Nizamul Islam


  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval


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Research summary

Dr. Nizamul Islam studied at the School of Economics and Commercial Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he obtained his doctorate (2006) in economics. At the University of Gothenburg, Dr. Nizamul also served as a research fellow (2006-2007) and worked with a model of the fuel market that needs to have both a demand equation and a tax setting equation. Since 2007, he has been a researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio Economic Research (LISER). He specializes in behavioral Micro simulation, and has expertise in Discrete Choice Labor supply model, Optimal Taxation, Poverty dynamics. Since 2019, he has been country (Luxembourg) coordinator of Tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union (EUROMOD). Dr. Nizamul has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) for 2017-2020. He has particular expertise in software programming and econometric computing for model analysis. Jointly with Professor Lennart Flood, he has developed a behavioral microsimulation model for Luxembourg ’LuxTaxBen’. His publication record includes Economic modelling, Empirical economics, Economic letters, Applied Economics Letters, The Japanese Economic Review, Brussels economic review, and International journal of micro-simulation.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics and business, PhD, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND LAW, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Award Date: 1 May 2006

External positions

Visiting Fellow , European Commission - DG Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD)

1 Sept 201730 Sept 2020

Invited lecturer, University of Ghana, Department of economics


Invited lecturer, National Academy for Planning and Development, Ministry of Planning, Dhaka


Research Fellow, University of Gothenburg

1 Sept 200631 Aug 2007

Financial Analyst (Senior Officer), Sonali Bank

1 Sept 199512 Oct 2000


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