Ishtiaque Fazlul

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri


I am an applied microeconomist working on topics related to health and education. Some of the research topics I am currently working on include the measurement of student poverty and disadvantage in the US, the determinants of Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam-taking behavior, and the coverage impacts of the ACA in the Trump era.

Before starting my current job as a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics Department at University of Missouri, I finished my PhD in Economics from Georgia State University in 2020 where I also worked as a graduate research assistant for the Georgia Policy Labs (GPL), a collaboration between Georgia State University and a number of government agencies and school districts to promote evidence-based policy development. Prior to the PhD program, I worked for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) as a research associate on several academic research projects. Before that, I received a Master's and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  • Datta, B. K., Husain, M. J., & Fazlul, I. (2020). Tobacco control and household tobacco consumption: A tale of two educational groups. Health Economics. (Link)

  • Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, Daniela Zapata, and Ishtiaque Fazlul. (2019). The Three Year Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Disparities in Insurance Coverage. Health Services Research, 54(S1): 307-316. (Link)

  • Courtemanche, Charles, Ishtiaque Fazlul, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata. “The Impact of the ACA on Insurance Coverage Disparities after Four Years” Ch. 3 in Current Issues in Medicaid: Enrollment, Eligibility, and Politics, ed. Daniel Lanford. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. (Link)

Working Papers

  • Ishtiaque Fazlul, Todd Jones, Jonathan Smith, "College Credit on the Table? Advanced Placement Course and Exam Taking", R & R (Link)

  • Ishtiaque Fazlul, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, and Cheng Qian, "Estimating test-score growth with a gap year in the data", Under Review (Link)

  • Charles Courtemanche, Ishtiaque Fazlul, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata "The Affordable Care Act’s Coverage Impacts in the Trump Era", Under Review

  • Puneet Arora, Ishtiaque Fazlul, and Tareena Musaddiq "Can recognition nudge for teachers and principals improve student performance? Evidence from a field experiment in India.", Under Review

  • Ishtiaque Fazlul “Inter-generational Effects of Education on Health: Evidence from a Secondary School Stipend Program” (Link)

External Grants

  • Co-PI (with Rachel Anderson, Alexandra Ball, Cory Koedel, and Eric Parsons). Walton Family Foundation. Measuring Student Disadvantage in the Era of the Community Eligibility Provision (18 months, $146,000)

Policy Papers

  • Fazlul, I., Jones, T. R., & Smith, J. (2020). Taking Advanced Placement Courses but Not the Exam. Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE), Georgia Policy Labs. (Link)

  • Ishtiaque Fazlul, Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, and Cheng Qian, "Bridging the Covid Divide: How States Can Measure Student Achievement Growth in the Absence of 2020 Test Scores." (2020). (Link)