, USA, during the period of 2007–2008. Dr. Shonchoy is a development economist with interests in impact evaluation and micro econometrics. He has several ongoing research in the field of labor market, financial inclusion and education in Developing countries. He has already published papers in internal journals and recently published an edited book titled "Seasonality and Micro-credit" from Springer.

Dr Shonchoy graduated from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Economics, a Master’s degree in Economic Policy from the Australian National University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project considers an innovative new microfinance product, based on the principles of equity financing, in which promising potential entrepreneurs are provided with capital, training and mentorship to help them become online freelancers.
Researchers: Abu Shonchoy, Simon Quinn, Muhammad Meki, Mehrab Bakhtiar
Grants Round: 23rd Round
Country: Bangladesh
Cross-cutting themes: Gender