Nudrat Faria Shreya

Economist

Nudrat is an economist at Limestone Analytics with experience in empirical economic analysis, gender and financial inclusion, and climate change. Nudrat’s research focuses on the social impact of microcredit, including child school enrolment and marriage-related outcomes, the effects of debt on psycho-social wellbeing, and the role of credit in mitigating flood-related shocks. In addition to Limestone projects, she is presently working with Professor Niaz Asadullah and Dr. Zaki Wahhaj on the impact of microcredit on women’s economic participation for a UNU-WIDER project on ‘Women’s Work: Routes to Social and Economic Empowerment’. Furthermore, she is a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh where she is working on the impact of COVID-19 recovery policy of the Central Bank on SMEs sustainability in Bangladesh.

Prior to her Ph.D., Nudrat was the deputy manager at Grameen Telecom Trust, Bangladesh. Her work revolved around microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and the livelihoods of the poor in developing countries.

Nudrat has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kent. Prior to that, she was a Commonwealth Shared Scholar at the University of Warwick, the UK where she obtained an MSc in Economics.

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics (2020)
    University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • M.Sc. Economics (2014)
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • B.Sc. Economics and Finance (2013)
    North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh