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Tanzir Chowdhury

Consultant

Tanzir’s work at Eunomia mainly focuses on statistical and econometric analysis, impact evaluation, cost-benefit analysis (CBA), and economic policy design and assessment.

Tanzir is highly proficient in advanced econometric modelling techniques involving cross-section, time-series and panel data. He also has a vast experience of working with various data analysis and econometric software packages such as R, Stata, SAS, Matlab and SPSS.

 

Recent Experience

Tanzir recently worked as an economist and econometrician in a Defra Project on the PRN system. Eunomia produced a number of short briefing notes on PRN market structure, responsiveness to price signals, and the impacts of this regulatory mechanism on information revelation. Tanzir has analysed the price volatility and market liquidity in the PRN markets, using advanced time-series econometric techniques such as ARIMAX and GARCH models. He was also involved in analysing the information asymmetry and incentive structures in the PRN system using a Mechanism Design approach.

Tanzir worked as an econometrician in a project for CIWM and ESA on the structure and operation of markets for trading in recyclates. In this research project Eunomia was commissioned to examine the options for developing price risk management mechanisms and strategies that have the most potential to be applied to Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) markets to improve their functioning. Tanzir was involved in analysing the potential for price risk management through various financial instruments and derivatives, as well as through other ad-hoc risk-sharing contract mechanisms.

Tanzir has most recently been working as the lead modeller in a project for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on analysing the cost effectiveness of interventions delivered by local authorities to reduce road-traffic related emissions. As a part of this project he is developing a modelling toolkit for estimating the health and non-health related impacts of various interventions to reduce transport related air pollution.

Other projects which he has recently worked on include:

  • Study on Assessing the Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) Potential in 28 EU Member States (DG Environment)
  • Review of European Waste Targets (DG Environment)
  • Waste Assessment in the South East of Europe (DG Environment)
  • Review of European Waste Targets (DG Environment)
  • Further Development of the European Reference Model on Municipal Waste Management (DG Environment)
  • Implementation Report covering the Harmonised Directives, the Batteries Directive and the Waste Shipment Regulation (DG Environment)
  • The Broader Economic Justification of Sewerage Schemes (UKWIR)
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services Pilot Research Project (Defra)

 

 Previous Experience

Tanzir joined Eunomia in November 2014 while undertaking his PhD in Economics at the University of Warwick. His research focus was on dynamic general equilibrium modelling in financial asset markets. Tanzir also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Economics from University College London and an MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, India. In all these educational degrees, his primary focus was on advanced econometric modelling and economic policy analysis.

Prior to joining Eunomia, Tanzir had years of experience (working in four different countries) in economics research, teaching and consultancy in organisations such as the University of Warwick, University College London, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), BRAC University and GE Capital. While working at SANDEE and BRAC University, Tanzir led a research project on estimating the health benefits of reducing vehicular air pollution with panel household survey data using advanced random-effects econometric models.