Dr. Chowdhury is a professor at the School of Economics, University of Sydney. His research program has been and continues to be shaped by the broad goal of trying to understand how development interventions influence households, particularly poor households under market imperfections. Empirical evaluation of impacts of interventions particularly that are related to technologies and infrastructures are important to him. He received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Bonn University, Germany. He is currently the co-editor of the Australasian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.