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Department of Economics



About Us

Economics is one of the most prestigious and intellectually demanding pursuits of knowledge. From its inception, therefore, North South University established the Department of Economics on a sound footing with a set of dynamic academic programs managed by highly qualified faculty members for competent teaching and research in this rich field of knowledge. Most of the faculty members are reputed and known at home and abroad for their teaching and research achievements. They are dedicated to make the department a Centre of Excellence in Economics in Bangladesh.   

Academic Programs:

The Department of Economics offers one undergraduate and two masters’ degree programs. The department also participates in the business programs. BS in Economics is our undergraduate degree program, started in 1993, mainly aimed to produce economic leaders of 21st century in Bangladesh. Decision making in Economic affairs is difficult in the sense that a certain economic decision affects almost all sectors of life. So, economic decision makers have to be sufficiently equipped to evaluate an economic problem comprehensively. In addition to teaching, our department prepares students to write, think and conduct research independently and jointly with others. Our curriculum is so designed that our students, along with sufficient training in Economics, also get exposure to Finance, Marketing and other related fields.

Our MS in Economics program is the first of its kind in the country in the sense that it prepares students with adequate coursework background, both theoretically and quantitatively, for pursuing Ph.D. in Economics. MDS is another interdisciplinary graduate degree offered by the Department to prepare graduates for managing Development Organizations.  

Economic graduates can find jobs in diverse areas like teaching, banking, non banking, financial institutions, development organizations, and corporations etc. rapid privatization of economic activities in Bangladesh has also created ample opportunities for Economics graduates to find their placement in corporate sectors at an increasing rate. Currently graduates of the department are working in financial and banking sectors like HSBC, Standard Chartered, BRAC Bank, Dhaka Bank etc. They are also employed in Grameen Bank, Grameen phone, Aktel, Bangla Link, Proshika, Care, Action Aid, DFID, World Bank etc. A good number of our graduates are working as faculty members in different private universities of Bangladesh.

A decent number of NSU Economics graduates have been admitted with financial assistantship for pursuing MA/MS in Economics or Ph.D. in Economics to reputed Universities like York University, Canada; University of Guelph, Canada; Cambridge University, UK; University of British Columbia, Canada, University of Wyoming, USA, University of Washington-Seattle, USA; University of Minnesota-Twin city, USA, Cornell University, USA and Penn State University, USA. Considering the job placement and the placement in higher educational institutions we can confidence that the career prospects of Economics Graduates are very high.

Evening and weekend Classes:
To fit the needs of the working students MS in economics is made an evening and weekend program and in weekdays most of the courses (except for make-up courses) are taught after 6.30 pm.


Specialization:
The Department offers three specializations for students of MS in Economics:

  • International Economics
  • Financial Economics & Banking
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Econometrics

Chairman

Prof. M. Ismail Hossain
Chair, Department of Economics
Ph.D., University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto

Scholarship

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.

Evening and weekend Classes

To fit the needs of the working students MS in economics is made an evening and weekend program and in weekdays most of the courses (except for make-up courses) are taught after 6.30 pm.

Specialization

The Department offers three specializations for students of MS in Economics:

  • International Economics
  • Financial Economics & Banking
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Econometrics

Industry

Undergrad

Course Details

 

Major & Minor

Journals

 

Contact


Graduate Student Advisor:

M. Ismail Hossain
Phone: 55668200x1800
Email: ismail.hossain@northsouth.edu

Publications

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

Contacts

For information please contact:

Department of Economics
North South University
Plot # 15, Block - B
Bashundhara R/A

Baridhara, Dhaka-1229
Phone: 55668200 Ext. 1814/1815
Email: econ@northsouth.edu

Office and Services

Grading Policy

Tuition Fees

Faculty


Dr. M. Ismail Hossain [MIH]

Professor & Chair
Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
M.A., University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. A. K. M. Atiqur Rahman [AtR]

Professor
Ph.D.,University of Houston, USA
M.A., University of Houston, USA

Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami [GrG]

Professor of Economics and Treasurer, NSU
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Dr. A. F. M. Ataur Rahman [AAR]

Professor
Ph.D., American University, USA
M.A., American University, USA

Dr. Mustafa Abdur Rahman [Muf]

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Western, Australia
M.A., Vanderbilt University, USA

Dr. Salma Begum Rahman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, USA
M.S., National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dr. Ahmed Tazmeen (ATn)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada
M.S., Illinois State University, USA

Dr. Ahsanuzzaman [Zas]

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
M. A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo [AKP]

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
M. A., York University, Canada

Dr. Mausumi Mahapatro Khan (MMK)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., SOAS, University of London, UK
M.S.S., London School of Economics, UK

Dr. Sakib-Bin-Amin (SBn)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Durham University, UK

Dr. Basman Towfique-DeWald

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Clemson University, USA
MS., Texas & A&M University, USA

Mr. Syed Iftekharul Huq [Stq]

Senior Lecturer
M.A., Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
B.A., University of Texas-Austin, USA

Ms. Raisa Afsana [RsA]

Senior Lecturer
M.Sc.,Tufts University, USA

Ms. Humaira Husain [HHn]

Senior Lecturer
M. Sc., University of Nottingham, UK

Ms. Chowdhury Nawsheen Farooqui [CNQ]

Senior Lecturer
M.A., York University, Canada

Ms. Parisa Shakur [PSk]

Lecturer
M.Sc., London School of Economics (LSE), UK
B.Sc., School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), UK

Ms. Sifat Adiya [Sdy]

Lecturer
M.Sc.,University College London (UCL), UK
B.Sc., University College London (UCL), UK

Mr. Abdul Mumit [Abt]

Senior Lecturer
M. Phil., University of Cambridge, UK

Ms. Sadia Farzana [SiF]

Lecturer
M.A.,State University of New York (SUNY), USA

Ms. Miethy Zaman [MtZ]

Lecturer
M.Sc., University of Nottingham, UK

Mr. Nuheen Mahmud Khan [NMh]

Lecturer
M.A., University of British Columbia,Canada
B.A., Honours University of British Columbia, Canada

Ms. Nazneen Imam [Nnm]

Lecturer
M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Ms. Farzana Alamgir [Fzn]

Lecturer
M.A., Carleton University, Canada

Ms. Azreen Benazir Abdullah [ABA]

Lecturer
Masters of Economics University of Melbourne, Australia

Mr. Muntasir Mamun Iqbal [Iqb]

Lecturer & Assistant Proctor
M.Sc. Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Spain

B.Sc. University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong

Mr. Asif Chowdhury [ACd]

Lecturer
M. Sc., University of Surrey, UK

Ms. Naveen Abedin [Nvn]

Lecturer
MS., University of Texas, USA

Ms. Aroni Kabita Porna [AKt]

Lecturer
M.A., Carleton University, Canada

Mr. Minhaz Ahmed Ador [MnA2]

Lecturer
M. Sc., City University London, UK

Mr. A. M. Muhib Morshed [AMM2]

Lecturer
M.A., Carleton University, Canada
B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Toronto, Canada

Ms. Anika Nasir [ANr2]

Lecturer
MA., York University, USA

Ms. Mahnaz Aftabi Atique [Mzq]

Lecturer
MA in Economics, University of British Columbia

Nabeel Iqbal [NIQ]

Lecturer
M.S., The University of New South Wales, Australia

 

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