Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami

Professor of Economics and Treasurer, NSU (On Lien)

Ph.D. in Economics University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
M.S.S. in Economics University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S.S. (Honours) in Economics University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1122
Email: gour.goswami@northsouth.edu
Office: ADM 605

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Biography of Gour Gobinda Goswami

Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami was born in 31 December, 1967 in the village of Ajameru under the district of Moulvibazar, Bangladesh. He received Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and High Secondary Certificate (HSC) with 1st Division under the Humanities group of Comilla Board from Jagatshi G. K. High School in year 1982 and Moulvibazar Government College in year 1984 with 16th and 5th place in the merit list respectively. He graduated with Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) with Honors in Economics (2nd class 2nd) from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 1987 and Masters from the same place with 1st Class in 1988. He received his Ph.D. in Economics degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA under the supervision of Professor Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee in the field of International Economics in 2003. He is currently serving as the Treasurer of North South University. His field of interest ranges from International Finance (Open Economy Macroeconomics), Applied Econometrics, Public Debt Management, Time Series Forecasting to Development Economics.

Dr. Gour started his professional career as a fulltime Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh back in 1992 right after finishing his Masters degree in Economics from Dhaka University. Before joining NSU he was a fulltime teacher and the Head of the Department of Economics (1997-1998) and Assistant Proctor (1996-1999) at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh till 1999. In Fall 1999 he has been awarded with Graduate Teaching Assistantship for pursuing Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. During his Ph.D. he also served as Instructor for teaching nine courses independently at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. After finishing his Ph.D. he joined North South University (NSU) as a fulltime Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics to serve the Private Sector Higher Education in Bangladesh. During his 12+ years of teaching at NSU he served in various capacities. He served as Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2005, Associate Professor from 2005 to 2009 and Professor from 2010 to 2015. He served as the Faculty Advisor for Young Economists’ Forum (YEF), NSU from 2004 to 2007 and MS in Economics Program Advisor since 2004-2009 and 2012-2014. He was the Proctor of NSU, Bangladesh from 2009 to 2010 and the Chair of the Department of Economics, NSU, Bangladesh from 2007 to 2009.

As per recommendation of the board of trustees of NSU under the clause no. 33(1) of the Private University Act 2010, Honorable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Chancellor of NSU has appointed Professor Goswami as the Treasurer of NSU for four years starting from January 5, 2015. In addition he served as the Acting Vice Chancellor of NSU from 11 August 2015 to 25 February, 2016. He also served as Pro-VC in charge since 11 November 2014 till 27 Feb. 2017. He served as Treasurer-in-charge for more than one year (21 June,2013 to 4 January, 2015) before resuming his current responsibility as full time Treasurer. Dr. Gour played active role in setting up a unified public debt management system in Bangladesh in the light of International best practices. He also worked actively in formulating 10 years’ long term perspective plan of the Government of Bangladesh in the light of Vision 2021. Dr. Gour played active role in conducting Results based Monitoring and Evaluation of the 6th Five Year Plan of the Government of Bangladesh.

Dr. Gour is actively involved in research in his field. EconLit, the most widely used search engine of Economics has enlisted more than a dozen of his research papers in its network. SCOPUS, another search engine of scholarly scientific publications has enlisted more than a dozen of his research papers in its archive. It is to be mentioned that his research papers have been published from the reputed journals of Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Germany, India, Korea, Qatar, USA, and UK. His paper on exchange rate sensitivity of bilateral in-payments and out-payments of Japan has been categorized as top 5 among the top 25 hottest articles according to Science Direct. He has been awarded with University Grants’ Commission (UGC) Research Award in Social Science twice. He has received this award in 2003 for the paper on smuggling and purchasing power disparity published from Korea. In 2006 he received UGC award again for another paper on bilateral trade balance modeling published from the UK.  His works have been enlisted in many search engines and networks like Alta Vista, Bing, dogpile, EconLit, excite, Google, IDEAS, LogEC,  lycos, Microsoft Academic Research Network, ORCID, Pubget, RePEC, Scholar Google, SCOPUS, SSRN, Yahoo (Keyword: Gour Gobinda Goswami, Gour G. Goswami or Gour Goswami) etc. His mostly publishes in the field of International Economics (International Finance: JEL Classification: F3).

Dr. Gour is a prolific writer who publishes regularly in renowned International Journals named Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Australian Economics Papers, Economic Modeling, Economic Systems, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Empirical Economic Letters, International Review of Applied Economics, ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics, Japan and the World Economy, Journal of Economic Development, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Political Economy, Review of Social Economy, Southern Economic Journal, The Journal of Developing Areas, and Bangladesh Development Studies etc. In addition to this he serves as the reviewer of about 26 international journals in the discipline of Economics and Business. As an Alumnus of Jagatshi G. K. High School he is the founder of Gopika Ranjan Goswami Memorial Trust for offering scholarship to the poor and meritorious students of Jagatshi G. K. High School since 2011. Dr. Gour is married with Anima Goswami (since 1996) and blessed with two children named Srishti Goswami (Grade:  XI) and Prapti Goswami (Grade IV).

Selected Publications

  •  Goswami, G. G. & Ahmed, T. (2017). “Testing Monetarist-Structuralist Controversy in Determining Inflation in Bangladesh”, The Journal of Developing Areas (JDA), Vol. 51, No. 3, Summer 2017, pp. 17-31.  
  • Goswami, G. G. & Haider, S. (2014). “Does Political Risk Deter FDI Inflow? An Analytical Approach using Panel Data and Factor Analysis”, Journal of Economic Studies, Volume 41, Number 2, pp. 233-252. 

     Link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JES-03-2012-0041

  • Goswami, G. G. & Hussain, M. M. (2013). From Projection to Model based Forecasting: Does it alter the Debt Sustainability of Bangladesh?, Volume XXXVI, No. 3, pp. 1-41, September 2013. 

     Link:http://www.bids.org.bd/bds/36-3/36%283%29.pdf#page=5

  • Mumit, A. & Goswami, G. G. (2011). An Empirical Test of the Heckscher-Ohlin Model in OECD Countries: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach. The Empirical Economics Letters, April 2011, 10(4), 337-346. 

     Link: http://www.eel.my100megs.com/volume-10-number-4.htm

  • Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Goswami, G. G. & Miteza, I. (2008). Could Changes in Black Market Exchange Rates be Expansionary in LDCs? Economics Bulletin, 6(13), 1-9.

     Link: http://scholar.qsensei.com/content/15ccf9

  • Goswami, G. G. & Junayed, S. (2006). Pooled Mean Group Estimation of the Bilateral Trade Balance Equation: U.S. vis-a-vis her Trading Partners? International Review of Applied    Economics, 20(4), Sep 2006, 515-526 [UGC Award Winning Article].  

     Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/irapec/v20y2006i4p515-526.html

  • Goswami, G. G. & Khan, S. (2005). Does Political Risk Lead to Purchasing Power Disparity? A Panel Disaggregated Approach. The Bangladesh Development Studies, 31 (1&2), March-June 2005, 25-55. 

     Link:http://www.jstor.org/pss/40795701 

  • Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Goswami, G. G. & Talukdar, B. (2005). The Bilateral J-Curve: Australia versus her 23 Trading Partners. Australian Economic Papers, June 2005, 44(2), 110-120. 

     Link: http://econpapers.repec.org/article/blaausecp/v_3a44_3ay_3a2005_3ai_3a2_3ap_3a110-120.htm

  • Bahmani-Oskooee, M. & Goswami, G. G. (2005). The Impact of Corruption on the Black Market Premium. Southern Economic Journal, 71(3), January 2005, 483-493. 

    Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/sej/ancoec/v713y2005p483-493.html

  • Bahmani-Oskooee, M. & Goswami, G. G. (2004). Exchange rate sensitivity of Japan’s bilateral Trade flows. Japan and the World Economy,16, 1-15, January 2004.  

     Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/japwor/v16y2004i1p1-15.html 

  • Bahmani-Oskooee, M. & Goswami, G. G. (2003). Smuggling as Another Cause of Failure of the PPP. Journal of Economic Development, 28(2), 23-38, December 2003[UGC Award Winning Article].  

    Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/jed/journl/v28y2003i2p23-38.html

 

Refereed Publications 

1.  Goswami, G. G.& Haider, S. (2014). “Does Political Risk Deter FDI Inflow? An Analytical Approach using Panel
     Data and Factor       Analysis”, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 41 No. 2, 2014, pp. 233-252. 

2. Goswami. G. G.& Khanom, N. (2014). Chapter 14: Does Higher Education Raise Income Inequality? In Mabud,

     M. A. (Ed.) Bangladesh: Population and Environment and Economy.  pp. 214-238. Dhaka: South Asian Institute
     for Advanced Studies. (Book Chapter) 
3.  Goswami, G. G. & Hossain, M. Z. (2013). “Testing Black Market vs. Official PPP: A Pooled Mean Group Estimation
     Approach”, The Empirical Economics Letters, Volume 12, Number 12, December 2013, pp. 1291-1300. 
4.  Goswami, G. G.& Hussain, M. M. (2013). From Projection to Model based Forecasting: Does it alter the Debt
     Sustainability of Bangladesh?, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXVI, September 2013, No. 3, pp. 1-41
5.  Goswami, G. G. et. al (2013). Determinants of beggars’ income in Dhaka City: Do the disabled beggars earn
     more than the able-bodied beggars? accepted for publication in a local journal of NSU named Society, Economy,
     and Development
, Vol. 1, No. 2, March 2013, pp. 35-54. 
6.  Goswami, G. G.& Sarker, M. (2011). Nominal and Real Effective Exchange Rates for Bangladesh: 1973:07–2008:12.
     Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, June 2011, 2(6), 263-274. 
     Link: ttp://www.ifrnd.org/JEBS/2(6)%20June%202011/Nominal%20and%20Real%20Effective%20Exchange%20Rates_
     for%20Bangladesh.pdf
 
7.  Mumit, A. &Goswami, G. G. (2011). An Empirical Test of the Heckscher-Ohlin Model in OECD Countries: A Data
     Envelopment Analysis Approach. The Empirical Economics Letters, April 2011, 10(4), 337-346.
     Link: http://www.eel.my100megs.com/volume-10-number-4.htm 
8.  Goswami, G. G.& Sarker, M. (2010). Exchange Rate Sensitivity of In payments and Out payments of Bangladesh: 
      An Aggregate vs. Bilateral Approach. Bank Parikrama, XXXIV & XXXV, 38-59. 
     Link: http://www.bibm.org.bd/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=143&Itemid=6 
9.  Goswami, G. G.& Ahmed, K. S. (2010). Pooled Mean Group Estimation of the Bilateral In payments and Out
     Payments for Bangladesh vies-a-vies her Major Trading Partners. The ICFAI University Journal of  Applied
     Economics
, Volume: IX (1), January 2010, 27-39. Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/icf/icfjae/v09y2010i1p27-39.html 
10. Haider, ASM. S. &Goswami, G. G. (2010). Forecasting Grameen Bank SIM Card Sales across Six Divisions of
      Bangladesh. Paper presented in the International Conference on Knowledge Globalization jointly organized
      by Suffolk University and Knowledge Globalization Institute, USA and North South University, Bangladesh on
      10 May, 2010, (Conference Proceedings, pp.122-29). 
11. Goswami, G. G. & Ahmed, K. (2009). Pooled Mean Group Estimation of the Bilateral In payments and out
      payments of Bangladesh vis-à-vis her Trading Partners. Paper presented  in the  International Conference 
      on Applied Economics and Time series Econometrics (ICAETE) organized by   ICFAI Business School (IBS) 
      Hyderabad in  collaboration with Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai & The Indian
      Econometric Society (April 17-18th 2009),  Hyderabad, India. 
12. Goswami, G. G. & Rajib, B.S. (2009). The Effect of Media Freedom on Corruption: A Re-examination. Paper
       presented in the 10th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF) Conference organized by the Royal Institute
       of Management, Thimpu, Bhutan on 9th-10th April 2009, Thimpu, Bhutan.  
13. Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Goswami, G. G.& Miteza, I. (2008). Could Changes in Black Market Exchange Rates    
      be Expansionary in LDCs? Economics Bulletin, 6(13), 1-9 
      Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/ebl/ecbull/v6y2008i13p1-9.html 
14. Goswami, G. G.& Rahman, AKM A. (2008). Disaggregated Spending and the Productivity Bias Hypothesis. 
      The Journal of Developing Areas, 41(2), 79-90. Link: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1417097471.html 
15. Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Goswami, G. G.& Talukdar, B. (2008). The Bilateral J-Curve: Canada versus her 20 
      Trading Partners. International Review of Applied Economics, 22 (1), January 2008, 93-104. 
      Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/irapec/v22y2008i1p93-104.html 
16.  Goswami, G. G. (2007). Corruption and the Purchasing Power Disparity: A Panel Two Stage Regression
        Approach? Paper presented at the 9th SAMF conference held in Dhaka on February 24, 2007  
       (Conference Proceedings, pp. 193-200). 
17.  Goswami, G. G.& Junayed, S. (2006). Pooled Mean Group Estimation of the Bilateral Trade Balance Equation:
       U.S. vis-a-vis her Trading Partners? International Review of Applied Economics, 20(4), Sep 2006, 515-526.   
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/irapec/v20y2006i4p515-526.html 
18.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Bahmani, S., Chakrabarti, A. &Goswami, G. G. (2006). Political Rights, Civil Liberties, 
       and Economic Growth in Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Miguel-Angel Galindo Martin(eds.) Next Economic 
       Growth: New Factors and New Perspectives, NOVA Publishing Company, New York, June 2006, pp. 1-10 
       (Book Chapter). Link: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3643 
19.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2006), “Military Spending and the Black Market Premium in 
       Developing Countries. Review of Social Economy, March 2006, 64 (1), pp. 77-91. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/rsocec/v64y2006i1p77-91.html 
20.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2006). Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Black Market Premium
       on Foreign Exchange: Evidence from Developing Countries. Review of Political Economy, January 2006, 
       18(1), pp. 91-104. Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/revpoe/v18y2006i1p91-104.html 
21.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Economidou, C. &Goswami, G. G. (2006). Bilateral J-curve between the UK vis-a`-vis 
       her major trading partners. Applied Economics, 2006, 38, 879-888. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/applec/v38y2006i8p879- 888.html 
22.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M.,  Goswami, G. G.& Mebratu, S. (2006). Black Market Premium and Income Distribution. 
       The Journal of Developing Areas, 2006, 39, 17-28. Link: http://www.jstor.org/pss/4193001 
23.  Goswami, G. G.& Khan, S. (2005). Does Political Risk Lead to Purchasing Power Disparity? A Panel
        Disaggregated Approach. The Bangladesh Development Studies, 31 (1&2), March-June 2005, 25-55. 
        Link: http://www.jstor.org/pss/40795701 
24.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2005). The Impact of Corruption on the Black Market Premium. 
       Southern Economic Journal, 71(3), January 2005, 483-493. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/sej/ancoec/v713y2005p483-493.html 
25.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2005). Military Spending as Another Cause of Failure of PPP, 
       Applied Economics Letters, 12 (11), September 2005, 663-667. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/apeclt/v12y2005i11p663-667.html 
26.    Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Goswami, G. G.& Talukdar, B. (2005). The Bilateral J-Curve: Australia versus her
       23 Trading Partners. Australian Economic Papers,June 2005, 44(2), 110-120. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/ausecp/v44y2005i2p110-120.html 
27.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Economidou, C. &Goswami, G. G. (2005). How Sensitive are Britain's In-payments 
       and Out payments to the Value of the British Pound?. Journal of Economic Studies, 32(6), 40-55. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/eme/jespps/v32y2005i5p455-467.html 
28.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2005). Black Market Exchange Rate and the PPP in Emerging 
        Economies. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 41, May-June 2005, 37-52. 
        Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/mes/emfitr/v41y2005i3p37-52.html 
29.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Goswami, G. G.& Talukdar, B. (2005). Exchange Rate Sensitivity of the 
       Canadian Bilateral      In payments and Out payments. Economic Modeling, 22(4), July 2005, 745-757.
       Link:http://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/ecmode/v22y2005i4p745-757.html 
30.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M., Economidou, C. &Goswami, G. G. (2005). Export Led Growth Hypothesis Revisited: 
       A Panel Cointegration Approach. Scientific Journal of Administrative Development, 3, June 2005, 40-55. 
      Link:  http://www.iad.gov.qa/arabic/images/stories/document/volume3/article3.pdf 
31.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2004). Exchange rate sensitivity of Japan’s bilateral Trade flows. 
       Japan and the World Economy,16, 1-15, January 2004.  
      Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/japwor/v16y2004i1p1-15.html  
32.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2004). Long Run Nature of the Relationship between
       the Black Market and the Official Exchange Rates. Economic Systems, 28 (3), September 2004, 319-327. 
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/ecosys/v28y2004i3p319-327.html 
33.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2004). Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and the PPP in
        Developing Countries, The Global Journal of Finance and Economics, 1 (1), 2004, 1-9. 
34.  Arora, S., Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2003). Bilateral J-Curve Between India and Her Trading 
       Partners. Applied  Economics, 35 (9), 1037-1041, June 15.       
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/applec/v35y2003i9p1037-1041.html 
35.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2003). Smuggling as Another Cause of Failure of the PPP.
       Journal of Economic Development, 28(2), 23-38, December 2003.  
       Link: http://ideas.repec.org/a/jed/journl/v28y2003i2p23-38.html 
36.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2003). A Disaggregated Approach to Test the J-Curve
       Phenomenon: Japan versus Her Major Trading Partners. Journal of Economics and Finance, 27 (1),
       102-113, Spring 2003. Link: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-290685041.html  
37.  Bahmani-Oskooee, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2003). Smuggling and the Black Market Premium.
       Scientific Journal of Administrative Development, 1, 95-111. 
       Link: http://www.iad.gov.qa/arabic/images/stories/document/volume1/article5_2003.pdf 
38.  Goswami, G. G. (2003). Institutional Factors in Determining the Black Market Premium in Developing  
        Countries. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S.A.,
        August 2003 (Ph.D. Supervisor: Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee).
       Link: http://books.google.com.bd/books/about/Institutional_factors_in_determining_the.html?id=dqMIOAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y 
39.  Goswami, G. G.& Hasanuzzaman, S. (1996). Tackling Trade Deficit of Bangladesh: The Relative
        Effectiveness of Exchange Rate Alteration and Some Related Variables. Shahjalal University of Science and
        Technology (SUST) 
Studies, 1(1), April 1996, 17-23.

 

Reports 

  1. Goswami, G. G. (2013). Data Requirements for the Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation. 
  2. Agarwal, I.D. &Goswami, G. G.& Abedin, Z (2012). “Medium Term Debt Strategy of Bangladesh: FY 2012-13 to FY 2014-15”, Report prepared and submitted to the GOB.  
  3. Agarwal, I.D. & Abedin, Z, &Goswami, G. G.& Wadood, S. N. (2011). “Report on Government Bond Market in Bangladesh”, September 2011, Report prepared and submitted to the GOB.  
  4. Agarwal, I.D. &Goswami, G. G.& Wadood, S. N. (2011). “Report on Nationwide NSD Beneficiary Survey”, February 2011, Report prepared and submitted to the GOB.  
  5. Agarwal, I.D. &Goswami, G. G.& Wadood, S. N. (2011). “Diagnostic Report on NSD”, March 2011, Report prepared and submitted to the GOB.  
  6. Agarwal, I.D. &Goswami, G. G.& Wadood, S. N. (2011). “Diagnostic Report on FABA”, January 2011, Report prepared and submitted to the GOB.  
  7. Mansur, A. H. & Haque, M. &Goswami, G. G. (2010). “Inception Report on Developing Capacities for Debt Policy and Management in Bangladesh”, July 2010, Report prepared and submitted to the GOB.

 Notes 

  1. Goswami, G. G. (2013). International best Practices in Manufacturing Strategy: Lessons for Bangladesh  
  2. Mansur, A. H. &Goswami, G. G. (2013). “Background Paper on Food Security in Bangladesh: How to achieve better Nutritional Level through Balancing the Diet?”  
  3. Mansur, A. H. &Goswami, G. G. (2013). “Social Accountability of Public Sector Expenditure in Bangladesh: Where do we stand at the local government level?”  
  4. Goswami, G. G. (2012). “How to Develop TDMW as the Middle Office of Debt Management in Bangladesh?” 
  5. Goswami, G. G. (2012).  “Debt Sustainability Analysis for Bangladesh: An Exploratory Analysis”.  
  6. Goswami, G. G. (2011). “A Brief Overview of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Bangladesh”.  
  7. Goswami, G. G. (2011).  “International Experience of Small Savings: Some Selected Countries”.  
  8. Goswami, G. G. (2011). “An Examination of the Market Development of Government Securities in Bangladesh”. 
  9. Goswami, G. G. (2011). “Consolidated Hardware and Software Requirements for TDMW, FABA, and BB for DMFAS 6.0”. 

Distinctions/Awards

  • Goswami, G. G. & Ahmed, T. (2016). “Testing Monetarist-Structuralist Controversy in Determining Inflation in Bangladesh”. Paper presented at International Conference for Bankers and Academics (ICBA) 2016 at BIBM, Dhaka, Bangladesh jointly organized by Tennessee State University, University of South Australia and CQ University, Australia and Journal of Developing Area (JDA). Got best paper award. 
  • University Grants Commission Award 2006 for original contribution in Social Science (2nd time) 
  • 'University Grants Commission Award 2003 for original contribution in Social Science (1st time) 
  • The following lead article has been selected as 5th among top 25 hottest articles in the Japan and the World Economy in terms of downloads: "Exchange rate sensitivity of Japan's bilateral trade flows", Japan and the World Economy, Volume 16, Issue 1, 1 January 2004, Pages 1-15 (with M. Bahmani-Oskooee).
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (1999-2003) 
  • Bangladesh-Swedish Trust Travel Award for Graduate Studies in the USA 
  • Research Assistantship, Center for Research on International Economics (CRIE), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (2002-2003) under Professor Harvey Wilmeth 
  • Talent pool Scholarship for obtaining the 5th Position in the Merit list for HSC Examination in 1984

 

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, 2003 (CGPA: 3.725/4.00)
  • MSS in Economics with 1st Class, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988
  • BSS (Honors) in Economics, 2nd Class 2nd Position, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1987
  • HSC Examination, 1st Division, Stood 5thin the Merit List, Comilla Board, Bangladesh, 1984
  • SSC Examination, 1st Division, Stood 16thin the Merit List, Comilla Board, Bangladesh, 1982

Academic Experience

  • MS in Economics Program Advisor, NSU, Bangladesh (2004-2009, 2012-2014) [7 years] 
  • Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, From September 16, 2010-January 4, 2015 [4 years 3 months]  
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, From November 2005 to August 2010 [5 years]  
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, From September 2003 to October 2005 [2 years]  
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, From September 1999 to August 2003 (Taught 9 courses independently) [4 years] 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, From December 1995 to August 1999 [4 years] 
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, From December 1992 to November 1995 [3 years]

Administrative experience

  • Treasurer, North South University, January 5, 2015- Januaru 4, 2019 [2 year 2 months] 
  • Pro-VC in charge, North South University, November 11, 2014-27 Feb 2017 [2 years 3 months 16 days]
  • Vice Chancellor in charge, North South University, August 11, 2015- 24 February, 2016 [6 months 14 days
  • Treasurer-in-charge, North South University, June 21, 2013-January 4, 2015 [1 year 6 months]
  • Proctor, North South University, From June 2009 to December 2010 [1 year 5 months
  • Chair, Department of Economics, North South University, Feb 2007 to April 2009 [2 year 3 months
  • Faculty Advisor, Young Economists’ Forum (YEF), NSU, 2004-2007 [3 years
  • Undergraduate Admission Test Coordinator, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014, NSU [1 year
  • Head, Dept. of Econ., Shahjalal Univ. of Science & Tech, Sylhet, From Sep. 1997 to Dec. 1998 [1 year 3 months
  • Assistant Proctor, Shahjalal Univ. of Science & Tech, Sylhet, From 1996 to 1999 [3 years]


Major Committee Services (2013-2017)

Chairman/Vice Chairman/Member (27)

Academic Council, Academic Review Committee, Administrative Appointment Committee, Administrative Promotion Committee, Admission Committee, Audit Committee, Board of Trustees, Campus Development Committee, Chief Coordinator for Celebration of 24 Years' of Glory, Conference, Travel and Research Grant Committee, Contributory Provident Fund Committee, Degree Review Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Faculty Appointment Committee, Faculty Promotion Committee, Faculty Search Committee, Finance Committee, Financial Assistance Committee, Internal Research Grant Assessment Committee, Leave Committee, Library Committee, Need Assessment Committee, Rate Negotiation Committee, Short listing Committee for Administrative Personnel, Syndicate, Technical Committee, Tender Committee


Major Contributions as VC, Pro-VC and Treasurer 

  1. Introduced automated course registration and payment system at NSU under direct supervision;
  2. Introduced special academic calendar during hartal or blockade;
  3. Introduced joint academic and event calendar for NSU for the next one year;
  4. Introduced single calendar for both graduate and undergraduate students at NSU;
  5. Minimized the late payment through introducing early payment system in the academic calendar;
  6. Introduced speedy processing system for transcripts, certificates etc. (processing time reduced from several weeks to several hours);
  7. Introduced semester-wise degree review system;
  8. Simplification and up-gradation of undergraduate and graduate admission system;
  9. Introduced the fastest processing of merit list for financial aid recipient on the basis of admission test result and their award giving ceremony on the orientation day;
  10. Introduced campus-wide faculty orientation system in each semester;
  11. Supervised the introduction of online grade checking and course load checking for faculty members;
  12. Speedy processing of faculty hiring from home and abroad (speedy completion of faculty hiring well ahead of new semester);
  13. Set up Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at NSU under the World Bank funded project of UGC;
  14. Highlighted NSU through electronic media (ATN-Bangla, ATN News, Bangla Vision, Channel 24, Rtv);
  15. Raised the number of Ph.D. faculty members as Department Chair;
  16. Faster processing of administrative files through proper distribution of work and supervision;
  17. Minimized the number of part-time faculty members and strictly controlling the requirement of teaching courses by at least foreign Master’s degree holder;
  18. Up-gradation of undergraduate and graduate admission requirement (from GPA 7 to GPA 8 for undergraduate and GPA 2.5 to GPA 2.75 for graduate level entry);
  19. Minimized expenditure, maximized surplus, payment of debt and paved the way for setting up residential campus as Treasurer;
  20. Worked closely with Board of Trustees and Government for uplifting the quality and image of NSU
  21. Served in all the major statutory and non-statutory committees as Chairman, Vice Chairman or Member;
  22. Speedy implementation of committee decisions through regular holding of meetings and minimizing meeting time duration (reducing it by 50%)
  23. Supervised the regular monthly newsletter publication (NSU NEWS);
  24. Successful implementation of ACBSP accreditation for business school for the first time in Bangladesh
  25. Took initiative for all local and regional accreditation and ABET accreditation for Engineering school;
  26. Served as Chief Coordinator for Organizing the celebration of Twenty Four Years of Glory at NSU (1992-2016)
  27. Organized 19th Convocation of NSU with the presence of honorable Chancellor and the President of the Republic Mr. Mohammad Abdul Hami
  28. Received University Grants’ Commission Award (UGC Award) twice (2003, 2006) for original contribution in Social Science Research in the discipline of Economics. No faculty member from any private University of Bangladesh has received such prestigious award twice
  29. Introduced Anti-Smoking Law at NSU as Proctor;
  30. Set up separate Proctor Office as a full-fledged Office in new campus at Bashundhara area;
  31. Recruited sufficient number of Assistant Proctors including female Assistant proctor for the First time;
  32. Speedy trial of disciplinary violations;
  33. Ensure clean campus (no banner or poster other than designated area);
  34. Raised Economics student enrollment by at least 100% and number of students doing second major and minor in Econ, doubled;
  35. Introduced new field like Econometrics, Financial Economics at MS level at NSU;
  36. Major modernization in BS, MS, and MDS curricula by introducing new field courses like Time Series Forecasting, Internship, Poverty and Famine, Microcredit, Health Economics etc.;
  37. Introduced weekend sessions for working graduate students;
  38. Introduced three hour once-a-week class for working students;
  39. Introduced prerequisite classes offered in the evening for working graduates;
  40. Introduced teaching facility for teachers (doing Ph.D. in North American Universities) under study leave during their summer stay in Dhaka
  41. Organized First Prime Bank International Conference of Young Economists (2007)
  42. Publication of ‘Equilibrium’ the first magazine of Young Economists’ Forum (YEF);
  43. Organized Cross-Talk;
  44. Organized several National, International Seminars, national and international study tours;
  45. Set up of New Computer Laboratory for the students of Applied Econometrics in the Department of Economics at Shahjalal University, Sylhet
  46. Introduced new admission test system with Optical Character Reading (OCR) system for the first time in any public University of Bangladesh

 

  1. Worked as a World Bank consultant in setting up a unified public debt management system in Bangladesh in the light of International best practices.

   2. Worked as consultant in conducting Results based Monitoring and Evaluation of the 6th Five Year Plan of the Government of Bangladesh.

   3. Worked as short term consultant for preparing ten years’ long-term perspective plan of the Government of Bangladesh in the light of Vision 2021.

A. Teaching at NSU, Bangladesh (2003-2014): 11 years

Graduate Level 

  1. Advanced International Trade Theory (MS in Economics);
  2. International Financial Economics (MS in Economics);
  3. Econometric Method (MS in Economics);
  4. Time Series Model (MS in Economics);
  5. Panel & Limited Dependent Variable Model (MS in Economics);
  6. Basic Economics(MDS);
  7. Financial Market & Institutions (MBA/EMBA);
  8. Health Economics & Financing (MPH/EMPH);
  9. Health Care and Education Management (MDS)
  10. Health Care Management (MDS)
  11. Methods & Tools in Development Research (MS in Economics/MDS);
  12. Business Economics (EMBA)

 
Undergraduate Level

  1. International Trade Theory & Policy (BS in Economics);
  2. International Finance (BS in Economics);
  3. Introduction to Macroeconomics (BS in Economics/BBA);
  4. Introduction to Microeconomics (BS in Economics/BBA);
  5. Intermediate Macro Theory-I (BS in Economics/BBA);
  6. Introduction to Econometrics (BS in Economics/BBA);
  7. Applied Statistics (BS in Economics/BBA);
  8. Applied Mathematics II (BS in Economics/BBA);
  9. Mathematics I (BS in Economics and BBA);
  10. International Financial Management (BBA);
  11. Applied Time Series Forecasting (BS in Economics/BBA);
  12. Money, Banking, and Financial Market (BS in Economics/BBA);


B. Instructor: Independent Teaching (9 courses) (1999-2003): 4 Years
 


Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
 

  1. Research Methodology in Economics (for the students of Master’s in Human Resource and Labor Relations);
  2. Economic Development (BS in Economics);
  3. Economic Statistics (BS in Economics);
  4. Intermediate Macroeconomics (BS in Economics);
  5. Intermediate Microeconomics (BS in Economics);
  6. International Economic Relations (BS in Economics);
  7. International Trade (BS in Economics);
  8. Principles of Microeconomics (BS in Economics);
  9. Survey of Economics (All undergraduate students); 

Graduate Teaching Assistant (UWM) 

  1. Econometrics (Lab Section, Undergrad. and Grad. Level);
  2. Economic Statistics (Undergrad. Level);
  3. Survey of Economics (Undergrad. Level); 

C. Teaching at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh (1992-1999): 7 Years

  1. Contemporary Issues of Bangladesh Economy (BSS in Economics);
  2. Economic Development and Planning (BSS in Economics);
  3. Intermediate Macroeconomics (BSS in Economics);
  4. International Economics (BSS in Economics and MSS in Economics);
  5. Principles of Macroeconomics (BSS in Economics, Sociology);
  6. Principles of Microeconomics (BSS in Economics, Sociology);

Professional Affiliation 

  • Member, American Economic Association (AEA);
  • Member, Canadian Economic Association (CEA);
  • Life Member, Association for Economic and Development Studies in Bangladesh (AEDSB)(2000-);
  • Chairman/Member, Editorial Board, NSU News;
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Economic Association (1993-);
  • Life Member, Dhaka University Economics Alumni Association (2003-);
  • Registered Graduate, Dhaka University (2006-);


Reviewer for International Journals 

  1. Agricultural Economics (Wiley-Blackwell);
  2. Bangladesh Development Studies;
  3. Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy;
  4. Bank Parikrama;
  5. Canadian Journal of Economics (Wiley);
  6. Economics Bulletin;
  7. Economic Change and Restructuring (Springer)
  8. Economic Modeling (Elsevier);
  9. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (ME Sharpe, Inc.);
  10. Empirical Economics (Springer);
  11. Global Business & Economics Review (Inderscience Publishers);
  12. The Global Economic Review (Routledge):
  13. The Global Journal of Finance and Economics;
  14. International Economic Journal (Taylor & Francis);
  15. The International Trade Journal (Taylor & Francis);
  16. International Economics and Finance Journal (Serial Publications);
  17. International Review of Applied Economics(Taylor & Francis);
  18. The Journal of Developing Areas (Project MUSE);
  19. Journal of Economics (Springer);
  20. Journal of Economic Studies (Emerald);
  21. Journal of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh
  22. Journal of Knowledge Globalization (Knowledge Globalization Institute);
  23. Journal of Peace Research (SAGE Publications);
  24. North South Business Review;
  25. Research in International Business and Finance (Elsevier);
  26. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review (Elsevier)

 

Research Field

  1. International Finance (JEL Class: F3)
  2. International Economics
  3. Development Economics
  4. Public Debt Management
  5. Applied Econometrics
  6. Time Series Forecasting
  7. Panel Data Econometrics
  8. Education Management
  9. Economic Modeling
  10. Bangladesh Issues

Professor of Economics and Treasurer, NSU (On Lien)

Ph.D. in Economics University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
M.S.S. in Economics University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.S.S. (Honours) in Economics University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 1122
Email: gour.goswami@northsouth.edu
Office: ADM 605

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