About the Author
Wahiduddin Mahmud (PhD in economics, Cambridge University, 1978) has recently retired as professor of economics at Dhaka University. He is currently a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy (UN CDP), and a Country Advisor to International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics. He is a founder and former Chairman of PKSF, the apex microfinance funding institution in Bangladesh. His books include: Adjustment and Beyond: The Reform Experience in South Asia, Handbook on the South Asian Economies, Seasonality of Hunger and Public Policies and The Theory and Practice of Microcredit (forthcoming).