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

Dr. Mainul Islam Chowdhury

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor

PhD, Northern Illinois Univerisity, USA
MA, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada 

Phone:  +(88) 0255668200 ext. 6119
Office: NAC 830 (D)

Curriculum Vitae




Dr. Mainul Islam Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor of Economics at North South University (NSU). He joined NSU in January 2008. Prior to joining NSU he worked as a Research Economist in the Chief Economist's Unit of Bangladesh Bank and also as a Faculty Member in Bangladesh Institute of Bank Mangement (BIBM). Dr. Chowdhury earned his PhD in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA and an MA in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Prior to that he earned a master's and a bachelor's in Economics from University of Dhaka. During his PhD and master's studies in USA and Canada, Dr. Chowdhury taught in Northern Illinois University, College of DuPage, and Waubonsee Community College in USA and in WIlfrid Laurier University, Canada. He also served as an academic mentor to athlete students at Student Athlete Academic Support Service (SAASS), NIU, USA.


Chowdhury, M.I., Amin, S.B., Ehsan, S.M.A., and Iqbal, S.M.Z. (2021): Solar Energy and Natural Disasters: Exploring Household Coping Mechanisms, Capacity, and Resilience in Bangladesh, Energy Research & Social Science, 79, 102190 (Scopus Indexed: Q1)

Chowdhury, M. I., & Karim, S. R. (2020). Financial Innovations and its Impact on Money Demand in Bangladesh: An Error Correction Model (ECM) Approach. International Review of Business Research Papers16(1), 34–54. (Scopus Indexed: C)

­­Chowdhury, M. I., & Rahman, A.F.M.A. (2010). A Comparison of Relative Efficiency of Islamic Banks and Interest Based Banks of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, 26 (1), 323-336

Chowdhury, M. I. & Ahmed, M.N. (2009). Non-Bank Financial Institutions in Bangladesh: An Analytical Review. Bank Parikrama, 33-34, 66-89. (ABDC Rating: C)

Chowdhury, M. I. & Younus, S. (2009). An Analysis of Bangladesh’s Transition towards Floating Exchange Rate Regime. Bank Parikrama, 33-34, 115-138. (ABDC Rating: C)

Chowdhury, M. I., Banerjee, P.K. & Rahman, M.S. (2005). Debt Market in Bangladesh. Bank Parikrama, 30 (2), 5-33. (ABDC Rating: C)

PhD, Economics, Northern Illinois University, USA, 2016

MA, Business Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2004

MSS, Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999

BSS, Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1998


2022 - present   Associate Professor

2017- 2022        Assistant Professor, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2016                  Adjunct Faculty, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, USA.

2015 – 2016      Academic Mentor, Student Athlete Academic Support Service (SAASS), Northern Illinois University,  DeKalb, IL, USA.

2015 – 2016      Adjunct Faculty, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, USA.

2011 – 2016      Course Instructor and Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA.                                

2011 – 2016       Senior Lecturer (on study leave), Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka,  Bangladesh.       

2008 – 2011      Lecturer, Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2003 – 2004      Teaching/Research Assitant, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada

2000 – 2002      Lecturer in Economics, International Islamic University Chittagong (Dhaka Campus), Dhaka,  Bangladesh.

2005 – 2007      Research Economist, Chief Economist's Unit, Bangladesh Bank.

Conducted policy-oriented research, prepared working papers, policy notes and briefs, analyzed internal and external economic developments, and suggested their effects on Bangladesh economy in general and on monetary and financial policies in particular. Contributed to the bi-annual documents of the unit namely “Monetary Policy Review” and “Financial Sector Review"                                                                                                                                         

2002 – 2007      Lecturer, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Taught in Masters in Bank Management (MBM) program and conducted various training sessions in bankers’ training courses. Coordinated training courses and workshops in the fields of economics and banking. Worked as a program officer for the MBM program.

ECO 684: Monetary Theory

ECO 514: Quantitative Techniques for Economic Analysis

BUS 530: Economic Conditions Analysis

ECO 317: Money and Banking

ECO 304: Intermediate Macroeconomics II

ECO 301: Intermediate Microeconomics II

ECO 204: Intermediate Macroeconomics I

ECO 173: Applied Statistics

ECO 104: Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 101: Principles of Microeconomics

Member - American Economic Assosciation

Life Member - Bangladesh Economic Association

­­­­­­Primary Fields:             Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Financial Institutions and Markets

Secondary Fields:        Waste Management, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development