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

Dr. Salma Begum Rahman

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor


Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky, USA
M.S., Economics, University of Kentucky, USA
M.S.S., Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore
B. Ec., (Hons), Economics, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1823
Email: salma.begum@northsouth.edu
Office: NAC 831D

Curriculum Vitae

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

I am an economist by training and an educator by profession. My teaching interests include economics of labor market, public finance, law and economics, health economics, and econometrics. 

I am a nature lover and I enjoy traveling in my spare time. I'm also an avid follower of Tigers (Bangladesh National Cricket Team); their victory can brighten up any day.

Current Research: 

Begum, Salma and Rafe Reis Hannan, “The Impact of Pre-Defined Gender Roles on Female Labor Force Participation: Evidences from Bangladesh Labor Force Survey 2016-2017”

Begum, Salma and Syed Ehshamul Hoque, “ An Analysis of Youth Labor Market and NEET in Bangladesh Based on the Labor Force Survey 2016-2017”

Begum, Salma, and Christopher Bollinger, Employment of Single Mothers: Child Care Costs and Effectiveness of the EITC”, (presented at the SEA Annual Conference in November, 2015)

Begum, Salma, "Gender Wage Gap in Bangladesh: Oaxaca Decomposition"

Begum, Salma, "Occupational Health and Safety in RMG Sector of Bangladesh: Effectiveness of Training”

Journal Publications

Begum, Salma, and Tasmia Nahreen Jahangir “Labour Market Returns to Education: Evidences from Bangladesh”, North South University Business Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2018, Pp 52-63.

Begum, Salma, and Syed Yusuf Saadat “The Value of a Bangladeshi Woman's Time: An Econometric Analysis” Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2018, Pp 20-39.

Begum, Salma, and Tahreen Zahra, “Compliance and Safety Standards in the Readymade Garments Sector of Bangladesh: An Econometric Analyses”, International Review of Business Research Papers, Vol. 12. No. 2. September 2016 Issue, Pp. 166 – 182.

Book Chapters: 

Ahmed, Muzaffar, and Begum Salma, Introductory Chapter in “Who gets what: A gender analysis of public expenditure in Bangladesh”, Barbara Evers and Kaniz Siddique (eds.), University Press Limited, Bangladesh, 2006

Siddique Kaniz, , and Begum Salma, Chapter on Industrial Sector in “Emerging Issues in Bangladesh Economy: A Review of Bangladesh’s Development 2005-06”, Center for Policy Dialogue and University Press Limited, Bangladesh, 2008

Policy Papers, Reviews, and Technical Reports:

Ahmed Sabbir, Salma Begum, and Mashfiqur Rahman, “Assessing Macro Impacts of Community –Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) in the Inland Open Water Fishery Sector of Bangladesh”, World Fish Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2006

Islam Asad, and Salma Begum, “Assessing Economy-wide Impacts of Micro Interventions in the Inland Fishery Sector: A Case Study of Community-Based Fishery Management (CBFM) in Bangladesh”, World Fish Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005

Rashid, M. Ali, and Begum, Salma,, “RMG value chain Analysis and Informational Needs Assessment Study”, German Technical Assistance, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005

Begum, Salma, “Initiatives Profile in RMG Sector for Post-MFA Challenges in Bangladesh”, International Labor Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004

Third National Plan of Action for Children (2004-09), Govt. of Bangladesh and UNICEF, Dhaka, 2004

 Bangladesh Country Paper for Asia Poverty Research (Phase I work), Action Aid Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999

Conference Participation and Professional Engagement

4th SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference (SAEC) 2019 on “Governing New Challenges: Inclusive Development, Trade, and Finance” to be held in Dhaka, February 16-17, 2019 (Expected as a Presenter)

"Towards a Sustainable and Future-fit RMG Industry in Bangladesh, Roundtable Discussion arranged by amfori (previously known as FTA), November 20, 2018 (Participant)

"BIDS Research Almanac 2018",  organized by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, November 11-12, 2018 (Discussant)

"Budget Talk 2018" jointly organised by the Department of Economics and NSU Young Economists' Forum, NSU campus, Dhaka, July 11, 2018 (Keynote Presenter)

"BIDS Research Almanac 2017",  organized by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka, December 6-7, 2017 (Discussant)

“International Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration, and Development in South Asia and Beyond”, jointly organized by Public Policy and Governance Program at North South University and Department of Administration and Organization Theory at University of Bergen, Norway, Dhaka, November 18-19, 2017 (Discussant)

Results Sharing Workshop of the "Safe, Clean, Environment-Friendly Factories in Bangladesh (EHS+ Center/EHS Academy) project" organized by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), Dhaka, November 20, 2017 (Panel Discussant)

NSU Economics Conference  on “Bangladesh toward Upper Middle Income Country Status: Challenges and Opportunities”, NSU campus, Dhaka, March 12-13, 2017 (Presenter)

"Workshop on Labor Markets and Growth”, organized by BRAC Institute of Governance and Development in partnership with RAND Corporation (USA) and University of Sussex (UK), Dhaka, March 2015 (Participant)

IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 19-20, 2015 (Participant)

Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, November 21-23, 2015 (Presenter and discussant)

Kentucky Economic Association Meetings, 2007 - 2012 (Participant)

Training on Micro-macro Linkages and Impacts of Globalization, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1999 (Participant)

Training on Thematic Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). Hyderabad, India, 1999 (Participant)

Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Business and Economics, North South University, 2015

Research Challenge Trust Fund II Gatton Doctoral Fellowship, Department ofEconomics, University of Kentucky, 2009

Teaching Assistantship, Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, fall 2007 - 2012

Teaching Assistantship, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore,2002

Tuition Fee Grant, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, 2002

Golden Key National Honor Society, Monash Chapter, Australia, 1996

Undergraduate Scholarship, Australian International Development Assistance, 1993-1997

Higher Secondary Scholarship for Second Position in the Merit List, Government of Bangladesh, 1992

Secondary School Scholarship for First Position in the Merit List, Government of Bangladesh, 1990

Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 2012 (Labor, Public Economics)

M.Sc., Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 2008

M.Soc.Sci., Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2002

B.Ec.(Hons), Economics, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia, 1997 

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, September 2018–present

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, March 2013– August 2018

Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, fall 2008 – fall 2012

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Kentucky, fall 2007 – summer 2008

Lecturer (on study-leave), Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, fall 2007 – 2012

Lecturer, Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, summer 2003 – summer 2007

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Northern University, Dhaka, Spring 2003

Operations Director, EHS+ Center, North South University, Dhaka, since February 2016
Information and Conference Officer, International Jute Organization, May1999- Dec 2001
Consultant, Action Aid Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 1998 - April 1999

Courses Taught at NSU

ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics (Undergraduate)

ECO 172 Introduction to Statistics (Undergraduate)

ECO 173 Applied Statistics (Undergraduate)

ECO 203 Intermediate Microeconomics I (Undergraduate)

ECO 309 Urban Economics (Undergraduate)

ECO 314 Public Finance (Undergraduate)

ECO 341 Economics of Labor and Labor Markets (Undergraduate)

ECO 372 Introduction to Econometrics (Undergraduate)

ECO 511 Microeconomic Analysis (Graduate)

ECO 502 Econometrics (Graduate)

ECO 503 Microeconomic Theory (Graduate)

DEV 573 Dynamics of Urban Development (Graduate)

Bangladesh Economic Association

American Alumni Association (AAA)

Australia Awards Alumni Association of Bangladesh (AAAB)

My research interests lie in applied microeconomics, with particular interest in labor market and public policy.