Professor Department of Economics The University of Rajshahi


Education Summary  
MSS (RU, Bangladesh) MSc (AIT, Thailand) PhD (USQ, Australia)

Research Interest  
Climate Change Economics, Water Economics, Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics
Level Institution Year
(PhD (Climate Change Economics))
University of Southern Queensland 2013
(MSc (Urban Environmental Management))
Asian Institute of Technology 2006
(MSS (Economics))
The University of Rajshahi 1996

Experience in Rajshahi University

Duration Organization/Institute Position
2016-03-30 to The Department of Economics PROFESSOR

Experience in other Organization/Institute

Duration Organization/Institute Position
2010-12-07 to 2016-03-28 Department of Economics Associate Professor
2003-09-03 to 2010-12-06 Department of Economics Assistant Professor
2000-09-03 to 2003-09-02 Department of Economics Lecturer


1. Sarker, MAR (2010) "Cost Recovery and Sustainable Urban Water Service" LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Published: January 2010

Book Chapter

1. Sarker, MAR and Islam, Z (2016) "Investigating the Effects of Socio-demographic, Farm and Institutional Characteristics on Climate-driven Loss in Aman Rice Productivity in BangladeshIn: Alauddin, M., Mujeri, M.K. and Nath, D.K. (Eds.) Bangladesh: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" Sahitya Prakash, Dhaka

Published: July 2016


1. Saba, S., Sarker, M. A. R., & Gow, J. (2022). "Determinants of non-farm income diversification strategies and decisions of Bangladesh farm households" Economic Analysis and Policy [ SJR: Q1] Vol.76, Pages 226-235

Published: December 2022
2. Alauddin, M., Tisdell, C., & Sarker, M. A. R. (2021) "Do trends in Bangladeshi rice yields support Conway’s hypotheses about the consequences of modern agroecosystems?" Economic Analysis and Policy [SJR: Q1] vol. 71, pp. 342-354

Published: September 2021
3. Alauddin, M., Rashid Sarker, M. A., Islam, Z., & Tisdell, C. (2020) "Adoption of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) irrigation as a water-saving technology in Bangladesh: Economic and environmental considerations" Land Use Policy [ SJR: Q1], Vol. 91

Published: March 2020
4. Tisdell, C., Alauddin, M., Sarker, M., Rashid, A., & Kabir, M. A (2019) "Agricultural Diversity and Sustainability: General Features and Bangladeshi Illustrations" Sustainability, [ SJR: Q1] 11(21)

Published: October 2019
5. Hasan, M. M., Alauddin, M.,Sarker, M. A.R., Jakaria, M., & Alamgir, M.(2019) "Climate sensitivity of wheat yield in Bangladesh: Implications for the United Nations sustainable development goals 2 and 6" Land Use Policy [ SJR: Q1] 87

Published: October 2019
6. Maya, KA, Sarker, MAR, and Gow, J (2019) "Factors influencing rice farmers’ adaptation strategies to climate change and extreme weather event impacts in Bangladesh" Climate Change Economics, [SJR: Q3] Vol. 10, No. 3

Published: July 2019
7. Sarker, MAR, Alam, K, Gow, J (2017) "Performance of rain-fed Aman rice yield in Bangladesh in the presence of climate change" Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems [SJR: Q2] ,1-19

Published: September 2017
8. Islam, Z., Alauddin, M., & Sarker, M. A. R. (2017) "Determinants and implications of crop production loss: An empirical exploration using ordered probit analysis" Land Use Policy, [SJR: Q1] , 67, 527-536

Published: July 2017
9. Hasan, M, Sarker, MAR, and Gow, J (2016), "Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Aman and Boro Rice Yields in Bangladesh" Climate Change Economics, [SJR: Q3] vol.7, no. 3.

Published: August 2016
10. Sarker, MAR and Hossain, MA (2015) "An Analysis of Climate Change and Variability in Bangladesh" Bangladesh Economic Studies, vol. 14

Published: May 2015
11. Sarker, MAR, Alam, K, Gow, J (2014) "Assessing the Effects of Climate Change on Rice Yields: An Econometric Investigation Using Bangladeshi Panel Data" Economic Analysis and Policy, [SJR: Q1] vol. 44, pp. 405-416.

Published: November 2014
12. Alauddin, M, and Sarker, MAR (2014) "Climate Change and Farm-Level Adaptation Decisions and Strategies in Drought-Prone and Groundwater-Depleted Areas of Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation" Ecological Economics, [SJR: Q1 ] vol. 106, pp. 204-213

Published: July 2014
13. Sarker, MAR, Alam, K, Gow, J (2013) "Assessing the Determinants of Rice Farmers’ Adaptation Strategies in Bangladesh" International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, [SJR: Q1] vol. 5(4), pp. 382-402.

Published: December 2013
14. Sarker, MAR, Alam, K, Gow, J (2013) "How does the variability of Aus rice yield respond to climate change in Bangladesh?" Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science , [SJR: Q1] vol. 199, pp. 189-194.

Published: June 2013
15. Sarker, MAR, and Alam, K (2013) "Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Services in Rajshahi City, Bangladesh" Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, [SJR: Q4 ] vol. 10(2), pp. 11-16.

Published: March 2013
16. Sarker, MAR, Alam, K, Gow, J (2012) "Exploring the Relationship between Climate Change and Rice Yield in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Time Series Data" Agricultural Systems, [SJR: Q1] vol. 112, pp. 11-16.

Published: July 2012
17. Sarker, MAR and Hossain, MA (2012) "Unit root and co-integration properties of health care expenditure and GDP for Bangladesh" Social Science Journal, vol. 17

Published: May 2012
18. Sarker, MAR and Hossain, MA (2011) "An empirical investigation of the nexus between economic growth and CO2 emissions in Bangladesh" Social Science Journal,vol. 16

Published: June 2011
19. Sarker, MAR, and Alam, K (2010) "Nexus between Electricity Generation and Economic Growth in Bangladesh" Asian Social Science, vol. 6, no.12, pp. 16-22.

Published: December 2010
20. Hossain, MA, Khalek, MA and Sarker, MAR (2010) "Wagner’s Law: An Econometric Evaluation for Bangladesh" Bangladesh Economic Studies, Vol. 4 (2)

Published: January 2010
21. Khalek, MA, Sarker, MAR, Ahasan, MN, and Mondal, AKHGR (2008) "Determinants of Health Care Expenditure in Bangladesh" Journal of Business Studies, Southeast University,Vol. 4 (2)

Published: September 2008
22. Islam, TS and Sarker, MAR (2003) "A Study of Livestock and Poultry Population and Production in North Western Bangladesh" Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 18(1)

Published: June 2003


1. Alauddin, M., Sarker, MAR, Islam, Z.(2018) "Managing agricultural water use with alternate wetting and drying (AWD): towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6" 5th World Conference on Climate Change, London, UK

Published: October 2018
2. Sarker, MAR, Alam, K., Gow, J. (2012) "A comparison of the effects of climate change on Aus, Aman and Boro rice yields in Bangladesh: Evidence from panel data" Proceedings of the 41st Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne, Australia

Published: July 2012

Microeconomics 1

1st Year (First Semester)


Environmental Economics and Policy



Resource and Environmental Economics



Bangladesh Economy

Institute of Bangladesh Studies


Previous Teaching Areas

Industrial Economics, Resource and Environmental Economics, Public Finance, Project Appraisal, Bangladesh Economy, Transport Economics, Economic Geography, History of Socialistic Development

Worked as a Reviewer for:

Ecological Economics

Climate and Development

Land Degradation and Development

Economic Analysis and Policy

Climate Policy

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management

Agricultural Economics (AgEcon)

Agriculture and Food Security

The Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge Journal)

Archives for Agronomy and Soil Science

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal