Publication of the Department - Agricultural Economics


  1. A.S. Mandal and Mike Robson (2017): “Untapped potential for agricultural development: Technological interventions in less favoured agro-ecologies of Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 38 (1&2), pp. 1-16.
  2. Saidur Rahman, M.A. S. Mandal, Kei Kajisa and H. Bhandari (2017): “Farmsize and productivity in rice farming: recent empirical evidence from Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 51-69.
  3. Saidur Rahman, M.A. S. Mandal, Kei Kajisa and H. Bhandari (2016): “Determinants of rice production inefficiency in groundwater irrigation market in Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 151-170.
  4. Ranjit K. Sarker and M.A. S. Mandal (2016): “Determinants of rural non- farm employment- empirical evidence from three villages in northern Bangladesh”. Asia Pacific Journal of Rural Development, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, pp.127- 150.
  5. Saidur Rahman and M.A. S. Mandal and H. Bhandari (2015): “Determinants of technical inefficiency of rice production in groundwater irrigation markets in Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 31, N0. 2, pp. 403-420.
  6. Ranjit Kumar Sarker and  A.S. Mandal (2014): “Farm to non-farm employment linkages and pattern: an analysis of village level survey in Bangladesh”. Journal of US- China Public Administration, Vol. 11, No.3, 2014.
  7. Nahid Sattar and M.A.S. Mandal (2014): “An empirical evaluation of Government paddy and rice procurement programme in Bangladesh: policy implications for food security”. Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, 29, No. 1, 2013, pp. 305-324.
  8. Ranjit Kumar Sarker and  A.S. Mandal (2013): “Farm and non-farm employment of rural landless households: evidence from survey data”. Bangladesh Journal of  Political Economy, Vol. 29, No.1, pp. 285-303.
  9. Razia Sultana, M.A.S. Mandal and M. Saidur Rahman (2012): “Labour migration and impact of remittances on livelihood pattern in some areas of Tangail district”, on-line International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics & Management, Vol. 2, No. 2, Issue No. 1 (January), pp. 29-32.
  10. Ashrafun Nahar, M.A.S.Mandal and M.S. Rahman (2010) “Impact of rice and wheat price changes on the poor in some selected Monga affected areas of Bangladesh: field evidence from Gaibandha district”, Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 33 (1 & 2).
  11. R. Hasan, M.A.S.Mandal and M.S.Rahman (2010): “Economics of vegetable production under contract farming”, Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture, 35 (2), pp. 13-24.
  12. K. Mandal, M.A.S.Mandal and M.S.Rahman (2009): “Production and marketing of milk in some selected areas of Serajgonj District”, The Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 32 (1&2), pp. 105-115.
  13. K. Bairagi and M.A.S. Mandal (2007): “An economic study of contract broiler farming with reference to supply chain management”, Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1 & 2, pp. 11-25.
  14. A.S.Mandal, Shubir Kanti Bairagi and Md. Saidur Rahman (2005): “Vertical integration in Bangladesh agriculture: The case of contract farming for high value food products”, Journal of Political Economy, 22 (1 & 2), 2005.
  15. A.M. Miah and M.A.S. Mandal (2004): “Small holder dairying in peri-urban areas of Bangladesh: empirical findings and policy implications”, Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research, 11(1), January-June, 2004, pp. 61-73.
  16. A. Monayem Miah, M.A.S. Mandal, S.M.Munzur Murshed and M.A. Akbar (2004): “Production and marketing of goat and goat meat in peri-urban areas of Bangladesh”, Journal of Political Economy, 20(1), June 2004, pp. 61-80.
  17. M.Manirul, M.S.Rahman and M.A.S.Mandal (2004): “Backward and forward linkages of power tiller technology: some empirical insights from an area of Bangladesh”, Journal of Political Economy, 20(1), June 2004, pp. 139-153.
  18. A.M. Miah, M.A.S. Mandal and M.A. Akbar (2004): “Efficiency of poultry marketing system in some selected peri-urban areas of Bangladesh”, Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research, 11(1), January-June, 2004, pp. 74-85.
  19. K.Roy, M.S. Rahman and M.A.S.Mandal (2004): “Backward and forward linkages of pond fish culture in some selected areas of Mymensingh district, Bangladesh”, Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries, 28(1-2), December 2004, pp.89-97.
  20. A.M.Miah, M.A.S.Mandal, M.A. Akbar and A.M.M.Tareque (2003): “A methodological study of identification and characterization of peri-urban areas for livestock research”, Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture, Vol. 27 & 28, 2002 & 2003, pp. 43-53.
  21. A.S.Mandal (2003): “Rural non-farm activities: diversity and implications for rural labour market in Bangladesh”. Employment and Labour market Dynamics- A Review of Bangladesh Development-2002, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, pp. 229-249.
  22. A.S.Mandal and R.W. Palmer-Jones (2003): “Agricultural growth and rural poverty in south Asia: lessons learnt and issues to be addressed”. In: Hossain, Moazzem, et al (ed) Bangladesh’s Development Agenda and Vision 2020-Rhetoric or Reality?. University Press Limited, Dhaka, pp. 139-59.
  23. A.S.Mandal (2003): “Trends in rural economy in Bangladesh: issues and strategies for development”. Natural Resource Management Towards Better Integration, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and DFID, Dhaka, pp.55-80.
  24. A.S.Mandal (2002): “Rural economy, agriculture and poverty reduction nexus in Bangladesh”, Journal of Political Economy, 17(2), December 2002, pp. 93-105.
  25. A.S.Mandal (2002): “Rural development policy in Bangladesh”, In: Toufique, K. Ali. & Turton, Cate. (ed.) Hands not Land: How Livelihoods are Changing in Rural Bangladesh. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, pp. 71-77.
  26. I.Khan, M.A.S.Mandal and F.A.Huda (2002): “Production and yield of HYV Boro and Aman rice: growth and trend analysis”, Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 5(4), pp. 502-5.
  27. A.S.Mandal (2002): “Higher agricultural education in Bangladesh: some relevant thoughts”, In: Hosne Ara Shahed (ed.): The Education System of Bangladesh, Suchipatra, Dhaka, pp.192-196 (Book in Bengali).
  28. A.S.Mandal (2001): “Irrigation development in Bangladesh: socioeconomic issues and evidence”, In: Intiziar Hussain and Eric Biltonen (ed.) Irrigation Against Rural Poverty: An Overview of Issues and Pro-Poor Intervention Strategies in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia. Workshop Proceedings. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 29-30.
  29. S.Rahman, M.A.S.Mandal and S.M.M.Murshed (2000): “Optimization of shallow tubewell owners’ income in a selected area of Tangail district of Bangladesh”, Economic Affairs, Vol. 45, Qtr. 4, December 2000, pp. 211-222 (India).
  30. A.S.Mandal (2000): “Dynamics of irrigation water market in Bangladesh”, In: Mandal, M.A.S. (ed) Changing Rural Economy of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Economic Association, pp. 118-128.
  31. H.Shaikh and M.A.S.Mandal (2000): “Economics of cropland agroforestry: what does the field evidence say?”, In: Mandal (ed) Changing Rural Economy of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Economic Association, pp. 108-117.
  32. A.S.Mandal (1999): “NGO and private sector participation: how far does it go to help transformation of Bangladesh agriculture?”, Farm Economy, Vol. 11 (Conference), pp. 5-26.
  33. S.Rahman, M.A.S.Mandal and M.A.Jabber (1998): “Profitability of different crops and cropping patterns in a selected area of Tangail district of Bangladesh”. Progressive Agriculture, 9  (1&2), pp. 201-207.
  34. A.S.Mandal (1998): "Economics of jute in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, 14(2), pp. 93-99.
  35. A. Siddiqui and M.A.S.Mandal (1996): “Economics of Japanese quail farming in Dhaka Metropolitan city“, Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 19(1&2), pp. 71-84.
  36. Badiuzzaman, S.C.Dutta and M.A.S.Mandal (1996): “Decision making in selecting crops in an average farm”, Economic Affairs, 41(1), pp. 45-50 (India).
  37. A.S.Mandal and W.M.H.Jaim (1996): "Profitability of irrigated crop production under minor irrigation", Study on Privatization of Minor Irrigation in Bangladesh, International Irrigation Management Institute, Sri Lanka, pp. 97-105.
  38. M.H.Jaim, M.A.S.Mandal and D.E.Parker (1996): "Deep Tubewells after privatization", Study on Privatization of Minor Irrigation in Bangladesh, International Irrigation Management Institute, Sri Lanka, pp. 63-96.
  39. A.S.Mandal, W.M.H.Jaim and D.E. Parker (1996): "Pump level performance of minor irrigation: STWs and LLPs", Study on Privatization of Minor Irrigation in Bangladesh, International Irrigation Management Institute, Sri Lanka, pp. 31-62.
  40. A.S.Mandal (1995): “Challenges for the agricultural economists in the coming decades”. Farm Economy, 10 (Conference issue), pp.165-172.
  41. A.S.Mandal and D.E.Parker (1995): Evolution and Implications of Decreased Public Involvement in  Minor Irrigation Management in Bangladesh,  Research Report Series on Locally Managed Irrigation, Report No. 11, International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI),  Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  42. Badiuzzaman, M.A.S.Mandal and S.C.Dutta (1995): "Profitability of some improved cropping patterns in a high and medium high land area of Tangail district", Journal of Rural Development, 25(2), pp. 37-50.
  43. A.S.Mandal (1995): “Irrigation water market for diversified crops”, In: Mandal and Dutta (ed.) Crop Diversification- Findings from a Field Research Programme. University Press Limited, Dhaka, pp. 101-112.
  44. A.S.Mandal (1994): "Water use conflicts in flood control, drainage and irrigation projects in Bangladesh", Grassroots, 3(12).
  45. A.S.Mandal and S.C.Dutta (1993): "Irrigation for crop diversification in rice-based systems in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Development Studies, 21(3), Special Issue, pp.91-100.
  46. Akteruzzaman, M.A.S.Mandal and M.T.H.Miah (1993): "Productivity and equity performance of deep tubewell irrigation under different management systems in         Chandina of Comilla District", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 16(1), pp. 77-88.
  47. T.H.Miah and M.A.S.Mandal (1993): "Economics of minor irrigation projects: a case of four regions of Bangladesh", In Biswas and Mandal (ed.) Irrigation Management for Crop Diversification in Bangladesh, University Press Limited, Dhaka, pp.152‑165.
  48. A.S.Mandal and M.T.H.Miah (1993): "Profitability of irrigated and non‑irrigated crops", In Biswas and Mandal (ed.) Irrigation Management or Crop Diversification in Bangladesh, University Press Limited, Dhaka, pp.166‑ 181.
  49. A.S.Mandal (1993): "Design of research on physical, technical and socioeconomic aspects of irrigation management for crop diversification", In Biswas and Mandal (ed.) Irrigation Management for Crop Diversification, University Press Limited, Dhaka, pp. 30‑40.
  50. A.S.Mandal (1993): "Groundwater irrigation in Bangladesh: access, competition and performance", In: Friedrich Kahnert and Gilbert Levine (ed.) Groundwater Irrigation and the Rural Poor‑ Options for Development  in the  Gangetic Basin, The World Bank, Washington D.C., pp.73‑81 (USA).
  51. T.H.Miah and M.A.S.Mandal (1992): "Groundwater irrigation technology for crop diversification in Bangladesh: some empirical evidence", Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, 12(1), pp.72-82.
  52. M.A.S.Mandal (2002): Linking Agricultural Research and Rural Livelihoods in Bangladesh, a synthesis paper published by DFID- Bangladesh, British High Commission, Dhaka.
  53. A.S.Mandal, M.A.Ghani and M.M.Huq (1992): "Management arrangements for accommodating non‑rice crops in rice‑based irrigation systems in Bangladesh", In: S.M.Miranda and A.R.Maglinao (ed.) Management Arrangements for Accommodating Non‑rice Crops in Rice‑based Systems, International Irrigation Management Institute, Sri Lanka, pp. 11‑24.
  54. K.Deb, M.A.S.Mandal and M.M.Dey (1991): "Impact of new technology on roduction variability in Bangladesh agriculture", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 14(2), pp.27‑50.
  55. K.Hasan, M.T.H.Miah and M.A.S.Mandal (1991): "Returns from power tiller utilization in Bangladesh: an analysis of farm level data", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 14(1), pp.87‑97.
  56. K.Deb, M.M.Dey and M.A.S.Mandal (1991): "Changes in crop production and their sources in Bangladesh agriculture", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 14(1), pp. 1‑18.
  57. M.M.Murshed, M.A.Jabbar and M.A.S.Mandal (1991):"Labour absorption and surplus labour in the crop sector of Bangladesh agriculture, 1967 to 1979‑82", In: Mosharaff Hossain (ed.) Agriculture in Bangladesh, Chapter XV, pp. 282‑293 (University Press Limited, Dhaka).
  58. Khandakar Q.I.Elahi and M.A.S.Mandal (1991): "Implementation of land reforms and agricultural labour(minimum wages) ordinances 1984‑ a closer look", Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, 11(2), pp.55‑68.
  59. A.S.Mandal (1991): "Management of irrigation  by  the landless in Bangladesh: performance and policy implication", Journal of Rural Development, 10(2), pp.199‑210. (India).
  60. C.Dutta and M.A.S.Mandal (1990): "Technical and management aspects of landless irrigation schemes", In: G.D.Wood, R.Palmer‑Jones with Q.F. Ahmed, M.A.S.Mandal and S.C.Dutta (1990) The Water Sellers, Chapter A, pp.229‑248 (Kumarian Press, Connecticut, U.S.A.).
  61. A.S.Mandal and R.Palmer‑Jones (1990): "Employment", In: G.D.Wood, R.Palmer‑Jones with Q.F.Ahmed, M.A.S.Mandal and S.C.Dutta (1990) The Water Sellers, Chapter VIII, pp.148‑181 (Kumarian Press, Connecticut, U.S.A.).
  62. A.S.Mandal (1990): "Small farmers' access  to  irrigation  schemes", In: G.D.Wood, R.Palmer‑Jones with Q.F.Ahmed, M.A.S.Mandal and S.C.Dutta (1990) The Water Sellers, Chapter V, pp.70‑80 (Kumarian Press, U.S.A.).
  63. A.S.Mandal (1989): "Declining returns from groundwater irrigation in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 12(2), pp.43‑61.
  64. S.Islam, M.A.S.Mandal and M.T.H.Miah (1989): "A comparison of returns and labour use in sugarcane production vis‑a‑vis alternative cropping pattern in a  Gur project  area of Bangladesh", Economic Affairs,  34(4), pp.265‑270.(India).
  65. A.S.Mandal (1989):" Irrigation management for diversified cropping in rice‑based systems of Bangladesh", Research Network for Irrigation Management for Diversified Cropping in Rice‑based Systems, IIMI Pub. pp.19‑31, (International Irrigation Management Institute, Sri Lanka).
  66. A.S.Mandal (1989):"Market for and returns from groundwater irrigation in Bangladesh", Land, Water and Irrigation, GOB/UNDP‑ Agricultural Sector Review, Compendium Vol.III, pp.42‑74.
  67. C.Dutta and M.A.S.Mandal (1989):"Underutilization of irrigation equipment an analysis of on‑farm data from selected case study schemes", Bangladesh Journal of Water Resources Research, 10(1), pp.1‑8.
  68. A.S.Mandal, S.C.Dutta, A.Khair and M.R.Biswas (1988): "Feasibility of irrigation canal liningsin Bangladesh", International Journal of Water Resources Development, 4(3), pp.169‑175. (U.K.).
  69. A.S.Mandal (1987):"Benefit‑cost evaluation of shallow tubewell irrigation in West Bengal‑ a case study: some relevant issues", Economic Affairs, 32(3), pp. 189‑196 (India).
  70. W.Palmer‑Jones and M.A.S.Mandal (1987):"Irrigation groups in Bangladesh" Irrigation Management Network, 87/2c, pp.1‑34 (ODI/IIMI, London, U.K.).
  71. A.S.Mandal (1987):"Imperfect institutional innovation for irrigation management in Bangladesh", Irrigation and Drainage Systems, 1(3), pp.239‑258. (Netherlands).
  72. A.S.Mandal (1986):"Non‑repayment of bank loans and rental charges for irrigation equipment in Bangladesh: a case of bureaucratic and political inefficiency trap?", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 9(2), pp.67‑84.
  73. A.S.Mandal (1986):"Development of small‑scale irrigation in Bangladesh", Public Intervention in  Farmer‑ Managed  Irrigation Systems, IIMI No.86/21, pp.131‑147 (International Irrigation Management Institute,  Sri Lanka).
  74. A.S.Mandal (1985): "Comparative evaluation of different lift irrigation technologies under different management approaches", Methodologies to Evaluate the Irrigation Systems, BARC‑IADS‑ FORD FOUNDATION, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 1985, pp.206‑218.
  75. A.S.Mandal (1984): "Adequacy and relevance of the undergraduate curriculum for Agricultural Economics at the Bangladesh Agricultural University", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 7(1), pp.73‑83.
  76. A.S.Mandal (1983): "Increasing employment opportunities in Bangladesh agriculture: problems and prospects", Farm Economy, 4(1), pp.21‑32.
  77. J.Jackson, M.A.S.Mandal and I.D.Carruthers (1983): "Land ownership and management studies: a note on rapid data collection", Farm Management Notes for Asia and the Far East, FAO Regular Issue No.7, pp.1‑5 (Thailand).
  78. A.S.Mandal (1982): "Socio‑economic constraints in selected irrigation projects", in M.R.Biswas and M.A.S.Mandal (ed.) On‑Farm Irrigation Water Management Problems, Research Monograph‑2, Bureau of Socioeconomic Research and Training, BAU, Mymensingh, pp.17‑44.
  79. A.Jabbar, M.A.S.Mandal and K.K.Elahi (1980): "Usufructuary land mortgage: a process contributing to growing landlessness in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 3(2), pp.1‑20.
  80. A.S.Mandal (1980): "Farm size, tenure and productivity in an area of Bangladesh", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 3(2), pp.21‑42.
  81. A.Jabbar and M.A.S.Mandal (1980): "A survey in weights and land measurement units used in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural  Economics, 3(1), pp.101‑114.
  82. A.S.Mandal (1980): "Seasonality of farm labour use in an area of Mymensingh district", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 3(1), pp.51‑76.
  83. A.S.Mandal (1978): "Hand pump irrigation in Bangladesh‑ comment", Bangladesh Development Studies, 6(1), pp.111‑114.
  84. A.S.Mandal (1975): "Land tenurial arrangement and fertilizer use", Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2(2), pp.185‑188.