About the Author
Nurul Islam (of Bangladesh) is currently a research fellow emeritus at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, where he joined as a senior policy adviser to the director general in 1987. At IFPRI, Islam is conducting research on trade, macroeconomic policy, and agricultural development strategy. Prior to this, he was the assistant director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation, Economic and Social Policy Department, deputy chairman of the Bangladesh Planning Commission, chairman of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, director of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, and chairman of the Department of Economics at Dhaka University. Islam received a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from Dhaka University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, U.S.A.