Speaker - Dr. Monzur Hossain


Dr. Monzur Hossain

Research Director

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

Dr. Monzur Hossain

Monzur Hossain obtained his Ph.D. in International Economics in March 2007 from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan. His area of interest mainly concentrates on the macro-financial domain, with an extensive research focus on evaluating and analyzing development interventions and economic policies. In particular, his core areas of interest are macroeconomics, international economics and financial economics. He also has an interest in some emerging development issues pertaining to SME development, ICTs and knowledge economy, green finance and renewable energy. He has served as a team leader in numerous professional research projects. He served as a consultant for the UNDP, ADB, UNCTAD, EU, World Bank, JICA, International Growth Center (London School of Economics), etc. Before joining BIDS in 2008, he worked for Bangladesh Bank (central bank), Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, and taught Economics in some leading public and private universities in Bangladesh.

He has held several visiting positions, such as Visiting Scholar at Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan (in 2010) and visiting Research Fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan (from January-March, 2020). Currently, he is a member of the Executive Board of the American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (acaes.us). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Bangladesh Development Studies" and the "International Journal of SME Development." He also serves as a member of various committees of the government of Bangladesh under different Ministries and institutions.

Dr. Hossain has published extensively in internationally accredited journals, including Economic Modelling, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Asian Economics, Local Government Studies, Asian Economic Papers, Bangladesh Development Studies, and so on. He also has to his credit numerous other publications in the forms of research reports and edited books. He recently edited a book titled "Bangladesh's Macroeconomic Policy," published by Palgrave Macmillan in February 2020, and a book titled "Digital Transformation and Economic Development in Bangladesh" is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. He presented papers at many national and international academic conferences held in the USA, UK, Japan, Finland, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, and other countries.