Dr. Md. Abdus Salam
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh.
Email: salamecon@bsmrau.edu.bd
Cell Phone: +8801912766919
Office: +8809612962275 (or 2275)
web: https://bsmrau.edu.bd/salamecon 


Present Position
Professor & Head
Department of Agricultural Economics
Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
BSMRAU, Gazipur-1706
Provost, Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Hall, BSMRAU, Gazipur -1706 

Previous Professional Position held

  1. Associate Director, International Affairs, BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh     01/07/2022 – 31/07/2023
  2. Head, Department of Agricultural Co-operatives and Finance, BSMRAU       01/05/2021 – 28/02/2022     
  3. Assistant Provost, Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Hall, BSMRAU, Gazipur       01/07/2017 – 20/09/2017
  4. House Tutor, Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Hall, BSMRAU, Gazipur               01/04/2012 – 31/03/2014





PhD, Nagoya University, Japan (March, 2023)
MS, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh (2005-2006)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (Honours), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh ( 2001 -2004)

Professional Experiences

Professor, BSMRAU (From April 2023  )
Associate Professor, BSMRAU (From January 2019 to April 2023 )
Assistant Professor, BSMRAU (From April 2013 to January  2019)
Lecturer, BSMRAU (From April  2011 to April 2013) 
Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (From July 10, 2007 to April 04, 2011)

Research Interest

Agricultural Economics, Impact Analysis, Propensity Score matching, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Development Economics

Course Affiliation

Introductory Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, Agricultural Policy and Planning, Agricultural Production Economics, Applied Econometrics (Undergraduate Level) 
Econometrics I, Agricultural Production Economics (Graduate level)


MS Thesis: Agribusiness of Fish Farm in Bangladesh: The Case of Some Commercial Fish Farms.

PhD Thesis: Stochastic Frontier Analysis of Rice Farms in Bangladesh      



Year 2023
  1. Salam M. A. and  Anik A. R. (2023). Social safety nets and productivity outcomes: Evidence and implications for Bangladeshi rice growers , Asian Economic Journal, 37(3), pp 401-428.  https://doi.org/10.1111/asej.12310 
  2. Sarker, M. N. I.Salam, M. A.,Firdaus, R. B. R. (2023). Do female labor-migrated households have lower productivity? Empirical evidence from rural rice farms in BangladeshGrowth and Change120https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12691
  3. Salam M. A., Rahman S., Anik A. R., and Sharna S. C. (2023). Exploring competitiveness of surface water versus ground water irrigation and their impacts on rice productivity and efficiency: An empirical analysis from Bangladesh, Agricultural Water Management, Volume 283, 108298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2023.108298.
  4. Salam, M.A., Sarker, M.N.I. & Khan, M.A.R. (2023). Exploring the Role of Planting Scale on Productivity and Efficiency: The Case of Rice Farms in Bangladesh. International Journal of Plant Production, 17(2), 205-218.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s42106-022-00229-w
  5. Salam, M. A., & Sarker, M. N. I. (2023). Impact of hybrid variety adoption on the performance of rice farms in Bangladesh: A propensity score matching approach. World Development Sustainability, 2, 100042.                           DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wds.2023.100042
Year 2022
  1. Sharna, S.C., Anik, A.R., Rahman, S., Salam, M.A. (2022). Impact of Social, Institutional and Environmental Factors on the Adoption of Sustainable Soil Management Practices: An Empirical Analysis from Bangladesh. Land 2022,11, 2206. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/land11122206
  2. Salam, M. A. (2022). Exploring the seasonal yield variability, production risk and efficiency: the case of rice farms in Bangladesh. Heliyon, 8(9), e10559. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e10559
  3. Salam, M. A. (2022). Regional technical efficiency and technology gap differences: The empirical evidence from rice farms in Bangladesh. Economics Bulletin42(2), 771-787. http://www.accessecon.com/includes/CountdownloadPDF.aspx?PaperID=EB-22-00066 
Year 2021
  1. Salam, M. A., Sarker, M. N. I., & Sharmin, S. (2021). Do organic fertilizer impact on yield and efficiency of rice farms? Empirical evidence from Bangladesh. Heliyon, 7(8), e07731. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07731
Year 2020
  1. Sarker, M. N. I., Yang, B., Tingzhi, W., Chakrovorty, A., Salam, M. A., & Huda, N. (2020). Impacts of internal migration on poverty alleviation in Bangladesh. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies11(11), 1-8.
Year 2019
  1. Sarker, M. N. I., Islam, M. S., Ali, M. A., Islam, M. S., Salam, M. A., & Mahmud, S. H. (2019). Promoting digital agriculture through big data for sustainable farm management. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies25(4), 1235-1240.
Year 2018
  1. Sarker, J. R., & Salam, M. A. (2018). Economics and variety adoption of tuberose: A farm level survey in Bangladesh, African Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(45), 2579-2586.
Year 2017
  1. Anik A.R. and Salam, M.A. (2017). Assessing and explaining vegetable growers’ efficiency in the south-eastern hilly districts of Bangladesh, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 22(4), 680-695. 
  2. A.R. Anik, M. A. Salam and S. Rahman (2017), Drivers of production and efficiency of onion cultivation in Bangladesh. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 23 (1): 34–41.
Year 2015
  1. AR Anik and MA Salam (2015), Determinants of adoption of improved onion variety in Bangladesh. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 109(1):71-88.
  2. M. A. Salam and M. Kamruzzaman (2015), Comparative and competitive advantage of soybean cultivation in Noakhali and Laxmipur District of Bangladesh, Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University. 13(2): 265–272, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v13i2.28798
  1. R A Begum, M A Salam and AKM Khairul Alam (2014), Socio-economic Impact of using Farm Machineries on Changing Livelihood pattern of the Agricultural Women Labourer in Northern Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh Rural Development Studies. 17(1):137-150.
  2. M. A. Salam and M. A. Monayem Miah (2013), Socio-Economic Assessment of Oilseed Crops Production in Bangladesh. Annals of BangladeshAgriculture. 17(1&2):241-262.
  3. M. A. Salam, M. A. Rashid and M. A. Muktadir (2012), Economics Assessment of Mustard and Groundnut Production in Selected Areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture. 37(1):1-10.
  4. M. A. Salam, M. M. H. Khurram, M.S Rahman, S.M. Moniruzzaman and S. Hossain (2011), The Economics of Sesame Production in Two Selected Areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture. 36(1):117-129.
  5. M A Monayem Miah, M Akter, M M H Khurram, M A Salam and M A Uddin (2010), Adoption of BARI Mustard Technology in Selected Areas of Bangladesh. Eco-friendly Agril. J, 3(3): 123-130.
  6. S. Rahman, M. A. Matin, S. Hossain, M. R. Karim and M. A. Salam(2010), An Economic Study of Mango Cultivation in Chapainawabganj and Dinajpur District of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture Research, 35(4): 621-630.
  7. S.M Moniruzzaman, S.A. Sabur, M. Mahbubul Islam, M.A Salam & M. Ali Alamgir (2009). Marketing Channels, Participant’s Characteristics and Functions of Intermediaries of Raw Jute Marketing from Farmers to Foreign Buyer. Bangladesh Journal of Jute and Fibre Research. 29(1-2): 47-57.
  8. Salam M. A, S.A Sabur, M.R Hasan, S.M. Moniruzzaman & R.A. Begum (2008), Fish Marketing System in Mymensingh District: The case of some commercial fish Farms. International Journal of Bioresearch. 4(1):61-69.
  9. Salam M. A, S.A Sabur, S.M. Moniruzzaman, R.A. Begum & M.R Hasan (2008), Economic Analysis of Commercial Fish Farm in Selected Areas of Mymensingh District, Bangladesh, International Journal of Bioresearch. 4(4):89-94.
  10. S.M Moniruzzaman, S.A. Sabur, M. Mahbubul Islam, M.A Salam & M. Ali Alamgir (2008). Raw jute marketing system in Bangladesh: An economic overview. International Journal of sustainable Agricultural Technology. 4(3): 62-68.
  11. M.S. Rahman, S. Rahman, M Akter A.N.M Mamun & MA Salam (2008), Upliftment of Rural Women Through Small Scale layer Farming in Selected Areas of Nilphamari District, International Journal of Bioresearch. 4(5): 57-61.