SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference 2016

“Bangladesh: Way towards a Middle Income Country”

20th February, 2016, BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka

South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) organized its first Annual Economists’ Conference 2016 on “Bangladesh: Way towards a Middle Income Country” that was held on 20th February, 2016 at BRAC Centre Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka. Eminent Economist Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud and Chief Economist, South Asia, The World Bank, Dr. Martin Rama adorned the event as keynote speakers. Mr. Christian Tardif (Representative of the High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh) and Dr. Stuart Davies (Senior Economic Adviser, DFID, Bangladesh) provided special remarks during the inaugural session. Professor Bazlul Haque Khondker (Chairman, SANEM) was the chair for the inaugural session. Renowned economists from home and abroad were present during the daylong event. The conference focused on four distinct themes including “Economic Growth”, “Poverty and Human Development”, “Sectoral Economy” and “Trade and Regional Integration”. The launching of the pioneering book on “Structural Change and Dynamics of Labor Markets in Bangladesh: Studies on Labor and Employment took place during the conference. Dr. Selim Raihan (Executive Director, SANEM) was the convener of the conference.

Conference Agenda



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Renowned daily newspapers and several TV channels covered the news of SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference 2016. The media links containing the conference news can be found below:

The Daily Star Equip youth with skills to accelerate growth
The Financial Express Political instability, graft stymie business in BD
Researchers single out means to cut poverty
Economists question reliability of BBS jobless data
BIMSTEC countries performing better than SAARC members
TV News Video news link at the Somoy TV