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Sayema Haque Bidisha

Associate Professor

Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Tel: +88 (0) 1813254771

Email:sayemabidisha@gmail.com

URL: www.du.ac.bd

 

Summary of Experience:

Dr. Sayema Haque Bidisha is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. She did her bachelors as well as masters from the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and MSc. from the University of Bath, UK. She obtained PhD in Labour Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research interest lies on labour economics, development economics, population economics and microeconometrics. Her work involves both empirical analysis as well as policy focused research with emphasis on developing countries. In the context of Bangladesh, she worked on a number of research projects on labour market, gender and women empowerment, migration and remittance earning, credit and food security, population and development, economic growth and exchange rate movements, labour market participation, skill and education, demographic dividend and youth population etc. In addition, Dr. Bidisha has also worked closely with the Government of Bangladesh in preparing various policy documents and government flagship objects. In particular, she was actively engaged in drafting a number of chapters of the 6th Five Year Plan of Bangladesh (e.g. Education and Training, Agriculture, Health and Nutrition) as well as of its monitoring exercise. She has worked with several international as well as national organizations e.g. the World Bank, IDRC, ILO, FAO, Asia Foundation etc. and has published a number of articles/book chapters in peer reviewed publications both home and abroad.   

 

Education: 

PhD in Economics  School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK (2009).

MSc., Economics University of Bath, UK (2003).

MSS, Economics (1st class) University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2000).

BSS, Economics (1st class with Honors), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1998).

 

Work Experience:                                         

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: 12/2013-till date.
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada: 01/2014-05/2014.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: 11/2009-11/2013.
  • Part-time Lecturer of Economics, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: 01/2012-06/2012.
  • Part-time Lecturer of Economics, Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: 04/2010-09/2010.
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: 10/2003-10/2009.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Economics, University of Nottingham: 10/2006-05/2009.
  • Part-time Lecturer of Economics, Department of History, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: 11/2000-08/2002.
  • Research Analyst, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) unit, World Bank: 10/2000-06/2002.

Teaching Experience:

  • As an Associate Professor (University of Dhaka): Advanced Econometrics I (4th year undergrad):  2015, 2016, 2017; Advanced Econometrics II (4th year undergrad): 2015, 2016; Labour Economics (3rd year undergrad): 2015, 2016. Also taught Applied Econometrics: MEC 507 (2006) as part of MEcon program for professionals.
  • As a Visiting Scholar (Concordia University, Canada): Labour Economics (ECON 381); Income Distribution and Economic Inequality (ECON 497): Winter 2013-14.
  • As an Assistant Professor (University of Dhaka): Applied Economics and Public Policy (2nd year undergrad): 2009, 2010; Economic Modeling and Forecasting (MSS): 2010; Applied Econometrics (3rd year undergrad): 2011, 2012; Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics (4th year undergrad): 2012; Development Economics (MSS): 2012, 2013.
  • As a Short Term Lecturer (Bureau of Economic Research, University of Dhaka): Advanced Training on Econometric Analysis for Bangladesh Bank Officials: April 2010, June 2010, February 2011, July 2012, January 2013.
  • As a Graduate Teaching Assistant (University of Nottingham): Introduction to Microeconomics (1st year undergrad): 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Industrial Economics (1st year undergrad): 2009.
  • As a Lecturer (University of Dhaka): Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (4th year undergrad), Public Economics (3rd year undergrad), Money and Banking (4th year undergrad): 2003, 2004, 2005.
  • As a Part-time Teacher (University of Dhaka): Principles of Economics and Economic thoughts: 2001, 2002 (Department of History, University of Dhaka); Principles of Economics and Economic Institutions: 2010 (Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka); Principles of Economics: 2012 (Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka).

Research:

Research Fields:

Labour Economics, Development Economics, Agriculture Economics, Applied Econometrics.

PhD Thesis:

Labour Market Experience of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the UK.

Published Journal Articles/Book Chapters:

 

Razzaque, M.A,, Bidisha, S. H. and Khondker, B.H. (2017) “The Exchange Rate and Economic Growth: An Empirical Assessment on Bangladesh”,  Journal of South Asian Development, vol. 12, issue 1.

 

Bidisha S. H. and Khondker B. H. (2017) “Does Agricultural Credit Help in Raising agricultural Production? Empirical Evidences from Bangladesh”, chapter 17 in Raihan, S. (ed) Let’s Think Aloud, Shall We?, SANEM Publication: Dhaka [ISBN: 978-984-34-2254-5].

 

Raihan, S., Bidisha, S. H. and Ifteakhar, N. (2017) “Does Rise in Per Capita Income in South Asia Promote Female Labor Force Participation?” chapter 61 in Raihan, S. (ed) Let’s Think Aloud, Shall We?, SANEM Publication: Dhaka [ISBN: 978-984-34-2254-5].

 

Bidisha S.H. et al. (2017) “Role of Credit in Food Security and Dietary Diversity in Bangladesh”. Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 53, pp. 33-45.

 

Bidisha, S. H. et al. (2016) “Returns to Agricultural Microcredit: Quasi Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh”. Bangladesh Development Studies, vol. 38, no. 4.

 

Bidisha, S.H. et al. (2016) “Fostering Systems Thinking for Youth Leading Environmental Change: Multinational Exploration”. Ecopsychology. vol 8, no. 3.

 

Bidisha, S.H. et al. (2016) “The Youth Leading Environmental Change Project: A Mixed Method Longitudinal Study across Six Countries”. Ecopsychology. vol 8, no. 3.

 

Uddin, G.S., Bidisha, S.H. & Ozturk, I. (2016) “Carbon Emissions, Energy Consumption and Economic Growth Relationship in Sri Lanka”, Energy Resources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 282-287.

 

Raihan, S., Bidisha, S.H. and Jahan, I. (2016) "Unpacking Unpaid Labor in Bangladesh", Chapter 5 in Raihan, S. (ed), Structural Change and Dynamics of Labor Markets in Bangladesh: Studies on Labor and Employment, SANEM.

 

Mahmud, S. and Bidisha, S.H. (2016) "Female Labor Market Participation in Bangladesh: Structural Changes and Determinants of Labor Supply”, Chapter 4 in Raihan, S. (ed), Structural Change and Dynamics of Labor Markets in Bangladesh: Studies on Labor and Employment, SANEM.

 

Bidisha, S. H. and Jahan, I. (2015). “Women’s Unrecognized Work and the Impact of Awareness Raising Programme”, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha [ISBN: 978-984-91120-1-3].

 

Bidisha, S. H. and Jahan, I. (2015). “Orthnitite Narir Osikrito Obodan o Narir khamotayone Sochetonota Briddhi Karjokromer Probhab” in vol. 11, no. 21, Naari O Progoti, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha [ISSN: 2313-0040].

 

Robert, E., Hajizadeh, M., El-Bialy, R., and Bidisha, S. H. (2014) “Globalization and the Diffusion of Ideas: Why We Should Acknowledge the Roots of Mainstream Ideas in Global Health”, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 7-9.

 

Islam, M. and Bidisha, S. H. (2013) “Population and Development Issues in Bangladesh”, Dhaka University Studies, University of Dhaka, vol. 68, no. 1.

 

Bidisha, S. H. (2013) “Occupational Attainment of Male Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the UK”, International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 64-77.

 

Bidisha, S. H., Das, A. and Mcfarlane, A. (2013) “Microeconometric Analysis of Earnings Mobility of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities: Evidence from the UK”, Journal for Labor Market Research, vol. 46, issue 1, pp 35-42.

 

Razzaque, M. A. and Bidisha, S. H. (2012) “Microfinance and Women Empowerment: An Econometric Investigation”, Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Special Issue on Microfinance, ISSN 1529-0905, pp. 11-29.

 

Bidisha, S. H. (2012) “Human Development Progress and Prospects”, chapter 9 in Leading Issues in Bangladesh Development, edited by Ahmed, S., University Press Limited.

 

বিদিশা, সায়মাহকওসোহরাওয়ার্দী, জিএম (২০১২), “ জেন্ডারসংবেদনশীলবাজেটওএরপরীবিক্ষনএবংমূল্যায়ন”, বাংলাদেশমহিলাপরিষদজার্নাল,দ্বিতীয় বর্ষ, প্রথম সংখ্যা। [Bidisha, S.H. and Suhrawardy, G. M. (2012) “Gender Sensitive Budget and its Monitoring and Evaluation” Bangladesh Mohila Porishod Journal,issue 1, year 2]

 

Razzaque, M. A. and Bidisha, S. H. (2011). “Women’s Empowerment and Intra-household Gender Relations in Bangladesh”, Chapter 3 in Razzaque, M. A., Khondoker, B. H., and Raihan, S. (eds), Poverty, Intra-household Distribution and Gender Relations in Bangladesh: Evidence and Policy Implications, University Press Limited.

 

Razzaque, M. A. and Bidisha, S. H. (2009). "Migration and Development: The Bangladesh Case", Chapter 13 in Razzaque, M. A. (ed). Trade, Migration and Labour Mobility, Cameron May, London.

 

Bidisha, S. H., Alam, M. and Zaman, A. (2006). “How Volatile are the Stocks of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Bangladesh? Some Evidences from the Market Model” Bank Parikrama, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management, vol. 30, no.2.

 

Bidisha, S. H. (2005). “Types of Capital and Economic Growth: Some Cross-sectional Evidence from the 1990s,” Social Science Review: Dhaka University Studies, Part D, vol. 22, no. 1.

 

Accepted Papers/Under Review:

 

Bidisha, S.H., Hossain, A., Alam, R. and Hasan, M. (2017). “Credit, Tenancy Choice and Agricultural Efficiency: Evidences from the Northern Region of Bangladesh”, Accepted for publication in Economic Analysis and Policy (forthcoming).

 

“The Role of Credit in Food Production and Food Security in Bangladesh” (with Khondker, B.H.), draft submitted to the Bureau of Economic Research for an edited book, awaiting publication.

 

“Challenges and Prospects for Demographic Dividend in the Context of the Labour Market of Bangladesh” (with S. M. Abdullah), draft submitted for a chapter on “State of the Population: Country Report”.

“The Long Run Effect of Demographic Transition on Growth: Evidences from a Cross-Country Panel” (with Abdullah, S.M., Siddiqua, S. and Islam, M.), submitted in Journal of Economic Development, awaiting response.

 

“Examining the Long Run Relationship between Demographic Transition and Growth: A Time Series Analysis with Bangladesh Data” (with S. M. Abdullah and Islam, M.), submitted to Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, awaiting response.

 

“The Long Run Relationship between Youth Population and Economic Growth: Evidences from Time Series Data of Bangladesh” (with S. M. Abdullah.), submitted to Journal of South Asian Development, awaiting response.

 

Key Published/Accepted Reports/Working Papers:

 

Bidisha, S.H., Hossain, A. and Hasan, M. (2016) “Dynamic Impact of Remittances on Poverty: Evidences from PRIME Data”, Institute of Microfinance Working Paper, forthcoming.

 

Bidisha, S.H. (2015) “Demand Assessment in the ICT Sector for Realizing Digital Bangladesh”, Asia Foundation.

 

Bidisha, S. H. (2009). “Labour Market Experience of Male Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the UK”, University of Nottingham Discussion Paper No. 2009/08

 

Bidisha, S. H. (2009). “Intergenerational Earnings Mobility of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the UK”, GEP Research Paper No. 2009/10.

 

Bidisha, S. H. (2008). “Saving Behaviour of the Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the UK: Evidence from Panel Data”, University of Nottingham Discussion Paper No. 2008/08.

 

“Poverty-Environment Nexus: People’s Perception” (with Razzaque M.A.), prepared as a background paper on People’s Report 2005 on Environment, UNDP, Dhaka.

 

Manuscripts under Preparation:

 

“Does the Origin of Remittance Flows Matter for Saving Behavior? Results from a Bangladeshi Household Survey.”, (with Das, A., and Serieux, J), Research Project funded by the Bureau of Economic Research, in progress, presented in 47th Annual Conference of Canadian Economic Association, June 2013, under review in Journal of Asia Pacific Economy.

 

 “Migration, Remittances and Investment in Human Capital-The Case of Bangladesh.”, (with Das, A., and Serieux, J), Research Project funded by the Bureau of Economic Research, presented in 48th Annual Conference of Canadian Economic Association, June 2014, draft prepared for submission in a journal.

 

মোহাম্মদ মঈনুল ইসলাম ও সায়মা হক বিদিশা, জনসংখা ও উন্নয়নঃ প্রেক্ষাপট বাংলাদেশ। [Mohammad Mainul Islam and Sayema Haque Bidisha, Population and Development: Bangladesh Perspective.].

 

 

Other Key Research Activities:

Working as a consultant for the Preparation of the Perspective Plan of the GoB “Empowerment of children, women and youth to strengthen social inclusion and support shared prosperity.  For the Planning Commission, GoB (June 2017-July 2017).

 

Working as a consultant on Bangladesh Education and Technology Sector Review (as a consultant of the Policy Research Institute with the Planning Commission, GoB) (October 2015-till date).

 

 Wrote and Presented the Key Note Paper of Dhaka Skill Summit, organized by the World Bank under STEP project, ILO and MCCI (December 2016).

 

As part of team of RMMRU, worked as a Labour Economist on ‘Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East’, a project of ILO (December 2016).

 

As part pf SANEM, working on a project titled “A Quantitative and Quantitative Research Study of the Bangladesh RMG Sector” under “Improving Working conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh” -ILO Project (November 2016).

 

Wrote and Presented the Key Note Paper on Youth Population in Bangladesh, organized by the Planning Commission, GoB (October 2016).

 

Working as an economist on a research project of University of Manchester and BRAC Institute of Governance on “Gender Norms and Labour Market Participation-A Comparative Study of India and Bangladesh” (with Mahmood, S).

 

Worked as a co-investigator in a research project of IDRC, Canada onFemale Labour Market Responses in Changing Economic and Demographic Context of Bangladesh” (with Mahmood, S.).

 

For the Institute of Microfinance prepared a paper titled “Does Remittance Reduce Poverty: Evidences from PRIME Data” (with Hossain. A: October 2015-December 2015).

 

For the Institute of Microfinance prepared a paper titled “Access to Finance and Agricultural Efficiency” (with Hossain. A and Hasan, M.: December 2014-February 2015).

 

Completed a research project funded by Bangladesh Nari Progati Songho on “Women’s Unrecognized Contribution and the Impact of Awareness Raising Programme” (December 2014-March 2015).

 

Completed a research project funded by the Asia Foundation on “The Role of ICT in Economic Growth” (February 2015-May 2015).

 

Worked as a labour market expert in a research project of Bangladesh Institute for Labour Studies (BILS) and funded by ILO on “Study on Labour Demand and Supply of Returning Migrant Workers with Profiling Survey of Returning Migrant Workers”. Based on surveys and KII it involves assessing the demand for return migrants in suitable industries, combining both supply and demand scenario.  

 

Worked as a consultant for the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) for the preparation of a background study for the 7th Five Year Plan of Bangladesh titled “Agricultural Sector Strategy: Raising Farm Productivity through Diversification and Modernization”, (with Sattar, Z.) as part of a SPEMP Project (March 2014).

 

Worked as a consultant for the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) as a National Consultant in the “Strengthening Strategic Planning and Monitoring for Result Program” (SPM) of the Planning Commission (November 2012- 2013). As part of the project, was involved in the monitoring and evaluation of the Sixth Five Year Plan of Bangladesh.

 

Worked as a consultant for Clean Cloth Campaign and Asia Floor Wage in collaboration with Bangladesh Nari Progati Songho, for conducting wage research for One Global Living Wage Campaign (April 2013-June 2013).

 

Worked as a research collaborator of Bangladesh in a research project of the University of Wilfred Laurier, Waterloo, Canada on “Youth Leading Environmental Change”.

 

Worked as a co-investigator in a research project of FAO and Ministry of Agriculture, GoB on “The Role of Credit in Food Production and Food Security in Bangladesh” (with Khondker, B.H.: November, 2011-November, 2012).

 

Worked as a consultant for the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) as a National Consultant in the “Strengthening Public Expenditure Management Program” (SPEMP Project Component 4) of the Ministry of Finance (November, 2010-June, 2012). As part of this project, was responsible for drafting chapters on Agriculture, Education, Health and Environment of the Sixth Five Year Plan of Bangladesh. The drafting involves analysis of existing strategies and policies, demand assessment, supply situation etc.   

 

Worked as a consultant for the Institute of Microfinance on a research project titled “Access to Financial Services and Poverty” (with Khalily B.: 2011).

 

Worked as a consultant for the Asia Foundation in the task of “Economic Governance Index” (with Chowdhury, F.: March, 2010-July, 2010). http://www.asiafoundation.org/publications/pdf/746.

 

Worked as a consultant for the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) for two research projects of the Bangladesh Bank on (i) Remittances and (ii) Terms of Trade (with Mansur A.: 2010).

 

Worked as a consultant for the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) in a project on “Public Financial Management” (with Mansur, A. and Khondker, B. H.: May, 2010).

 

Worked as a co-investigator of a research project of the Microcredit Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh on “Ownership and Governance of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh” (with Akash M. M. and Ahmed M.U.: 2010).

 

Completed a research project titled “Economic Consequences and Coping Strategies of Households in the face of River Bank Erosion” under Bureau of Economic Research, University of Dhaka (July, 2010).

Academic Training:

 

  • Completed a 2 weeks advanced certificate training program on Population and Development-New Approaches to Enduring Problems at the Brown Institute of Advanced Research Initiative (BIARI), Brown University, USA (June 2014, Rhode Island, USA).
  • Attended a 1week certificate training program on Urban Health at University of Montreal, Canada by Global Health Capacity Research Capacity Strengthening Program, Montreal (August 2013, Montreal, Canada).
  • Attended a short training course on Computable General Equilibrium Modeling (August 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal).
  • Attended 12th IZA Summer School in Labour Economics (April 2009, Munich, Germany).
  • Attended a short course on ‘Microsimulation’: (January 2008, IFS, London, UK).
  • Attended ‘UNICREDIT Summer School in Growth, Development & Inequality’: (July 2007, Rome, Italy).
  • Attended a short course on ‘Policy Evaluation Method’: (February 2007, IFS, London, UK).
  • Completed a three week course on Environmental and Resource Economics organized by ‘South Asian Network for Development & Environmental Economics’: (June 2004, Colombo, Sri Lanka).

 

 

Presentation of Papers/Training in Key National/International Seminars/Print Media:       

 

  • Paper accepted in Conference on Gender and Macroeconomy by IMF (Washington D.C, 2017).
  • Interview published in Daily Samakal on “Currency Devaluation in Bangladesh”.
  • Presented Keynote Paper of “Youth Population in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects” as part of the National Policy Debate in Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Dhaka, 2016).
  • Paper accepted in Social Business Conference (Paris, France, 2016).
  • Paper accepted in 48th Conference of Indian Society of Labour Economics (Assam, India, 2016).
  • Paper accepted in the 3rd International Sociological Association (Vienna, Austria, 2016).
  • Presented paper in Global Conference on Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability, New Delhi, India (June 2016, India).
  • Paper accepted for presentation in the Annual Conference of Population Association of America, Washington D.C. (April 2016, USA).
  • Presented paper in the 12th Annual Conference of Western Economic Association (January 2016, Singapore).
  • Was a panelist in a roundtable organized by Daily Prothom Alo on Women’s Unpaid Work (2016).
  • Interview published in Daily Samakal on “Economic Impact of BREXIT”.
  • Interview published in Daily Ittefaq on “Gender Budget 2016-17”.
  • Wrote Opinion on www.bdnews24.com on a number of issues of Bangladesh Economy:

http://opinion.bdnews24.com/bangla/archives/36493

http://opinion.bdnews24.com/bangla/archives/34998

http://opinion.bdnews24.com/bangla/archives/34516 http://opinion.bdnews24.com/bangla/archives/32218

  • Paper accepted for presentation in Biannual Conference of Bangladesh Development Initiative, U.C. Berkley (November 2015, USA).
  • Presented paper in the 57th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Labour Economics, Srinagar (October 2015, India).
  • Paper accepted for presentation in the Annual Conference of Population Association of America, San Diago (April 2015, USA).
  • Was a panelist in a roundtable organized by The Daily Ittefaq on SDG (2015).
  • Was a panelist on BBC Songlap in Channel I, Bangladesh, on “Contemporary Issues” (2015).
  • Presented a paper on “Informal Sector’s Contribution to GDP” organized by The Daily Star and Bangladesh Institute for Labour Studies (2015).
  • Was a discussant on “Jono Budget Sommelon 2015” (Dhaka, May 2015).
  • Interview published in Daily Somokal on “Women Friendly Budget 2015-16”.
  • Presented the keynote paper on a seminar on “Reproductive Burden of Women” organized by Bangladesh Nari Pragati Songho (May 2015, Bangladesh).
  • Paper accepted for presentation in the Annual Conference of Population Association of America, San Diago (April 2015, USA).
  • Was a guest lecturer in a training program of government officials in the Deptt of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, titled “Labour Market in Bangladesh: Trends and Patterns” (September, 2014; March, 2015; June 2016 Dhaka).
  • Was a discussant of a paper titled National Budget 2015-16: Expectations for Women, organized by Bangladesh Nari Pragati Songho (March 2015, Bangladesh).
  • Presented a paper titled Women’s Unrecognized Work-A Labour Market Perspective, in a panel of an international seminar on Gender, Diversity and Development, organized by the Deptt of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka (March 2015, Bangladesh).
  • Was a panel discussant of an international seminar on Gender and Empowerment, organized by the Institute of Microfinance (November 2014, Bangladesh).
  • Was a discussant of a paper titled What is the Contribution of Women in the GDP of Bangladesh, organized by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (October 2014, Bangladesh).
  • Provided a short training to the officers of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics on Labour Market Analysis and its Projections organized by IGC, BIGD and BBS (September 2014, Bangladesh).
  • Was a discussant in a panel discussion organized by IDRC, Canada on Dirty Garments: Bangladeshi Workers and Value Chains (May 2014, Ottawa, Canada).
  • Paper presented in the 47th Annual Conference of Canadian Economic Association: (June 2013, Montreal, Canada).
  • Presented research proposal on ‘Generating Youth Employment in the RMG Industry in Bangladesh’, at the 10thAnnual Meeting of Partnership for Economic Policy (May 2013, Cape Town, South Africa).
  • Was a discussant of a paper titled “Economic Reforms and Agriculture in Bangladesh: Assessment of Impacts using Economy-wide Simulation Models” in the “2nd Policy Working Group Meeting” of International Labor Organization (June 2012, Dhaka).
  • Was a discussant of a paper on “ICT and Women’s Participation in Budget” in a seminar organized by Bangladesh Naari Progoti Songho (June 2012, Dhaka).
  • Presented Paper titled “Potential of Regional Trade in Agriculture in the Context of Bangladesh” in a workshop on “Potential Regional Trade in Agriculture in South Asia” organized by the UNCTAD Geneva and Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (May 2012, Dhaka).
  • Presented the keynote paper on “Gender Sensitive Budget 2012-13” in a seminar organized by Bangladesh Mohila Porishad (May 2012, Dhaka).
  • Attended Collaborator meeting and presented paper in the University of Wilfred Laurier, Waterloo, Canada (January 2012, Waterloo, Canada).
  • Was a Guest Speaker in the Foundation Training Course of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, GoB: (March 2010, Savar).
  • Presented paper in the Annual Conference of Department of Work and Pension, UK:(July 2009, Nottingham, UK).
  • Presented paper in the 23rdAnnual Conference of European Society of Population Economics: (June 2009, Seville, Spain).
  • Presented paper in the 42nd Annual Conference of Canadian Economic Association: (June 2008, Vancouver, Canada).
  • Presented poster in the 22rdAnnual Conference of European Society of Population Economics: (June 2008, London, UK).
  • Presented paper in the Annual Conference of Scottish Economic Society: (April 2008, Perth, Scotland).
  • Presented paper in the 7th Annual Post Graduate Conference of GEP, University of Nottingham: (April 2008, Nottingham, UK).
  • Presented paper in the 2nd European Workshop on Labour Market & Demographic Change: (May 2007, Rostock, Germany).
  • Was a country coordinator from Bangladesh in South Asian Economic Student Meet (www.saesm.org) in 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009.

 

Key Awards/Achievements:                           

 

  • Commonwealth Scholarship for Doctoral study-awarded for 3 years doctoral training.
  • Commonwealth Scholarship for MSc.-awarded for 1 year masters course.
  • Secured 4th position in the combined merit list in the HSC Examination (equivalent to GCSE A level) in 1994.

 

 

Other Key Affiliations:

  • Reviewer of "International Journal of Economic Behaviour" (http://ijeb.faa.ro).
  • Reviewer of "Journal of South Asian Development" (http://sad.sagepub.com).
  • Reviewer of "International Journal of Economic Behaviour" (http://ijeb.faa.ro).
  • Reviewer of "International Journal on Food System Dynamics" (http://centmapress.ilb.uni-bonn.de/ojs/index.php/fsd)
  • Referee of "Development Review": a peer-reviewed journal published by the "National Academy for Planning and Development".
  • Editorial member of “Perspective in Social Sciences”, Dhaka University, Dhaka.