Ahmad started his Ph.D. studies in August 2017.
Before coming to the Agricultural Economics department at Purdue University, Ahmad Zia Wahdat worked as an economic consultant for the impact evaluation unit (DIME) at the World Bank. He has also worked in research roles at the Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management. Ahmad has an M.S. Economics degree from Tufts University, and a B.A. Honors in Economics from Oberlin College.
Ahmad’s research experience has been in the political economy of South Asia, corporate finance, agricultural technology adoption, and rural roads & markets. His current research interests are in applied microeconomics and behavioral economics, i.e., to understand the effects of disasters on individuals’ or families’ consumption decision-making.