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

Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami

Professor and Former Treasurer (Chancellor apponited 2015-2018)

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, 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: 1804
Email: gour.goswami@northsouth.edu
Office: Room No. NAC 830 C, Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics, North South University, Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh            

Curriculum Vitae           Supervised Thesis & Research

 

Brief Intro

Hi, I am Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami,  a Professor, Department of Economics (Since Sep 2010) in the School of Business and Economics at North South University (NSU), Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh. NSU is the first and largest private University and the second largest University in Bangladesh. NSU business school is the first ACBSP accredited business school in Bangladesh. I have received my Ph.D. in Economics degree from University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee, USA in the field of International Economics under the supervision of Professor M. Bahmani-Oskooee in 2003. I have long twenty eight years of teaching, research, consultancy and experience of managing academic administration at different layers starting from Instructor, Proctor, Department Chair, Treasurer, Acting Pro-VC and Acting VC etc. at three different Universities at home and abroad. I have been awarded with University Grants Commission research award for Social Science in the discipline of Economics twice (2003 & 2006). I publish extensively in journals like Applied Economics, Japan and the World Economy, Economic Modeling, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and Southern Economic Journal etc. I also serve as reviewer of many reputed journals like Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Heliyon, The Lancet, and International Trade Journal, Bio Medical and Pharmacology Journal, Singapore Economic Review etc. I am a member of AEDSB, Bangladesh Economic Association, American Economic Association and Canadian Economics Association. My current research includes COVID-19; Night Light; Stock Market; Happiness; Mental Health and Wellbeing; South Asia; Political Risk; Trade Flow; Global Risk; Rohingya Refugee Problem; Nuclear Energy; Bangladesh; Japan; China; Thailand; Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); Higher Education; Foreign Development Assistance; SAARC; ADB; ASEAN; Poverty; Migrant Workers; Rohingya Refugee Problem; Panel Data, Big Data etc. My primary research interests are: International Finance (JEL Class: F3), International Economics (JEL Class: F) followed by Development Economics, Applied Econometrics; Forecasting, Social and Political Issues as secondary field of interest. I also serve as the member of the Editorial Board of Multidisciplinary Business Review (MBR) and Journal of Economic Info (JEI). Thank you for visiting my web page. Currently, I am actively engaged in research on COVID-19 and its different dimensions in our life.

 

Selected Publications

  1. Goswami, G. G. & Alamgir, F. (2018). "Does economic growth spill over more from the eastern than the western countries? Evidence from Bangladesh's four decades of growth experience", South Asian Survey, 25(1&2), 59-83, 2018.  Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0971523119835620
  2. Goswami, G. G. & Mumit, A. (2018). "Are Grades inflated for Good Teaching Evaluations? Evidence from Bangladesh", US-China Education Review A, May 2018, Volume 8, No. 5, 203-216. Link: http://www.davidpublisher.org/Public/uploads/Contribute/5b8f5167210cf.pdf
  3. Goswami, G. G. & Ahmed, T. (2017). “Testing Monetarist-Structuralist Controversy in Determining Inflation in Bangladesh”, The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 51, No. 3, Summer 2017, pp. 17-31.  Link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/662338
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 
  13. 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

Distinctions/Awards

  • University Grants Commission Award 2006 for contribution in Social Science in the discipline of Economics (2nd time) 
  • University Grants Commission Award 2003 for contribution in Social Science in the discipline of Economics (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 Univ. of Wisconsin_Milwaukee, WI, 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
  • MSS in Economics with 1st Class, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BSS (Honors) in Economics, 2nd Class 2nd Position, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • HSC Examination, 1st Division, Stood 5thin the Merit List, Comilla Board, Bangladesh
  • SSC Examination, 1st Division, Stood 16thin the Merit List, Comilla Board, Bangladesh

Academic Experience

Current: Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka (2010-)

and Graduate Progrsm Coorninator, Department of Economics, NSU

Past:

  • Graduate Program Coordinator, NSU, Bangladesh (2004-2009, 2012-2014; 2019-)
  • Professor, Department of Economics, North South University, [From September 16, 2010-continuing] 
  • 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, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 5, 2015- Januaru 5, 2019 [4 years] 
  • Acting Pro-VC, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 11, 2014-27 Feb 2017 [2 years 3 months 16 days]
  • Acting VC, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 11, 2015- 24 February, 2016 [6 months 14 days] 
  • Acting Treasurer, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 21, 2013-January 4, 2015 [1 year 6 months]
  • Proctor, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, From June 2009 to December 2010 [1 year 5 months] 
  • Chair, Department of Economics, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb 2007 to April 2009 [2 year 3 months] 
  • Faculty Advisor, Young Economists’ Forum (YEF), NSU, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004-2007 [3 years] 
  • Students' Club Coordinator, NSU, Spring 2013
  • Undergraduate Admission Test Coordinator, NSU, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014, NSU [1 year] 
  • Head, Dept. of Econ., Shahjalal Univ. of Science & Tech, Sylhet, Bangladesh, From Sep. 1997 to Dec. 1998 [1 year 3 months] 
  • Assistant Proctor, Shahjalal Univ. of Science & Tech, Sylhet, Bangladesh, From 1996 to 1999 [3 years]

Major Committee Services (2010-2019)

Member, Academic Council, NSU (2010-2017)

Member, Finance Committee, NSU (2013-2019)

Member, Syndicate, NSU (2013-2019)

Chairman/Vice Chairman/Member (27)

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, Financial Assistance Committee, Internal Research Grant Assessment Committee, Leave Committee, Library Committee, Need Assessment Committee, Rate Negotiation Committee, Short listing Committee for Administrative Personnel, Technical Committee, Tender Committee 

2010-2012: Worked as a World Bank consultant (National Consultant) in setting up a unified public debt management system in Bangladesh in the light of International best practices. I have served as a National Consultant (Debt Management Specialist).

2012-2013: Worked as consultant (National 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, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2003-2019): 16 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: Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), USA (1999-2003): 4 years

  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, USA) 

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

C. Teaching at 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-);
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Economic Association (1993-);
  • Life Member, Dhaka University Economics Alumni Association (2003-);

Editorial Board Member/Reviewer for International Journals/Books

A. Editorial Board Member

1. Multidisciplinary Business Review (MBR)

2. Journal of Economic Info (JEI)

B. Artilce Editor

1. SAGE Online

2. Palgrave Macmillan (Book)

C. Article Reviewer

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

Research Field (JEL: F3; F1)

  1. International Finance;
  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;
  11. South Asia (SAARC);
  12. South East Asia (ASEAN);
  13. India;
  14. China;
  15. Thailand;
  16. Japan;
  17. Belt Road Initiative (BRI);
  18. Big Data;
  19. Data Science;
  20. Saudi Arabia;
  21. ADB;
  22. Happiness;
  23. Mental Health and Welbeing;
  24. Political Risk;
  25. COVID19;
  26. Global Risk;
  27. Stock Market;
  28. Night Light;
  29. Higher Education;
  30. Nuclear Energy;
  31. Rohingya Refugee Problem;
  32. Foreign Development Assistance;