Muhammad Farhan Majid
Muhammad Farhan Majid is currently currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Health and Social Policy at McGill University. He completed a dual M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Economics (major) and Mathematics (minor), from Washington University in St. Louis and PhD in the Economics Department at the University of California, Riverside. In his job market paper, he utilizes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of religious fasting, as a natural experiment to identify the persistent effects of in utero nutrition on several stages of the life cycle with an emphasis on adult labor market outcomes. Another co-authored paper deals with effects of war on stocks of human capital. His dissertation has been supported by the Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health and Development (2011-2013). In general, his research interests involve understanding the determinants and consequences of human development from an applied microeconomics perspective with a focus on developing societies, including Muslim majority countries.