Mazba is a risk and decision-focused economist, currently working with Citi's Global Model Risk team. He has extensive experience in risk assessment, decision analytics, and consumer behaviors based on economics, financial, experimental, and behavioral modeling frameworks. His expertise spans statistical/econometric, mixed-method, predictive/forecasting, and related machine learning models and GenAI tools to identify trends, anomalies, driving factors, and model risks to reveal data-driven efficient business decisions and growth strategies.

Recently, he developed an experimental framework on consumer valuation of and attitudes towards experience goods (e.g., credit card, health insurance); method and system for peoples’ risk elicitation task; decision-making processes under groupthink; composite feature encoding technique for predictive ML models; and happiness and financial/public health program enrollment decisions among US adults. His recent work investigates mental model-based repeated multifaceted intervention design to improve preventive health behaviors; science education, people's perceptions, and pro-environmental attitudes in the USA; household smoke-exposure risks; and the impact of health education on preventive health behaviors and outcomes. 

Mazba has published widely on topics ranging from choice under risk and uncertainty, macroeconomic policies, environmental and public health economics-related issues in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and the USA. His research has appeared in leading journals and conferences, including The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Energy Policy, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, The Lancet Global Health, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (details at Google Scholar, GitHub, & Harvard Dataverse).

Mazba received his PhD from the University of NebraskaLincoln, USA for his work on behavioral economics of people's decision-making processes; and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics. He previously worked as a research fellow for a FAO-UN project and as a senior economics researcher at the Centre for Policy Dialogue. He served on the editorial boards of the journals Data in Brief, BMC Research Notes, and Environmental Health Insights. He reviewed articles for top international journals and conferences, including The Lancet, AAEA, and APHA.

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