Md. Nasif Ahsan, Ph.D.
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  1. Ph.D. in Disaster Management (with Policy Study) from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan in 2016.
  2. MSc. in International Development Studies from Wageningen University, the Netherlands in 2010.
  3. BSS (Hons) in Economics from Khulna University, Bangladesh in 2003.


Research Interests

Ecosystem Services | Climate Change | Disaster Risk Reduction | Socio-ecological Issues  | Microeconomics


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Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Assessing the nexus and transformative potential of floating agriculture Principal Investigator 01 October 2023 30 June 2024 International
2 Climate risk induced human mobility: opportunities and challenges for the policy makers in hazard-prone coastal Bangladesh under the MOFA Research Grant project Principal Investigator 01 September 2023 29 February 2024 International
3 Nexus between Mangrove Ecosystem Services and Socio-economic Resilience: An Empirical Investigation in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh Principal Investigator 11 March 2024 10 September 2025 National
4 Socio-hydrological perspective of climate change adaptation in large riverine islands: Comparative study from India, Bangladesh and Vietnam (Duration: October 2019- May 2022) Principal Investigator October 2019 May 2022 International
5 Assessment of Institutional Network Structure in Disaster Risk Reduction in Coastal Bangladesh (July 2019 - June 2021) Principal Investigator October 2019 June 2021 National
6 Role of community radio in disaster preparedness in coastal Bangladesh (Duration: September 2017 - March 2019) Principal Investigator August 2017 January 2019 National
7 Factors affecting immobility decision of the people at risk in hazard prone coastal Bangladesh Principal Investigator December 2021 November 2022 National
8 Factors affecting climate change triggered socioeconomic vulnerability of the communities in the Southern coastal Bangladesh Principal Investigator 30 January 2022 14 February 2023 National
9 A Study to identify the key factors that influence adolescents to enter into child marriage Principal Investigator May 2021 December 2021 National
10 Nexus (water-food-health-economy-biodiversity-climate) assessment of practicing floating farming in Bangladesh, as well as farmers' perception toward floating farming as an efficient farming practice in flooded areas and the seeds of transformative change Principal Investigator October 2022 May 2023 International

Academic

1. Professor, Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (Jul 2016 till date)

2. Associate Professor, Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (July 2012 to July 2016)

3. Assistant Professor, Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (July 2008 to July 2012)

4. Lecturer, Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh, July 2005 till July 2008)

Administrative

1. Dean, Social Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh (March 05, 2021 to March 04, 2023)
2.
Head, Economics Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (March 03, 2019 to March 02, 2022)

3. Governing Body Member, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Central Laboratory (APCRCL), Khulna University, Bangladesh (2023-Present)


Research Related

1. Research Assistant; International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk  Management (ICHARM), Tsukuba, Japan (October 2013 to Sep 2016)


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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Farmers’ Perception towards Floating Farming: A Study in Barishal District of Bangladesh Masters Supervisor December 2021
2 Socioeconomic Vulnerability of City Dwellers during COVID-19 Shock: A Study in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh Masters Supervisor December 2021
3 Non-migration Decision despite Climate Risks in the Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh Masters Supervisor November 2021
4 Residential Satisfaction and Intention to Relocation of the Ukhiya Host Community at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor January 2020
5 Network Efficiency Assessment of Union Disaster Management Committee (UDMC): A Study on South West Region of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2022
6 Socioeconomic Vulnerability Assessment of the Munda Community in Coastal Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2022
7 Climatic Events and Involuntary Non-migration Decision: A Study in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2022
8 Network Pattern among the Union Disaster Management Committee Members: A Study on Southwest Region of Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2022
9 Factor Influencing Voluntary Staying in Environmental Risky Areas in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh Bachelor Supervisor January 2022
10 Factors Determining Immobility Decision of the People at Risk in Coastal Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 24 July 2022
11 Effectiveness of Local Disaster Management Committee on Hazard Preparedness of the Households in Coastal Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 24 July 2022
12 Effect of COVID-19 on living standard of vulnerable women in the Southwestern Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 04 September 2022
13 Association between climate change and child marriage: An investigation in Satkhira district Masters Supervisor 04 September 2022

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Journal Articles

1.     Ahsan, M. N., Mohibbullah, M., Gain, A. K., Khatun, F., Rahman, M. A., Sultana, A., Haque, R., Rahman, M., Rahaman, K. R., Vink, K., & Shaw, R. (2024). ‘We knew a cyclone was imminent’: Hazard preparedness and disaster management efficiency nexus in coastal Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 104240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2024.104240

2.     Khatun, F., Ahsan, M. N., Afrin, S., Warner, J., Ahsan, R., Mallick, B., & Kumar, P. (2022). Environmental non-migration as adaptation in hazard-prone areas: Evidence from coastal Bangladesh. Global Environmental Change, 77, 102610. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2022.102610

3.     Ahsan, M. N., Khatun, F., Islam, M. S., Hossain, M. S., Mou, B. H., & Kumar, P. (2022). Assessment of household-level adaptation strategies to water stress in southwestern coastal Bangladesh: a counter-factual analysis. Water Policy. doi:10.2166/wp.2022.064

4.     Ahsan, M. N., Khatun, F., Kumar, P., Dasgupta, R., Johnson, B., & Shaw, R. (2022). Promise, premise, and reality: the case of voluntary environmental non-migration despite climate risks in coastal Bangladesh. Regional Environmental Change. doi:10.1007/s10113-021-01864-1

5.     Biswas, B., Mallick, B., Ahsan, M. N., & Priodarshini, R. (2021). How Does the Rohingya Influx Influence the Residential Satisfaction and Mobility Intentions of the Host Communities in Bangladesh? Journal of International Migration and Integration. doi:10.1007/s12134-021-00886-2

6.     Mohibbullah, M., Gain, A. K., & Ahsan, M. N. (2021). Examining local institutional networks for sustainable disaster management: Empirical evidence from the South-West coastal areas in Bangladesh. Environmental Science & Policy, 124, 433-440. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.07.016

7.     Ahsan, M. N., Hadiujjaman, S., Islam, M. S., Nasrin, N., Akter, M., Parvin, G. A., & Hossain, M. S. (2021). Willingness to pay for improved safe drinking water in a coastal urban area in Bangladesh. Water Policy. doi:10.2166/wp.2021.031

8.     Biswas, B., Ahsan, M. N., & Mallick, B. (2021). Analysis of residential satisfaction: An empirical evidence from neighbouring communities of Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. PloS one, 16(4), e0250838. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0250838

9.     Islam, M. S., Tumpa, S., Afrin, S., Ahsan, M. N., Haider, M. Z., & Das, D. K. (2021). From over to optimal irrigation in paddy production: what determines over-irrigation in Bangladesh? Sustainable Water Resources Management, 7(3), 35. doi:10.1007/s40899-021-00512-0

10.  Biswas, B., Sultana, Z., Priovashini, C., Ahsan, M. N., & Mallick, B. (2021). The emergence of residential satisfaction studies in social research: A bibliometric analysis. Habitat International, 109, 102336. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2021.102336

11.  Kumar, P., Avtar, R., Dasgupta, R., Johnson, B. A., Mukherjee, A., Ahsan, M. N., . . . Mishra, B. K. (2020). Socio-hydrology: A key approach for adaptation to water scarcity and achieving human well-being in large riverine islands. Progress in Disaster Science, 100134. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100134

12.  Ahsan, M. N., & Khatun, A. (2020). Fostering disaster preparedness through community radio in cyclone-prone coastal Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 101752, 49. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101752

13.  Islam, M. S., Ferdousy, S., Afrin, S., Ahsan, M. N., Haider, M. Z., & Das, D. K. (2020). How does farmers' field schooling impact eco-efficiency? Empirical evidence from paddy farmers in Bangladesh. China Agricultural Economic Review, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/CAER-12-2018-0239

14.  Islam, M. S., Afrin, S., Das, D. K., & Ahsan, M. N. (2020). The strategic interplay in academia: administrators versus students. Journal of Modelling in Management. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JM2-05-2019-0113

15.  Ahsan, M. N., Khatun, A., Islam, M. S., Vink, K., Ohara, M., & Fakhruddin, B. S. H. M. (2020). Preferences for improved early warning services among coastal communities at risk in cyclone prone south-west region of Bangladesh. Progress in Disaster Science, 5, 100065. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100065

16.  Islam, M. S., Afrin, S., Ahsan, M. N., Haider, M. Z., Mamun, T. M., & Das, D. K. (2019). Households’ Willingness to Pay for Disaster Resilient Safe Drinking Water Sources in Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, DOI: 10.1007/s13753-019-00229-x

17.  Vink, K., & Ahsan, M. N. (2018). The benefits of cyclones: A valuation approach considering ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators, 95, 260-269. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.07.035

18.  Ahsan, M. N. (2017). Can Strategies to Cope with Hazard Shocks be Explained by At-Risk Households’ Socioeconomic Asset Profile? Evidence from Tropical Cyclone-Prone Coastal Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 8(1). DOI:10.1007/s13753-017-0119-8

19.  Vink, K., Ahsan, M. N., Sawano, H., & Ohara, M. (2017). Global Water-Related Risk Indicators: Meta-Analysis of Indicator Requirements. Journal of Disaster Research, 12(2), 355-367. DOI:10.20965/jdr.2017.p0355

20.  Ahsan, M. N., Takeuchi, K., Vink, K., & Ohara, M. (2016). A systematic review of the factors affecting the cyclone evacuation decision process in Bangladesh. Journal of Disaster Research, 11(4), 742-753. DOI:10.20965/jdr.2016.p0742

21.  Ahsan, M. N., Takeuchi, K., Vink, K., & Warner, J. (2016). Factors Affecting the Evacuation Decisions of Coastal Households during Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh. Environmental Hazards, 15(1), 16-42. DOI:10.1080/17477891.2015.1114912

22.  Ahsan, M. N., & Warner, J. (2014). The Socioeconomic Vulnerability Index: A Pragmatic Approach for Assessing Climate Change led Risks-A Case Study in the South-western Coastal Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 8, 32-49. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2013.12.009

23.  Ahsan, M. N. (2014). Effects of Livelihood Strategies on Mangrove-forest Resource: Do the Consumption Behaviour of Households Jeopardise the Forest Resource Base? Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 25(6), 696-711. DOI:10.1108/MEQ-05-2013-0048

24.  Ahsan, M. N., Nasrin, N., Gazi, M. R., & Ahmed, M. F. (2013). Effects of Climate Induced Vulnerability on the Household Consumption Expenditure: Evidences from the South western Region Bangladesh. Plan Plus, 6, 26-42.

25.  Ahsan, M. N., Nasrin, N., Akter, A., & Hashem, T. (2011). Foreign Aid, Corruption and Economic Development: An Empirical Analysis on Selected Asian and African Countries. Journal of Innovation and Development Strategies, 5(3), 1-8.

26.  Ahsan, M. N., Ahmed, M. F., Nasrin, N., & Bappy, M. H. (2011). Climate change induced vulnerability on living standard- A study on south-western coastal region of Bangladesh. Journal of Innovation and Development Strategy, 5(3), 24-28.

27.  Ahsan, M. N., & Haque, R. (2010). Climate change and income inequality: A study on some selected areas of coastal region in Bangladesh. Journal of Socioeconomic Research and Development, 7(2), 830-836.

28.  Ahsan, M. N. (2008). The construction of Khan Jahan Ali Bridge: Its effects on income and household ownership patterns during different time periods. Business Review, 6(1), 19-28.

29.  Siddiqua, T., & Ahsan, M. N. (2006). Major problems and prospects of Mongla seaport. Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 24, 25-46.

30.  Ahsan, M. N., & Siddiqua, T. (2005). Mongla seaport: Trade trends and efficiency. Business Review, 4(1), 63-73.

 

Book Chapters

1.     Rahman, M., & Ahsan M, N. (2023). Role of Human Capital on Disaster Preparedness in the Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh. In M. Nasreen, K. M. Hossain, & M. M. Khan (Eds.), Coastal Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh (Vol. 1, pp. 540). London: Routledge.

2.     Akter, R., Akter, M., Hossain, M. T., & Ahsan, M. N. (2021). Socio-environmental factors affecting mental health of people during COVID-19 in coastal urban areas of Bangladesh. In A. L. Ramanathan, C. Sabarathinam, M. P. Jonathan, M. V. Prasanna, P. Kumar, & F. Arriola (Eds.), Environmental Resilience and Transformation in times of COVID-19 (1st ed., pp. 436). doi:10.1016/C2020-0-02703-9

3.    3.  Lima, T. R., Ela, M. Z., Khan, L., Shovo, T.-E. A., Hossain, M. T., Jahan, N., . . .Ahsan, M. N., Islam, M. N. (2021). Chapter30 - Livelihood and health vulnerabilities of forest resource-dependent communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in southwestern regions of Bangladesh. In A. L. Ramanathan, C. Sabarathinam, F. Arriola, M. V. Prasanna, P. Kumar, & M. P. Jonathan (Eds.), Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of COVID-19 (pp. 343-356): Elsevier.

4.     Ahsan, M. N., Vink, K., & Takeuchi, K. (2017). Livelihood Strategies and Resource Dependency Nexus in the Sundarbans. In R. DasGupta & R. Shaw (Eds.), Participatory Mangrove Management in a Changing Climate: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific (pp. 137-160). Tokyo: Springer Japan; doi: 10.1007/978-4-431-56481-2_9.

5.     Ahsan, M. N., Vink, K., & Takeuchi, K. (forthcoming). Disaster preparedness in cyclone prone areas: Lessons and experiences from coastal Bangladesh. In J. McGlown (Eds.), Case Studies in Disaster Preparedness. Elsevier.

 

Conference Papers and Poster

1.     Mohsin, K. F., Ahsan, M. N., & Haider, M. Z. (2023, 27-28 January). Is Right to Health Neglected  in Developing World?: A Bibliometric Analysis. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Social Science Issues, Khulna University.

2.     Nasrin, N., Haider, M. Z., & Ahsan, M. N. (2023, 27-28 January). Nexus Between Migration and Women Empowerment: A Systematic Literature Review. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Social Science Issues, Khulna University.

3.     Nasrin, N., Haider, M. Z., & Ahsan, M. N. (2023, 19-20 February). Effect of Remittance on Savings, Investment, and Reserve: A Panel Data Analysis on South Asian Countries. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), Dhaka.

4.     Mohsin, K. F., Ahsan, M. N., & Haider, M. Z. (2023, 27-28 January). Socio-ecological Synthesis of the Catastrophic Health Expenditure in Bangladesh: A Literature Review. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Social Science Issues, Khulna University.

5.     Dasgupta, R., Kumar, P., Ahsan, M. N., Basu, M., Mitra, B. K., & Pal, I. (2021). An investigation into the socio-psychological manifestations of water insecurity: The post-Amphan scenario in the Sundarban delta. Paper presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, Bangkok. Online retrieved from http://www.disaster-sustainability.org/

6.     Vink, K., Ahsan, M. N., Gul, A. A., & Kilolu, L. (2020, 24 November). Synergies and drawbacks of applying Green Infrastructure to increase resilience against epidemics. Paper presented at the Joint International Resilience Conference [Online].

7.     Ahsan, M. N., Saifullah, & Islam, M.S. (2019, 12-14 January). The Social Capital and Livelihood Recovery Nexus After Cyclone Aila: A Study in The Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh. Paper presented at the International Conference on Disaster Risk Management, Dhaka. Available at https://jidpus.buet.ac.bd/ICDRM2019/proceedings

8.     Ahsan, M. N., Takeuchi, K., & Vink, K. (2016, 27-29 January). The challenges and opportunities of early warning messages aimed at evacuation compliance: A case report following Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh. A Poster presented at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, Geneva. Available at https://www.preventionweb.net/files/45270_137.pdf

9.     Ahsan, M. N., & Takeuchi, K. (2016, 05-09 June). How does hazard-preparedness training enhance resilience for household at risk? Paper presented at the The 7th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Kyoto.

10.  Vink, K., Ahsan, M. N., & Sawano, H. (2016, 05-09 June). The Benefits of Cyclones as Ecosystem Services. Paper presented at the The 7th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Kyoto.

11.  Ahsan, M. N., & Takeuchi, K. (2015, 14-16 March). How do people decide to evacuate or not? A case report from the cyclone Aila. Paper presented at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai.

12.  Haider, M. Z., Mohsin, K. F., & Ahsan, M. N. (2011, 23-24 February). Structural Changes of the Industrial Sector: A Study on the South-West Region of Bangladesh. Paper presented at the National Conference on Contemporary Issues in Economics, Sylhet.

Dissertations

1.     Doctoral Study

Ahsan, M. N. (2016). Disaster Preparedness at Household and Community Levels: The Case of Cyclone Prone Coastal Bangladesh. National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo. Doi: 10.24545/00001522

2.     MSc. Study

Ahsan, M. N. (2010). Climate change and socioeconomic vulnerability: experiences and lessons from south-western coastal Bangladesh. (MSc. International Development Studies), Wageningen University Library, Wageningen. Retrieved from http://edepot.wur.nl/146194

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