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

Dr. Sakib Bin Amin

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor (On Leave)

Ph. D. in Economics
University of Durham, UK
M.Sc. in International Economics
University of Essex, UK

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext-1818
Email: sakib.amin@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC 830(B)

Curriculum Vitae
 
 

 

 
 

Dr. Sakib Bin Amin is an Assistant Professor of the School of Business and Economics at North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research mainly focuses on Electricity Price Reform, and Energy Policy in Developing Countries. Dr. Sakib has been awarded the Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship 2017-2018, one of the most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world for conducting postdoctoral research. The Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with the aim of attracting researchers who have the potential to generate wider impact beyond academia. Upon recipient of this scholarship, Dr. Sakib joined Durham University Business School (DUBS) as Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow in March 2018. At DUBS, he is working with Dr. Laura Marsiliani and Dr. Thomas Renström on the economic impact of electricity price reforms and the consequences for income distribution and poverty in Bangladesh. The outcome of their research will have the potential to influence the policy decisions of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), energy stakeholders and energy investors in Bangladesh and beyond.

Previously, Dr. Sakib Bin Amin completed his PhD in Economics at Durham University Business School in 2015. His PhD thesis was concentrated on the Macroeconomics of Energy Price Shocks and Electricity Market Reforms in Bangladesh. During his stay at the United Kingdom, Dr. Sakib received the prestigious fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), an international recognition which is only awarded to professionals who meet the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting learning in higher education under the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Dr. Sakib is also a fellow of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), a member of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), a member of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) and a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA). Dr. Sakib received his bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in Economics from Dhaka University in 2002 and 2003 respectively. He also holds a masters’ degree in International Economics from the University of Essex in 2008.

At North South University, Dr. Sakib taught different Economics courses like Energy Economics and Policy; Advanced and Intermediate Macroeconomics offered by the department both at graduate and undergraduate level at North South University. As of now, he has supervised more than 50 research students both at graduate and undergraduate levels. A couple of Best Paper Awards were also won by his students on their outstanding research papers that were supervised and co-authored by Dr. Sakib. He has served as the Head of Self-Assessment Committee (SAC) for the Department of Economics under the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), a project funded by the World Bank and the University Grant Commission, Bangladesh.

Dr. Sakib has published over fifty journal articles in different peer reviewed local and international journals. He has presented his research papers in more than 35 International and local conferences till date. He was the Keynote Speaker in the Eurasia II International Tourism Congress, 2016 held on 05-07 May, 2016 Konya, Turkey. Dr. Sakib also chaired the 11th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development held on 17-19 December, 2015, at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi, India and at the 2015 Scottish Economic Society (SES) Annual Conference held on 13-15 April, 2015, Perth, Scotland.  He was also honoured as the only Bangladeshi to be invited at the 4th Nobel Laureate Meetings in Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, 23-27 August, 2011. He is also a regular contributor of articles to leading daily newspapers.

Apart from his academic involvements, he is an active member of Lions Club and participated in different social activities. Besides, he is a professional keyboardist/pianist and has played keyboard with the mainstream Bangladeshi bands and musicians.

Dr. Sakib Amin would be delighted to hear from colleagues, students and others interested in energy related issues in developing countries and can be contacted at s.b.amin@durham.ac.uk or sakib.amin@northsouth.edu

For further information, please see: http://sakibamin.com/

Book

  1. Amin, S.B., and Rahman, S., 2018, “Energy Resources in Bangladesh-Trends and Contemporary Issues”, Springer International Publishing AG (Forthcoming)

Book Chapter

  1. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2016, “Economies of Cross-Border Electricity Trading in Bangladesh” in the book titled “Prospects and Challenges of Connectivity and Trading in Power and Energy: A Regional and International Perspective”, jointly published by the Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance (IPAG) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

Selected Journal Articles

  1. Amin, S.B., and Khan, F., 2019, “Modelling Energy Demand in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Developing Areas, Volume 53, No. 1, Winter 2019 (Forthcoming).
  2. Amin, S.B. et al., 2018, “The Causal Relationship between Government Spending and Environmental Quality: The Case for Bangladesh”, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Volume 13, No. 1, June 2018 (Forthcoming).
  3. Amin, S.B., and Marzana, U., 2018, “Relationship between Aggregate and Disaggregate Energy with Socio-economic Development of Bangladesh: An Examination”, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 8, No. 2, June 2018 (Forthcoming).
  4. Amin, S.B., and Ali, T.I., 2018, “Can Tourism Growth Have an Impact on Environment in Bangladesh Economy? An Empirical Analysis”, World Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 8, No. 2, June 2018 (Forthcoming).
  5. Amin, S.B. et al., 2018, “Oil Price and the Renewable Consumption in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 8, No. 2, June 2018 (Forthcoming).
  6. Amin, S.B., and Proma, P.M., 2018, “Trade Liberalisation and Electricity Consumption: The Case of Bangladesh”, World Review of Business Research, Volume 8, No. 2, June 2018 (Forthcoming).
  7. Amin, S.B., and Alam, T., 2018, “The Relationship between Energy Consumption and Sectoral Output in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Developing Areas, Volume 52, No. 3, Summer 2018, pp. 39-54.
  8. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2018, “An Empirical Investigation of Foreign Aid and Dutch Disease in Bangladesh”, Journal of Developing Areas, Volume 52, No. 2, Spring 2018, pp. 187-200.
  9. Amin, S.B., and Khandker, L.L., 2017, “Causal Nexus among Export, External Debt and Economic Growth in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, Volume 8, No. 2, September 2017, pp. 100-113.
  10. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2017, “Remittance, Exchange Rate and Dutch Disease: The Case of Bangladesh”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Volume 13, No. 2, September 2017, pp. 100-117.
  11. Amin, S.B. et al., 2017, “Generation of Biofuels: Case of Bangladesh”, World Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 7, No. 2, September 2017, pp. 88-98.
  12. Amin, S.B., and Jannat, F.T., 2017, “Relationship between Government Expenditure and National Income: The Case of Bangladesh”, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 7, No. 1, September 2017, pp. 27-41.
  13. Amin, S.B., and Mahmud, S., 2017, “Energy Use and Fertility Rate: A Developing Country Perspective”, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 7, No. 1, September 2017, pp. 118-134.
  14. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2017, “International Fund Inflows, Economic Growth and Health Care Development: The Case of Bangladesh”, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 7, No. 1, September 2017, pp. 103-117.
  15. Amin, S.B., and Nazmul, M.N., 2017, “Foreign Aid and Female Education: The Case of Bangladesh”, Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Volume 7, No. 1, September 2017, pp. 72-85.
  16. Amin, S.B. et al., 2017, “The Dynamics of Good Governance in Promoting Energy Security: The Case of Bangladesh”, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Volume 10, No. 1/2017, pp. 84-101.
  17. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2017, “Causal Relationship between Government Size and Trade Openness in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Business Studies, Special International Edition 2016, Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2017, pp. 105-126.
  18. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2017, “An Empirical Analysis of Multivariate Causality Between Electricity Consumption, Economic Growth and Foreign Aid: Evidence from Bangladesh”, Journal of Developing Areas, Volume 51, No. 2, Spring 2017, pp. 369-380.
  19. Amin, S.B., and Hossain, R.M., 2016, “Finance-Growth Nexus in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Asian Economic and Financial Review, Volume 7, No. 2, November 2016, pp. 152-163.
  20. Amin, S.B., and Ferdaus, S.S., 2016, “Calibrating an Energy Augmented Real Business Cycle (RBC) Model for the Economy of Bangladesh”, World Review of Business Research, Volume 6, No. 3, October 2016, pp. 1-13.
  21. Amin, S.B. et al., 2016, “Energy Consumption, Economic Growth and Environmental Quality: A Causal Relationship Revisited for the Bangladesh Economy”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Volume 12, No. 2, September 2016, pp. 183-203.
  22. Amin, S.B. et al., 2016, “The Impact of Electrification on Economic Development towards Bangladesh Economy: An Empirical Analysis”, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, Volume 7, No. 2, September 2016, pp. 15-31.
  23. Amin, S.B. et al., 2016, “Prospects and Constraints of Renewable Energy Sector in Bangladesh: An Analytical Exercise”, World Journal of Social Science, Volume 6, No. 2, July 2016, pp. 1-12.
  24. Amin, S.B., and Marsiliani, L., 2015, “Energy Price Shocks in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium: The Case of Bangladesh”, Review of Business and Economics Studies, Volume 30, No. 3, November 2015, pp. 12-21.
  25. Amin, S.B., 2015, “Impact of Gas Price Hikes on Bangladesh Economy: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Analysis”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 31, No.1, June 2015, pp. 369-395.
  26. Amin, S.B., 2014, “Energy Shocks and the Real Business Cycle Model in Bangladesh”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 30, No.1, June 2014, pp. 237-249.
  27. Amin, S.B., 2014, “Sustainable Green Banking: The Case of Bangladesh”, Janata Bank Journal of Money, Finance and Development, Volume 1, No.1, June 2014, pp. 91-98.
  28. Amin, S.B., et al., 2012, “Causal Relationship among Energy Use, CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study”, World Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 2, No. 4, July 2012, pp. 273-290.
  29. Amin, S.B., 2011, “Quantity Theory of Money and Its Applicability: The Case of Bangladesh”, World Review of Business Research, Volume 1, No. 4, September 2011, pp. 33-43.
  30. Amin, S.B., 2011, “Causal Relationship between Consumption Expenditure and Economic Growth in Bangladesh”, World Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 1, No. 2, May 2011, pp. 158-169.
  31. Amin, S.B., and Ferdous S.S., 2010, “The Role of Education and its Impact on Socio-Economic Development in Bangladesh: An Analytical Exercise”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 26, No. 2, December 2010, pp. 67-83.
  32. Amin, S.B., and Rahman A.F.M. Ataur, 2010, “An Empirical Exercise of Money Output Relationship of Bangladesh Economy”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 26, No. 1, June 2010, pp. 205-218.
  33. Amin, S.B., and Rahman A.F.M. Ataur, 2010, “Energy-Growth Nexus in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Volume 7, No. 2, March 2010, pp. 182-195.
  34. Amin, S.B., 2010, “Causality between Economic Growth and Electricity Consumption in Bangladesh”, Journal of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh, Volume 54 and 55, No. 2 and 1, December 2007-June 2008, pp. 7-19.
  35. Amin, S.B., 2010, “Tourism Development and Economic Growth in Bangladesh: An Application of ARDL Testing Approach”, Bank Parikrama, Volume XXXIV & XXXV, September 2009-June 2010, pp. 60-82.
  36. Amin, S.B., 2008, “Tourism and Economic Development: Experience of the Asia Pacific Region”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 24, No. 1 & 2, December 2008, pp. 681-699.
  37. Amin, S.B., 2007, “The Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Economic Growth in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Bank Parikrama, Volume XXXII, No. 1, 2, 3 & 4, March-December 2007, pp. 14-31.

Working Papers

  1. Amin, S.B., and Khan, F., 2018, “Modelling Energy Demand in Bangladesh”, USAEE Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3188503
  2. Amin, S.B., and Islam, N., 2018, “The Prospects of Coal as an Alternative Environmental Friendly Fuel to Mitigate Energy Crisis in Bangladesh Economy”, USAEE Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3188475
  3. Amin, S.B. et al., 2017, “How Can Bangladesh Prepare for the New Era of Global Energy Transition?”, USAEE Working Paper Number 17-316.
  4. Amin, S.B., and Nuarey, N.M., 2016, “The Importance of Using Solar Water Heater as an Alternative Eco-Friendly Technology in Global Market: Some Lessons of Experiences for Bangladesh Economy”, USAEE Working Paper Number 17-299.
  5. Amin, S.B., and Chowdhury, T.M., 2016, “The Socio Economic Impacts of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in Developing Countries: The Case of Bangladesh”, USAEE Working Paper Number 16-264.

 

  1. Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship 2017-2018.
  2. Reviewers Choice Award in the Annual Banking Conference of Bangladesh Institute of Banking Management, 2017.
  3. Third Best Paper Award in in the 2nd International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE), 2017.
  4. North South University Research Grant 2016-2017.
  5. Best Paper Awards in Asian Business Research Conference, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  6. North South University Travel Grant Award 2016.
  7. Durham University Ustinov College Travel Award 2015.
  8. Durham University Ustinov College Global Citizenship Award 2014-2015.
  9. Durham University Ustinov College Award 2013-2014 and 2012-2013.
  10. Durham University Norman Richardson Postgraduate Research Fund 2013.
  11. North South University Travel Grant Award 2011.
  12. Recipient of Dhaka University Scholarships during Honor’s and Master’s Program.

Ph.D. in Economics (Durham University, United Kingdom)

Specialisation in Macroeconomics and Energy Economics

FHEA (United Kingdom)

M.Sc. in International Economics (Essex University, United Kingdom)

M.S.S. in Economics (Dhaka University)

B.S.S. in Economics (Dhaka University)

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

  1. Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow in Durham University Business School (March 2018-To Date)
  2. Assistant Professor (On Leave) in the School of Business and Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 2015-To Date).
  3. Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics and Finance at Durham University Business School, United Kingdom (October 2012-May 2015).
  4. Senior Lecturer (On Study Leave) in the Department of Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 2011- September 2015).
  5. Lecturer in the Department of Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (November 2008-August 2011).
  6. Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 2006-August 2007.
  7. Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in Summer and Fall semester
  8. Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in Fall 2003.
  9. Lead Consultant of a Research on Rate of Return in Education, Action Aid International, Bangladesh, 2008.

Graduate:

  1. Microeconomic Analysis (ECO 511)
  2. Basic Economics (DEV 501)
  3. Economic Analysis for Development Practitioners (DEV 503)

Undergraduate:

  1. Energy Economics and Policy (ECO 486)
  2. International Finance (ECO 430)
  3. Introduction to Econometrics (ECO 372)
  4. Development Economics (ECO 350)
  5. Advanced Macroeconomics (ECO 304)
  6. Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO 204)
  7. Applied Mathematics-II (ECO 244)
  8. Applied Mathematics-I (ECO 134)
  9. Introduction to Statistics (ECO 172)
  10. Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECO 104)
  11. Introduction to Microeconomics (ECO 101)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    1. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
    2. Member of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
    3. Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA).
    4. Member of Lions Club of Dhaka.
    5. Fellow OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
    6. Fellow World Business Institute of Australia (WBI).
  1. Energy Economics
  2. Tourism Economics
  3. Macroeconomics