Mahreen Khan

Mahreen Khan is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Her research focuses on studying labor and household outcomes in the context of transnational migration with an emphasis on the role of migrant social networks and intermediaries. She has contributed to policy papers on the issue of forced and economic migration. She also conducted research in the area of workers’ voice and rights in context of developing countries. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked as Senior Economic Adviser for the government of the Netherlands in Bangladesh, focusing on issues of labor organization and decent work conditions in the textile and apparel sector in Bangladesh. She conducted large-scale impact evaluations at Innovations for Poverty Action for projects based in Bangladesh, Nepal and Uganda. Ms. Khan received her master’s in Analysis and Policy Economics from the Paris School of Economics in 2012 and holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Management Science from MIT. She has extensive working experience in diverse professional and cultural settings in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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