Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Department of Economics

About Us


Welcome to the NSU Department of Economics which is housed within the School of Business and Economics.

Established as one of the first three departments of North South University in 1992, the Department of Economics is widely considered as one of the top economics departments in Bangladesh. The department is home to 35 full-time faculty members including 17 Ph.D. faculty members who contribute to building well-reputed undergraduate and graduate programs in the country. All faculty members have outstanding academic records in their Masters and Ph.D. degrees from top-ranked Universities worldwide. Faculty members also continue to engage in academic research activities along with their excellent teaching performance.

The availability of diverse expertise of faculty members in the department allows us to offer a variety of courses to accommodate students’ specific interests and needs that will help achieve their career goals, both academic and non-academic. Consequently, high demand for graduates from our department by employers both in the public and the private sectors has evolved over time leading to a 100 percent job placement. Furthermore, placement of our well-trained graduates in the top-tier Universities in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K., and Australia for higher studies is a testament to the quality of the programs. It is important to note that our programs are the first economics programs in Bangladesh that are accredited by ACBSP, USA.

As a supplement to classroom learning, students have access to the University computer system with statistical packages such as Eviews, Stata, and R that aids their learning. The entire university campus is covered by a WiFi network. It is also under the CCTV surveillance Camera that enhances the security of the campus.

The department takes pride in being student-focused where students are our first priority. The department hosts the Young Economists Forum, which is a vibrant co-curricular student organization and has shown to be one of the best student clubs of the Economics Departments in the country. The club organizes various co-curricular events and invites high-caliber internal and external speakers to present on a variety of topics. Students can also get involved in other student clubs at NSU to suit their individual interests.

The department currently offers the following programs:

1. BS in Economics
2. MS in Economics
3. Master in Development Studies

Additionally, students pursuing a BBA degree can do a major in Economics

It should be noted that BS in Economics has three streams of students - those who enrolled before Summer 2015 Semester, those who enrolled between Summer 2015 and Fall 2018 Semesters, and those who enrolled in Spring 2019 Semester and afterward. Accordingly, there exist three curricula for these three groups of students.


PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
MA, York University, Canada

Teaching Assistantship/Financial Aid

A limited number of Teaching Assistantships are available for highly qualified students. The value of the assistantship may cover most part of the tuition at NSU. NSU also offers both full and half-tuition waiver to at least 5% of its students.  Students enrolled in MS may apply for such tuition waiver.

For more information visit the page of financial aid.


The department currently offers the following undergraduate programs:


BBA with a major in Economics: Along with all the other requirements of the BBA degree as stated in the BBA curriculum, a student planning to do BBA with a major in Economics needs to complete four required courses ECO 201, ECO 204, ECO 328 (or ECO 415), and ECO 348 (previously called ECO 349) and two elective courses in economics (total 18 credits).  


The Department currently offers the MS in Economics program scheduled in the evenings and weekends, and the MDS program between Thursday evening and Saturday evening.




Prof Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami

Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: 55668200 Extn 1804

Research and Thesis

Ongoing Undergraduate Research & Thesis:

Growth Environment Relationship: Evidence from Data on South Asia ECO 495-Research Paper
An Insight into the Resilience of Bangladeshi Economy during the Global Economic Downturn of 2007-2009 ECO 495-Research Paper
Reduction in Income Inequality ECO 495-Research Paper
A critical examination of Development Plans of BD: Prospects & Challenges ECO 495-Research Paper
Does Corruption Enhance Inequality? Evidence from Panel Data ECO 495-Research Paper
Population: Effect on the Economic Development of Less Developed Countries ECO 495-Research Paper
Impact of Overseas Remittance on the Social Welfare of BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Modernizing Tax Administration of BD: Lesson from International Practices ECO 495-Research Paper
Growth Without Development: A Comparative Analysis of Social Impact of GDP Growth on BD & Pakistan ECO 495-Research Paper
Examining the Real Wage of Garment Workers in BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Impact of World Oil Price Shocks on domestic Inflation: An Empirical Examination for selected Asian Countries ECO 495-Research Paper
Stimulating Demand Efficiently- An Economic Analysis of the Decisions of a Rational Marketer ECO 499-Thesis
The Impact of Fundamental Macroeconomic Variables on DSE Stock Price Index ECO 495-Research Paper
Forecasting the Volatility of call money rate using GARCH models1 ECO 495-Research Paper
Gender Responsive Budgeting: A Pathway to Socio-Economic Welfare for women ECO 495-Research Paper
Post-Harvest Management: A new Dimension of Agriculture-Packaging ECO 495-Research Paper
Forecast of International Tourism in BD: No. of Tourists Inflow & Earnings from Tourism ECO 495-Research Paper
Bond Market in BD: A Critical Review ECO 495-Research Paper
Does Globalization Lower Income Inequality? A panel data analysis ECO 495-Research Paper
FDI and its impact on Economic Growth & Income Inequality: A case for BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Basel II Implementation and its effect on SME Loan Disbursement in BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Monetary Policy Responses for tackling Inflationary Momentum in BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Effect of Remittances on Economic Growth -An Analysis of BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Whether Inflation Granger Causes Stock Market return or stock market return granger causes inflation in BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Underground Economy of Illegal Drugs in Rajshahi ECO 495-Research Paper
Problems of Jute Industry in BD: A Critical Review ECO 495-Research Paper
Relationship between Geography and Economic Development ECO 495-Research Paper
Financial Monitoring & Predicting Crisis : A non-Parametric Approach ECO 495-Research Paper
The Political motives of Official Development Aid-The Case of US aid to Pakistan ECO 495-Research Paper
Poverty-Environment Nexus Policies for Promoting Synergic Relationships ECO 495-Research Paper
Change in the Labor Status with the Structural Transformation of BD Economy ECO 495-Research Paper
Asymmetrinc Information and Market Failure ECO 495-Research Paper
Examining the linkage between Oil Prices & Stock Prices ECO 495-Research Paper
Measuring the size of the informal sector in BD ECO 495-Research Paper
Administrative Contacts

Department of Economics

North South University

Plot 15, Block B

Bashundhara R/A

Baridhara, Dhaka 1229


Phone: 8802-55668200 Extn 1814 (Ms. Chamon Afroz - Senior Officer), 1815 (Ms. Adiba Atiq - Officer)



Dr. S M Zahid Iqbal - ICFC    Dr. Syed Mortuza Asif Ehsan - ICFC

Dr. Sakib Bin Amin - IPIC                         Dr. Mainul Islam Chowdhury - IPIC

ICFC - Institutional Curriculum Formatting Committee

IPIC - Improvement Plan Implementation Committee

Events/ Updates


01/07/2020: Summer 2020 online classes begin. 

08/07/2020: Meeting with BoT Chairman Mr. MA Kashem.

06/08/2020: BoS Meeting Summer 2020.

20/08/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Summer 2020 - Episode 1: Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami. Professor of Economics, NSU 

03/09/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Summer 2020 - Episode 2: Dr. Syed Mortuza Asif Ehsan, Assistant Professor of Economics, NSU

17/09/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Summer 2020 - Episode 3: Dr. Nazrul Islam, (Visiting) Professor of Economics, NSU  

18/09/2020: Alumni Event: Career Pathway - Episode 2

24/09/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series 2020 - Episode 4: Dr. Helal Ahammad, Professor of Economics, NSU

29/09/2020: Special Talk by Prof Asadul Islam of Monash University, Australia - COVID 19: The health and wellbeing concerns of households in Bangladesh.

21/10/2020: Fall 2020 Virtual Orientation.


FALL 2020

22/10/2020: First day of classes. 

22/10/2020: BoS Meeting Fall 2020 at 1 pm.

10/12/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2020 - Episode 1: Dr. Mohammed Ershad Hussain, Associate Professor of Accounting and Financial Economics, Dillard University, USA

12/12/2020: Webinar on the socio-economic impact of COVID 19 on women of Bangladesh.

14/12/2020: MOU signing between University of Kent and North South University.

31/12/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2020 - Episode 3: Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo, Assistant Professor of Economics, NSU

7/01//2021: Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2020 - Episode 4: Dr. Minhaj Mahmud, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS

17/01/2021: Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen joins as the Registrar (Acting) of NSU.

17/01/2021: Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo joins as the Chair of the department.



11/02/2021: BoS meeting of Spring 2021 at 11 am.

14/02/2021: First day of classes. 

25/02/2021: Brown Bag Seminar Series Spring 2021 - Episode 1: Dr. Nazrul Islam, (Visiting) Professor of Economics, NSU [Presentation slides]

01/04/2021: Brown Bag Seminar Series Spring 2021 - Episode 2: Dr. Ridwan Karim, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada [Presentation Slides]

15/04/2021: Brown Bag Seminar Series Spring 2021 - Episode 3: Dr. Md Nazmul Ahsan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University, USA [Presentation Slides



9/06/2021: BoS meeting of Summer 2021 at 11 am.

13/06/2021: First day of classes. 

16/06/2021: Innovision-NSU Department of Economics Partnership - "The Bangladesh Miracle" Webinar Series, Theme: Education, Topic: "Building on the achievements for an equitable education" 

30/06/2021: Innovision-NSU Department of Economics Partnership - "The Bangladesh Miracle" Webinar Series, Theme: Health, Topic: "Is Bangladesh on track to achieving the SDG targets for health? A health systems perspective"

14/07/2021: Innovision-NSU Department of Economics Partnership - "The Bangladesh Miracle" Webinar Series, Theme: Rohiynga Crisis, Topic: "The Solutions to Large, Complex and Protracted Crisis, Lessons from the Rohingya Refugee Response"

15/07/2021: Brown Bag Seminar Series Summer 2021 - Episode 1: Dr. Mohammad Mashiur Rahman, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA [Presentation Slides]

17/07/2021: Innovision-NSU Department of Economics Partnership - "The Bangladesh Miracle" Webinar Series, Theme: Startup, Topic: "Unleashing the potential of the Bangladeshi Startup Ecosystem"

29/07/2021: Innovision-NSU Department of Economics Partnership - "The Bangladesh Miracle" Webinar Series, Theme: Nutrition, Topic: "Food Security to Nutrition Security: How Should Bangladesh Embrace the Future?"

05/08/2021: Innovision-NSU Department of Economics Partnership - "The Bangladesh Miracle" Webinar Series, Theme: ICT4D, Topic: "Road Towards Bangladesh 2030: Readiness and Priorities for Digital Transformation"

Photo Gallery

Alumni Event   


     YEF Board


                                                                                 MDS students on  a field trip             


Dr. Sakib Bin Amin at CSC 60th anniversary program      


        Faculty/ Staff Appreciation Day   


Eco-ERP seminar on money growth and inflation


Spring Orientation 2020


         Exploring collaboration with the University of Kent, UK - Pic 1-3       


Brownbag seminar presented by Dr. A. F. M. Ataur Rahman, Professor of Economics, NSU


International Women's Day 2020 celebrated at the Department of Economics 



Online meeting with the BoT Chairman Mr. MA Kashem


 Virtual Seminar on COVID 19 Transmisison given by Prof Dr Gour Gobinda Goswami


 Virtual Seminar on agrticultural efficiency given by Dr. SMA Ehsan


Virtual Seminar on welfare given by Prof HU Ahammad


Special Talk on COVID and its impact on health and wellbeing by Prof Asad Islam of Monash University, Australia


                                                 MOU signing between University of Kent and North South University