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

Dr. Sakib Bin Amin

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor

Ph. D. in Economics
University of Durham, UK
M.Sc. in International Economics
University of Essex, UK                                                                                                M.S.S. in Economics 
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S.S. (Honours) in Economics
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext-1818
Office: NAC 830(B)

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sakib Bin Amin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, and the Director of the Accreditation Project Team (APT) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at North South University (NSU), Bangladesh. Dr. Sakib has been teaching at NSU since 2008.

At NSU, Dr. Sakib teaches courses offered by the School of Business and Economics both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His main teaching interests include Macroeconomics, Energy Economics, Development Economics, and Mathematical Economics. As of now, he has supervised more than 50 research students both at graduate and undergraduate levels. His students also won a few of Best Paper Awards on their outstanding research papers that were supervised and co-authored by Dr. Sakib. He also 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. Currently, he serves as the Lead Coordinator of the research committee and Head of the Improvement Plan Implementation Committee (IPIC) in the Economics department.

Besides teaching and supervising at NSU, Dr. Sakib also spends a considerable time in doing research. His research mainly focuses on electricity price reform, energy policy, and tourism policy in developing countries. Considering the future potential impact of his research, Dr. Sakib was awarded the highly competitive Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship (2017-2018) for conducting his postdoctoral research at Durham University (UK). The Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship is one of the most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world for conducting postdoctoral research and 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. The QS WOW NEWS has published Dr. Sakib’s story in the May 2018 edition (Link:

Upon receipt of this scholarship, Dr. Sakib joined Durham University Business School (DUBS) as Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow in March 2018 for a year. At DUBS, he worked with Dr. Laura Marsiliani, Dr. Thomas Renström, Professor Tooraj Jamasb, and Dr. Manuel Llorca on the economic impact of energy market reform in Bangladesh. He presented his postdoctoral research work in the policy workshop on Reforming State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Asia jointly organised by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), and Academy of Finance, Viet Nam (AOF) held on 7 March 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam (Link: ). Later, he published the postdoctoral research work on “Combining Private and Public Resources: Using Captive Power Plants and Electricity Sector Development in Bangladesh”, in the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade Journal, published by the Taylor & Francis Group.

Dr. Sakib has published over 50 journal articles in different peer-reviewed local and international journals. He has presented his research papers in more than 50 International and local conferences to date. He is also a regular contributor of articles to leading daily newspapers. Dr. Sakib has published a book on Energy Resources in Bangladesh: Trends and Contemporary Issues in Springer International ( This book is the first book of its kind published in the context of the Bangladesh energy scenario and discusses energy policies and presents thought-provoking solutions to energy-related issues.

Previously, Dr. Sakib Bin Amin completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Durham University Business School in 2015. His Ph.D. thesis was concentrated on the Macroeconomics of Energy Price Shocks and Electricity Market Reforms in Bangladesh. Dr. Sakib is the first Bangladeshi modeller to develop an energy focused DSGE (Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium) model in relevance to the Bangladesh energy sector. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has acknowledged the contribution of his Ph.D. thesis and underpinned the results of his thesis in increasing the price of retail electricity by 5.3% on a weighted average in 2017. Dr. Sakib received his bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in Economics from Dhaka University in 2002 (held in 2004) and 2003 (held in 2005), respectively. He also holds a masters’ degree in International Economics from the University of Essex in 2008.

Dr. Sakib has research collaborations with South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), Research and Policy Integration for Development (RAPID) in Bangladesh. He also has research collaborations with different international institutions in Denmark, India, Italy, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Sakib was invited as a Keynote Speaker (Sustainable Energy Options for Electricity Generation in Bangladesh) in a public lecture held on 4 December 2019 at Durham University Business School (DUBS), United Kingdom on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) (Link: (Link: Previously, he was invited as the Keynote Speaker in the Eurasia II International Tourism Congress, 2016 held on 05-07 May, 2016 Konya, Turkey (Link: (Link: 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.

Dr. Sakib was also invited as discussants in the 5th SANEM Annual Economists’’ Conference (SAEC) 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh, SANEM-ActionAid National Dialogue on Realizing the Demographic Dividend: Investment on Young People, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2019, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Day 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Applied Research on Energy and Power Workshop 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh, CPD Bangladeshi Economists Network 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh, BIDS Research ALMUNUC 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

During his stay in 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). He was also awarded the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA) in December 2013. This professional development programme has been designed to enable Durham academic staff to develop and enhance the student learning and teaching experience and to disseminate good practice across the institution. Dr. Sakib is also a fellow of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), and a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA).

Apart from his academic involvement, he is an active member of the 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 and tourism related issues in developing countries and can be contacted at


Books (Authored)

  1. Amin, S.B., 2021, “The Economy of Tourism in Bangladesh: Prospects, Constraints, and Policies”, Palgrave Macmillan (10.1007/978-3-030-72900-4)
  2. Amin, S.B., and Rahman, S., 2018, “Energy Resources in Bangladesh-Trends and Contemporary Issues”, Springer International Publishing AG (ISBN: 978-3-030-02919-7).

Book Chapters

  1. Amin, S. B., Khan, F., Rahman, S.Z., & Solak, B. B., 2021. "Inbound Tourism and Alteration in Social Culture, Norms, and Community Attitudes in the Emerging South Asian Countries with Potential Tourism Industry", In the book titled, Social Psychology of TourismRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group (Forthcoming)
  2. Amin, S.B., Chowdhury, M.I., Ehsan, S.M.A., and Iqbal, S.M.Z, 2021, “Solar Energy Sustainability in Bangladesh: Tackling the Management Challenges” in the book titled, “Design, Analysis and Applications of Renewable Energy Systems”, Elsevier (In Press)
  3. Amin, S.B., Kabir, F., & Khan, F., 2021, “Socioeconomic and Institutional Barriers for Accelerating Biogas Generation” in the book titled “Comprehensive Renewable Energy”, Second Edition, Elsevier (
  4. Amin, S.B., and Solak, B.B., 2020, “Tea Tourism and the Importance of Tea Tourists’ Guidance in India”, in the book titled, Cases on Tour Guide Practices for Alternative Tourism, edited by Yildirim et al., IGI Global. DOI: 4018/978-1-7998-3725-1.ch007
  5. 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 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Azreen, A.B., Amin, S.B., Harvie, C., and Nepal, R., 2021 “The Nexus between Energy and Trade in South Asia: A Panel Analysis”, Economic Papers, Volume 40, Issue 2. Pp. 134-151.
  2. Amin, S.B., and Atique, M.A., 2021, “The Nexus among Tourism, Urbanisation and CO2 Emissions in South Asia: A Panel Analysis”, Tourism and Hospitality Management Journal, Volume 27, No. 1, pp. 63-82.
  3. Amin, S.B., Khan, A.M., Khan, F., and Ahmed, A., 2021, “Policy Paper on the Post Covid-19 Sustainable Energy Options for Power Generation in Bangladesh”, International Energy Journal, Volume 21, Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue 1A, pp. 9-20.
  4. Amin, S.B., Audry, N.N., & Ulfat, A.F., 2021. "The Nexus between Oil Price Shock and The Exchange Rate in Bangladesh." International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Volume 11, Number 2(2021), DOI: 
  5. Alamgir, F., & Amin, S.B., 2021. "The Nexus between Oil Price and Stock Market: Evidence from South Asia." Energy Reports, Volume 7, November 2021pp. 693-703DOI:
  6. Ahmed, A., Amin, S.B., Khan, A.M., and Sultana, T., 2021, “Tourism Development and Economic Growth in Bangladesh: New Evidence from Nonlinear ARDL”, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Volume 11, No. 2, pp. 100-107.
  7. Ahmed, A., Amin, S.B., and Khan, A.M., 2021, “Nexus among Foreign Exchange Reserve, Remittance and Trade Openness: An Empirical Investigation in the Case of Bangladeshi Economy”, Journal of Empirical Studies, Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 1-12. 10.18488/journal.66.2021.71.1.12   
  8. Amin, S.B., Jamasb, T. & Nepal, R., 2020. "Regulatory Reform and The Relative Efficacy of Government Versus Private Investment on Energy Consumption in South Asia", Economic Analysis and Policy, 2020, DOI:
  9. Amin, S.B., Kabir, F.A. & Khan, F., 2020, “Energy-Output Nexus in Bangladesh: A Two-Sector Model Analysis”, Energy Strategy Review. Volume 32, Number 2020. 100566. DOI:
  10. Amin, S.B., and Khan, F., 2020, “Modelling Energy Demand in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Developing Areas, Volume 54, Number 1, pp. 39-52.
  11. Amin, S.B., Kabir, F., Khan, F., and Nihad, A., 2020, “An Empirical Investigation between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Tourism in Bangladesh”, Journal of Tourism Management Research, Volume 7, Number 1, June 2020, pp. 110-121. DOI: 10.18488/journal.31.2020.71.110.121
  12. Ahmed, A., Amin, S.B., and Khan, A.M. 2020, “Forecasting Tourism Revenue in Bangladesh Using ARIMA Approach: The Case of Bangladesh”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Volume 14, Number 2, pp. 149-160.
  13. Amin, S.B., Jamasb, T., Llorca, M., Marsiliani, L., and Renström, T., 2019, “Combining Private and Public Resources: Using Captive Power Plants and Electricity Sector Development in Bangladesh”, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, DOI: 10.1080/1540496X.2019.1703107
  14. Amin, S.B., Kabir, F., Khan, F., and Rahman., Z., 2019, “Impact of Seaside Tourism on Host Community in Bangladesh: The Case of Cox’s Bazar”, North South Business Review, Volume 10, Number 1, December 2019, pp. 69-89.
  15. Amin, S.B., 2019, “Ethical Aspects of Energy Policy Formulation for the Developing Countries”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 35, Number 1, pp. 789-802.
  16. Amin, S.B., Kabir, F., and Khan, F., 2019, “Tourism and Energy Nexus in Selected South Asian Countries: A Panel Study”, Current Issues in Tourism, Volume 23, Number 16, pp. 1963-1967. DOI:10.1080./13683500.2019. 1638354
  17. Amin, S.B., Chowdhury, S.T., and Hafiz, N., 2019, “An Empirical Investigation between Tourism and Government Revenue in Bangladesh”, North South Business Review, Volume 9, Number 2, pp. 51-65.
  18. Ali, A., Amin S.B., and Momo, F.T., 2018, “The Ethics of Tourism Development in Bangladesh”, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, Volume 34, Number 1, pp.439-452.
  19. Amin, S.B., Marsiliani, L., and Renström, R., 2018, “The Impact of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Removal on Bangladesh Economy”, Bangladesh Development Studies, Volume XLI, No. 2, pp. 65-81.
  20. Amin, S.B., Kabir, F., and Khan, F., 2018, “Role of Financial Institution in Energy Financing: Case of Bangladesh”, Janata Bank Journal of Money, Finance and Development, Volume 5, No.1, June 2014, pp. 63-75.
  21. Alamgir, F., and Amin, S.B., 2018, “Effect of Corruption on Socio-economic Development: Evidence from South Asia”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Volume 14, Number 2, pp. 149-160.
  22. Amin, S.B., Porna, A.K., and Morshed, A, M., 2018, “The Causal Relationship between Government Spending and Environmental Quality: The Case for Bangladesh”, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Volume 13, No. 1, pp. 104-118.
  23. Amin, S.B., Khan, F., and Rahman, S., 2018, “Relationship between Renewable Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Five South Asian Countries: An Empirical Analysis”, World Review of Business Research, Volume 8, Number 3, pp. 46-61.
  24. 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, pp. 70-83.
  25. 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, pp. 85-97.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Ali, T.I., Amin, S.B., Marzana, U., 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Amin, S.B., and Murshed, M., 2016, “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.
  32. Amin, S.B., Porna, A.K., and Morshed, A, M., 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.
  33. Amin, S.B., Islam, S.L., Kamal, T.Z., and Mithila, N.M., 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Amin, S.B., Porna, A.K., and Morshed, A, M., 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, pp. 273-290.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.

Working Papers

  1. Amin, S.B., Jamasb, T., Llorca, M., Marsiliani, L., and Renström, T.I., 2021, “The Role of Captive Power Plant in the Bangladesh Electricity Sector”, ADBI Working Paper 1238. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021
  2. Amin, S.B., Jamasb, T., Llorca, M., Marsiliani, L., and Renström, T.I, 2020, "Captive Power, Market Access, and Welfare Effects in the Bangladesh Electricity Sector", Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2020, 22 p. (Working Paper / Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School, No. 8-2020) (CSEI Working Paper, No. 8-2020)
  3. Amin, S.B., and Alamgir, F., 2018, “The Nexus between the Oil Price and Stock Market: Evidence from South Asia”, USAEE Working Paper Number 18-360.
  4. 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:
  5. Amin, S.B. et al., 2017, “How Can Bangladesh Prepare for the New Era of Global Energy Transition?”, USAEE Working Paper Number 17-316.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. Best Paper Awards in the 2nd International Conference on Business and Economics (ICBE) 2017 at Dhaka University.
  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 2011, 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. Recipient of Dhaka University Scholarships during Honor’s and Master’s Program.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics at the University of Durham, UK, 2015.

                      Thesis Topic: The Macroeconomics of Energy Price Shocks and Electricity Market Reforms: The Case of Bangladesh.
                      Supervisors: Dr. Laura Marsiliani and Dr. Thomas Renström
                      Examiners: Professor Tooraj Jamasb (Durham University) and Professor Peter Sinclair (Birmingham University)

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Economics at the University of Essex, UK, 2008.

Master of Social Science (M.S.S.) in Economics at the University of Dhaka, 2003 (held in 2005)

Bachelor of Social Science (B.S.S.) in Economics at the University of Dhaka, 2002 (held in 2004)

  1. Director, Accreditation Project Team (APT), School of Business and Economics, North South University (November 2019-To Date)
  2. Associate Professor in the School of Business and Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2019-To Date)
  3. Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow in Durham University Business School (March 2018-March 2019)
  4. Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 2015-April 2019).
  5. Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics and Finance at Durham University Business School, United Kingdom (October 2012-May 2015).
  6. Senior Lecturer (On Study Leave) in the Department of Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 2011- September 2015).
  7. Lecturer in the Department of Economics at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (November 2008-August 2011).



  1. Managerial Economics (BUS 525)
  2. Microeconomic Analysis (ECO 511)
  3. Basic Economics (DEV 501)
  4. Economic Analysis for Development Practitioners (DEV 503)


  1. Energy Economics and Policy (ECO 486)
  2. International Finance (ECO 430)
  3. Introduction to Econometrics (ECO 372)
  4. Development Economics (ECO 350/415)
  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)
    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 Sector Reforms in Developing Countries
  2. Energy Policies in Macroeconomics Models
  3. Tourism in Developing Countries