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Economics Crossing Boundaries: Possibilities and Constraints

Economics Crossing Boundaries: Possibilities and Constraints

FE Online 2022-02-26 13:26:52

What are the limitations of economic models in describing or explaining economic phenomena in real life? What are the main differences between what economic students are taught in class via their text...

Pandemic & inflation in Bangladesh

Pandemic & inflation in Bangladesh

Md Maidul Islam Chowdhury, Alok Roy, Nazmun Nahar Mily and Sayera Younus   2021-09-20 20:36:23

Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis for the modern world. Integration among countries across the globe through globalisation has made the crisis unique in its kind. Bangladesh also could not...

FDI, FTAs & GVCs behind Vietnam’s superb export feat

FDI, FTAs & GVCs behind Vietnam’s superb export feat

Zaidi Sattar 2021-09-17 11:49:17

While theories about the gains from trade originated from the minds of thinkers and thought leaders in Europe and North America, the practice of leveraging international trade to transform poor backwa...

Beyond digital mapping of RMG sector

Beyond digital mapping of RMG sector

Afshana Choudhury, Fahim S Chowdhury, Sadril Shajahan and Faria Ahmad   2021-09-06 20:39:46

Using different tools and maps for disaster risk reduction, hazard preparation and emergency response is a common practice for years. However, evidence of effectiveness of this approach is still hard...

Good economics demands that we manage nature better

Good economics demands that we manage nature better

Partha Dasgupta   2021-09-03 20:11:47

The past 70 years are a success story on many counts. We are healthier, live longer, and enjoy higher income, on average, than our predecessors. The proportion of the world's population in absolute po...

Reintegration of migrant workers: Importance, commitments and planning

Reintegration of migrant workers: Importance, commitments and planning

Rahnuma Salam Khan 2021-08-27 20:22:46

International remittance has been playing a crucial role in the socio-economic development of Bangladesh for decades. It has also provided an effective cushioning for Bangladesh economy during several...

Curbing tobacco market through reshaping regulatory policies

Curbing tobacco market through reshaping regulatory policies

Rumana Huque 2021-08-26 21:17:50

Bangladesh is currently the eighth-largest tobacco market in the world. Cigarette production is increasing at a rate of 2 per cent per annum. Bangladesh is one of the largest tobacco consumers in the...

Digital platform economy and Bangladesh

Digital platform economy and Bangladesh

Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat and Md Jahurul Islam 2021-08-03 21:54:59

Digital platforms have become a quintessential part of the modern economy. They have revolutionised many sectors, including housing, retail and transportation. New types of transactions, such as ride-...

Addressing the core problems of SSN schemes

Addressing the core problems of SSN schemes

KAS Murshid 2021-07-29 20:30:34

We are going through an unprecedented emergency in the form of this pandemic. Everything is very uncertain and we do not know what will unfold next. When we are thinking about social safety nets, the...

Intellectual property rights issues must be embedded in Bangladesh's LDC graduation strategy

Intellectual property rights issues must be embedded in Bangladesh's LDC graduation strategy

Debapriya Bhattacharya 2021-07-26 21:58:16

Intellectual property is now part of the global economy. There has been a rise in the knowledge economy and the future economic success of Bangladesh is largely dependent on it. Against this backdrop,...

Targeted sectoral policy and operational measures for export diversification during post-Covid period

Targeted sectoral policy and operational measures for export diversification during post-Covid period

Khondaker Golam Moazzem 2021-07-23 20:25:20

In recent months, Bangladeshi exporters revealed a positive news regarding receiving additional export orders originated from new sources. Exporters of apparels products claim they have received order...

Curbing rice prices amid pandemic

Curbing rice prices amid pandemic

Md Sadat Anowar 2021-07-17 20:52:16

Some recent reports from leading newspapers indicated that the price of rice in the domestic market of Bangladesh is higher than other major rice producing countries in the world such as India, Thaila...

Corporate accountability & RMG sector during Covid-19

Corporate accountability & RMG sector during Covid-19

Khondaker Golam Moazzem and Tamim Ahmed 2021-06-23 20:43:13

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the issue of violation of corporate accountability has been widely discussed and reported globally. Bangladesh's RMG sector has also been criticised multiple times due to...

Can we zoom in on education a bit more?

Can we zoom in on education a bit more?

Taiabur Rahman, Kazi Mahmudur Rahman and Md. Shanawez Hossain 2021-06-19 20:33:07

While the entire world forcibly and unprecedently went virtual since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was perhaps the students of Bangladesh who seem to have enjoyed the most - well, at least scr...

Curbing Covid-19: Is lockdown an option for developing countries?

Curbing Covid-19: Is lockdown an option for developing countries?

Shafiun N. Shimul and Shafa Tasneem 2021-05-05 21:35:17

In the past few weeks, the pandemic has taken an alarming turn in many countries of South Asia including Bangladesh. To suppress the growth of infection,  initially, a week-long lockdown was anno...

Marginalised communities dealing with the COVID-19 fallouts

Marginalised communities dealing with the COVID-19 fallouts

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Estiaque Bari, Fahim Subhan Chowdhury, Sarah Sabin Khan 2021-04-26 21:12:16

The impact of the pandemic continues to be visible in every aspect of human life. With the new wave of COVID-19, the marginalised communities are most at risk. A recent study titled "Marginal Communit...

The economic context of coastal salt farmers of Cox's Bazar

The economic context of coastal salt farmers of Cox's Bazar

Kazi Golam Tashfiq 2021-04-21 20:47:15

As the salt production season approaches its halfway this year, the clouds of frustration, sorrow, and fear of the coastal salt farmers of Cox's Bazar begin to be evident. Cox's Bazar district is the...

Countermeasures against the upsurge of Covid-19 crisis

Countermeasures against the upsurge of Covid-19 crisis

Shafiun N. Shimul 2021-04-15 21:30:29

The pandemic situation in the country is breaking its record every day. The newly found South African variant, though not necessarily virulent as evident in other countries, is more infectious. Howeve...

Planning beyond lockdown for a balance between life and livelihood

Planning beyond lockdown for a balance between life and livelihood

Nazneen Ahmed 2021-04-15 21:20:07

As a new surge of the Covid-19 had struck Bangladesh recently, the government announced a seven-day nationwide lockdown for one week (5-11 April). The target of this lockdown was to limit the transmis...

Covid pandemic and economic crisis: Why does the impact on labour markets vary?

Covid pandemic and economic crisis: Why does the impact on labour markets vary?

Rizwanul Islam 2021-04-13 20:02:32

Although the adverse effects of economic crises get transmitted to labour markets quickly, the results vary from country to country. While such variations have their roots in the systems and structure...

Household surveys indicate dwindling living standards in developing countries due to Covid-19

Household surveys indicate dwindling living standards in developing countries due to Covid-19

Chowdhury Nabila Tasnim 2021-02-28 20:55:35

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced the level of economic activity across the world, forcing countries and individuals to change their consumption patterns and the ways they work. Social di...

Financial perils in check for now, eyes turn to risk of market correction

Financial perils in check for now, eyes turn to risk of market correction

Tobias Adrian and Fabio Natalucci   2021-01-28 21:51:01

"The vaccines are here!"-the cry heard and welcomed the world over-has boosted hopes of a global economic recovery in 2021. Yet until vaccines are widely available, the market rally and the economic r...

Decoding the debt sustainability

Decoding the debt sustainability

Dalia Hakura   2021-01-18 20:38:10

Countries incur debt by borrowing. Borrowing can enable countries to finance important development programs and projects-but, taken too far, the burden of debt repayment can overwhelm a country's fina...

A retrospect of the pandemic-ravaged Bangladesh economy

A retrospect of the pandemic-ravaged Bangladesh economy

Muhammad Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee and Avinno Faruk 2021-01-15 22:20:18

Having spent almost a year with the novel Coronavirus, the new year brings forth a beacon of hope with the advent of vaccines, setting aside the associated implementation challenges. It also means tha...

Covid-19 crisis and fiscal space for Bangladesh economy

Covid-19 crisis and fiscal space for Bangladesh economy

Raju Ahmed, Md Salim Al Mamun and  Md Ezazul Islam   2021-01-08 22:21:47

The Covid-19 impact on Bangladesh economy since March 2020 reflected a sharp decline in growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) to 5.24 per cent in FY20, compared to a record high of 8.15 per...

Fulfilling the promises of liberation war: Pitfalls and progress

Fulfilling the promises of liberation war: Pitfalls and progress

M M Akash   2020-12-15 20:25:39

As Bangladesh celebrates the fiftieth victory day this year, it is of paramount importance to look back and evaluate how far we have come in fulfilling the promises of our liberation war and indentify...

Emerging vulnerabilities during COVID-19 crisis

Emerging vulnerabilities during COVID-19 crisis

Sabrina Miti Gain   2020-12-04 20:23:49

The impact of Covid-19 crisis on the livelihood realities of millions of poor and vulnerable people in Bangladesh has been exceptional. The importance of generating real-time evidence to analyse the e...

Implementing land trust in Bangladesh

Implementing land trust in Bangladesh

Monzur Hossain and Naoyuki Yoshino 2020-12-04 20:22:14

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world but with a land-man ratio of 0.06 ha per person, it occupies the lowest rank. The increasing population begets an increasing dema...

Sector-wide measures in agriculture for lasting food security

Sector-wide measures in agriculture for lasting food security

Firdousi Naher 2020-12-03 20:18:06

Bangladesh was recently termed as the "South Asian Miracle" in a top Indian daily. Clocking a GDP growth rate of 8.15 per cent in FY 2019, it was ahead of not only its giant neighbour, India, but also...

Calling out for next-gen trade finance

Calling out for next-gen trade finance

Md Wahidul Islam 2020-11-29 19:50:11

With Covid-19 completely dismantling the economy, innovation sprung in different spheres of business as coping mechanisms. With regard to international business, trade finance –constituting fina...