Mohsan Khudri

PhD Candidate

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Mohsan Khudri


I am an Economics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Memphis. My broad research area is applied microeconomics, with primary interests in Health, Labor, Public, and Education Economics, and secondary interests in Financial Economics and Business Research. I particularly study how health investments in infants and toddlers affect human capital and behavioral outcomes in the short- and long-term, the economics of risky health behaviors, particularly those related to body mass index, underweight, overweight, and obese conditions. My research also examines the socioeconomic inequalities and the geographic (i.e., rural-urban, regional) and racial disparities in health and healthcare utilization. Additionally, I evaluate how any policy or intervention affects specific health and labor market outcomes. I have authored publications in prominent peer-refereed journals. Additionally, I presented my research at several conferences, including the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, and American Society of Health Economists annual meetings. I reviewed research articles for journals, including the International Journal of Emerging Markets, British Food Journal, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, and Sustainable Agriculture Research, and am working as an Academic Editor for PLOS One.


  • M.A. in Economics, University of Memphis
  • M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, University of Dhaka
  • B.Sc. in Applied Statistics, University of Dhaka

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

  • Health Economics; Labor Economics; Economics of Education; Public Economics; Machine Learning; Business Research.


  • Predicting nutritional status for women of childbearing age from their economic, health, and demographic features: A supervised machine learning approach," with Kang Rhee, Mohammad Shabbir Hasan, and Karar Zunaid Ahsan, 2023. PLOS ONE, 18(5): e0277738.
  • “Employer branding attractiveness for potential employees in an emerging economy: evidence of heterogeneity,” with Anika Sadia, 2023. International Journal of Export Marketing, 5(3-4):320-344.
  • “Regional education and wealth-related inequalities in malnutrition among women in Bangladesh,” with Sorif Hossain and Rajon Banik, 2022. Public Health Nutrition, 25(6): 1639-1657.
  • “A note on the relationship between COVID-19 and stock market return: evidence from South Asia,” with Arafat Tanim, Muhammad Kamran, Pakeezah Butt, 2021. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 15(2): 359-371.
  • “Determinants of Service Quality and Impact of Service Quality and Consumers Characteristics on Channel Selection,” with Saida Sultana, 2015. British Food Journal, 117(8): 2078-2097.

Teaching Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Mathematical Economics


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Hussey