Raisa Bashar

Full Time Faculty
Lecturer

MS in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Durham University (DU), Business School, United Kingdom

BS in Economics
BS in Environmental Science
North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6224
Email: raisa.bashar@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 715

Curriculum Vitae

Raisa Bashar is a Masters of Science degree holder in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from one of the oldest and very renowned Durham University of Durham, United Kingdom. She completed her Masters degree in August of 2015 with the Best Performer Award in her class. She was also chosen as the Student Representative of the MS in Economics programs at her postgraduate university and is a recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. After a brief employment at ROBI Axiata Ltd., the classic telecommunications company of BD as a Pricing Specialist, she joined as Lecturer at the Environmental Science and Management dept. of North South University in April of 2016.

She is an alumnus of the undergraduate program of the Economics dept. of NSU and her second major was in Environmental Science. She passed out in May of 2014 with a title of Summa cum Laude and several other honors like Financial Aid recipient, President and ex-Treasurer of the academic club of NSU, Young Economists' Forum (YEF), a Teaching Assistantship, etc.

She aims to go for a PhD in Environmental Economics and Policy within a couple of years. Her long-term aim in life is to teach the importance of managing the economy and environment together and sustainably through lectures and researches. She is a passionate creative writer of short stories and poems and has had several writings published related to Economics and the Environment as well.
Publications (2016 - 2017)

  • Current Status and Role of Aquaculture in Environmental Degradation and Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Gurudaspur, Natore (accepted: American Journal of Enviornmental Sciences, November 2017)
  • Economic Valuation of Sundarban's Reserved Forest: The Travel Cost Valuation Method (accepted: under SEM'17 publication, December 2017)
  • Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Unplanned Aquacultural Practices on Natore's Gurudaspur Region (accepted: under SEM'17 publication, December 2017)
  • Social Capital Failure of a Sub-surface Arsenic Removal System: The Case of A Village in Narail (accepted: under EHBSS'17 publication, January 2018)
  • Travel Cost Valuation of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans Reserved Forest (SSRN website; 2016 and abridged version sent by United International University to Springer, 2017)
  • Identification and Analysis of Primary Socio-economic Issues of Dhaka's Korail and Sattola Slums (in print: Fareast International University Journal, 2017)
  • Current Status and Role of Aquaculture in Environmental Degradation and Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Gurudaspur, Natore (in print: American Journal of Env. Sciences, 2017)
  • Positive Inception and Flawed Progression of Aquaculture in Natore’s Gurudaspur Region (accepted for print via ULAB in Elsevier, 2017)
  • Article – Status and Prospects of Blue Economy in Bangladesh (YEF’s Equilibrium, 2016) 
  • Best Performer Award in MS degree, Durham University Business School, UK (2016)
  • Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for Master’s program (2014/2015)
  • Summa cum Laude, Department of Economics, School of Business, North South University (2014)
  • Editor of NSU Young Economists' Forum’s (YEF) tri – annual publication – The YEF Chronicle: Spring 2014 and Summer 2014
  • Academic Director (2013) and Editor-in-Chief (2014) of YEF’s annual publication – Equilibrium
  • Chosen to represent School (CGS) at the Round Square Conference in Canada (2009)
  • Cambridge Excellence Award and The Daily Star Award (2008) for outstanding secondary results
  • Durham University (DU), Business School, United Kingdom

MS in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (August 2015)

  • North South University (NSU), School of Business and Economics

BS in Economics & Environmental Science (May 2014)

  • Chittagong Grammar School

Advanced Level (A-level), May/June 2009

Ordinary Level (O-level), May/June 2007

  • IELTS Instructor at Mentors’ Education, September 2015 – April 2016
  • President at Young Economists’ Forum (YEF) – the Economics club of NSU, July 2013 – June 2014
  • Treasurer and Head of Academic Core at YEF, January 2013 – June 2013
  • Teaching Assistant at North South University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management, May 2012 – April 2013
  • Teacher at Chittagong Grammar School, Dhaka (CGSD), September 2011 – January 2012
  • Specialist; Voice, Product and Pricing at ROBI Axiata Ltd., December 2015 – April 2016
ENV 107: Introduction to Environmental Science
ECO 103: Introduction to Economics
ENV 260: Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ENV 354: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
ENV 372: Techniques of Environmental Valuation

  • Educating Underprivileged Locals about the Importance of Sanitation in Ctg., 2007 - 2009
  • Analysis of the Effluent Treatment Plant at Akij Factory and its Effectiveness, February 2012
  • Analysis of the Transgender Situation in Bangladesh (Research Assistant), March 2012
  • Effectiveness of Environmental Impact Analysis at Rupganj Power Plant, November 2013
  • Fund Raising for Winter Clothes and Blood Donation Drives for NSU clubs, 2012 – 2014
  • Environmental Valuation of Sundarbans Reserved Forest of BD (MS Researcher), 2015
  • Member of the Environmental Science and Management dept.'s Outreach Program
- Environmental Economics
- Environmental Valuation
- Economic Policies for the Environment
- Economics