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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 PhD faculty members who contribute to build well reputed undergraduate and graduate programs in the country. All faculty members have outstanding academic records in their Masters and PhD degrees from top ranked Universities world-wide. Faculty members also continue to engage in academic research activities along with their excellent teaching performance.

Availability of a 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, a 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 the 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 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-calibre 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 interest.

The department currently offers the following programs:

1. BS in Economics
2. BBA in Economics (housed in School of Business and Economics)
3. MS in Economics
4. Master in Development Studies

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 afterwards. 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 in Economics: Along with all the other requirments of the BBA degree as stated in the BBA curriculum, a student planning to do BBA in Economics needs to complete four required courses ECO 201, ECO 204, ECO 328 (or ECO 415) and ECO 349 and two elective courses in economics (total 18 credits). The tentative elective courses for this SPRING 2021 are ECO 301, ECO 304, ECO 372, ECO 441, ECO 474, ECO 475, AND ECO 486. 


The department currently offers the following graduate programs conveniently scheduled in the evneings and weekends :




Prof Dr Gour Gobinda Goswami

Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: 55668200 Extn 1800

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. Asad Karim Khan Priyo - 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

FALL 2019

31/ 07/2019: Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen appoitned Chairman of the department.

21/09/2019: NSU Orientation Fall 2019.

24/09/2019: Beginning of Semester meeting at 2:15.

24/09/2019: Econ undergrad/ grad orientation Fall 2019 at 3:45.

20/10/2019: Meet the Students: Chair meets the BS students to share concerns. Department conference room at 2:40 pm.

21/10/2019: YEF unveils its bi-montlhy department bulletin board. 

24/10/2019: Teaching Strategy Workshop for all core eco faculty. Department conference room at 12 noon.

31/10/2019: NSU-BERC-BDAEE Energy Summit 2019.

13/11/2019: Career Pathway - A talk between a successful alumnus and the students.

23/11/2019: MDS students go on a field trip.

23/11/2019: Undergraduate Admssion Test for Spring 2020.

28/11/2019: Departmental Curriculum Committee Meeting. 

04/12/2019: Associate Professor Dr. Sakib Bin Amin delivers keynote speech at the 60th anniversary of UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

06/12/2019: Graduate Admission Test for Spring 2020.

19/12/2019: ECO Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day (internal program).

19/12/2019: ECO/ERP seminar on growth and inflation by Dr. Akhtar Hossain.

22/12/2019: ECO seminar by alumnus Dr Sadat Reza. 


18/01/2020: Spring 2020 Orientation. 

23/01/2020: Beginning of Semester Meeting for the faculty. 

26/01/2020: Exploring collaboration opportunities with the University of Kent, UK. 

13/02/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series

24/02/2020: The department congratualtes the VC on his extension of the contract. 

27/02/2020: Brownbag Seminar Series Episode 2.

02 and 04/03/2020: Library Resource Course for ECO 490 students. 

08/03/2020: International Women's Day observed. 

10/03/2020: POSTPONED Brownbag Seminar Series Episode 3 - Prof Alaka Basu

12/03/2020: POSTPONED Career Pathway 2: Career in teaching and research

All department programs are being postponed according to NSU COVID-19 Directives until further notice. 11-3-2020. 

NSU was closed from March 17, 2020 to May 30, 2020 due to COVID 19 lockdown. Online classes were held as per schedule. Offices are now open from May 31, 2020 to June 15, 2020 until further notice. Assignment submisison date: June 4, 2020. Grades due: June 14, 2020.  

29/06/2020: Summer 2020 Online Orientaiton. 

30/06/2020: Preparation for Summer 2020 - online meeting.


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

03/09/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Summer 2020 - Episode 2.

17/09/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Summer 2020 - Episode 3.

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

24/09/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series 2020 - Episode 4.

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.

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

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

24/12/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2020 - Episode 2 POSTPONED

31/12/2020: Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2020 - Episode 3.

7/1//2021: Brown Bag Seminar Series Fall 2020 - Episode 4.

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.

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 - Pic 1-6        Eco-ERP seminar on money growth and inflation

Spring Orientation 2020 - Pic 1-6

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

Brownbag seminar - Pic 1-5

The Econ Team congratulating VC on his new term.

International Women's Day 2020 - Pic 1-3

 Online classes for Summer 2020 (ECO 430)


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 

MOU signing between University of Kent and North South University