Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami
Professor of Economics and Treasurer, NSU (On Lien)
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).
|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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Graduate Teaching Assistant (UWM)
Professor of Economics and Treasurer, NSU (On Lien)