SANEM Annual Economists’ Conference 2016

“Bangladesh: Way towards a Middle Income Country”

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

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INAUGURAL SESSION AND KEYNOTE SPEECH

First keynote speech: Prof. Wahiduddin Mahmud, Eminent Economist, Bangladesh 

Second keynote speech: Dr. Martin Rama, Chief Economist, South Asia, The World Bank pdf

**BREAKOUT SESSION 1: ECONOMIC GROWTH

•“Governance Challenges for Inclusive Growth”, by Prof. Mushtaq Khan, SOAS, University of London pdf

•“Relationship between Inflation and Economic Growth: Determining the Threshold Level of Inflation in Bangladesh”, by Mr. Bishnu Pada Biswas, Deputy General Manager, Research Department, Bangladesh Bank pdf

•“Consequence of Interactive Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade on GDP Growth”, by Mr. S.M. Abdullah, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Dhaka pdf

•“Economic Growth Forecast in 2021”, by Mr. Md. Abdul Khaleque, Lecturer, Dept. of Development Studies, University of Dhaka pdf

**BREAKOUT SESSION 2: POVERTY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

“Microeconomic Impact of Remittance on Household Welfare: Evidence from Bangladesh” by Dr. Syed Naimul Wadood, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Dhaka pdf

•“Impact assessment of credit program for the tenant farmers in Bangladesh: Evidences from the field experiment”, by Mr. Md. Amzad Hossain, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka pdf

•“Gender Wage Gap in Urban Areas of Bangladesh”, by Mr. Muhammad Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee, Associate Professor, University of Dhaka and  PhD Researcher, University of Manchester pdf

•“Effect of Strenuous Job on Health: A Study on Rural Bangladesh”, by Md. Azhar Uddin, Lecturer, Institute of Health Economics, Universityof Dhaka pdf

**LAUNCHING OF THE VOLUME “STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND DYNAMICS OF LABOR MARKETS IN BANGLADESH: STUDIES ON LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT” pdf

**BREAKOUT SESSION 3: TRADE AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION 

“Prospects and Challenges of South Asian Regional Integration” by Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, IPS, Colombo pdf

•“Measuring NTM Restrictiveness in South Asia”, by Dr. Prabir De, Professor, RIS, India pdf

•“Has Bangladesh’s Trade Potential Explored in SAFTA? Evidence from Gravity Model” by Dr. Sandeep Kaur Bhatia, Assistant Professor, Centre for Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, India pdf

•“Exploring Trade Potential in BCIM EC for Bangladesh: Possible Sectors for Developing Production Network” by Kishore Kumer Basak, Senior Research Associate, CPD pdf

**BREAKOUT SESSION 4: SECTORAL ECONOMY

“Is Bangladesh approaching to Lewis turning point of economic development” by Mr. Muntaseer Kamal, Research Associate, CPD pdf

•“Estimating impacts of increasing export-intensities on productivity spillovers” by Azreen Benazir Abdullah, Lecturer, Dept. of Economics, North South University pdf

•“Economic benefit of secondary bond market interventions” by M.G. Mortaza, ADB, Bangladesh pdf

•“Economic Impacts of Seventh Five Year Plan Tourism Targets”, by Tahera Ahsan, Assistant Consultant, Oxford Policy Management (OPM) Ltd., UK pdf

**A SESSION FOR BUDDING RESEARCHERS

“Bilateral FDI in South Asian Countries: A Panel Data Analysis Using the Gravity Model” by Mr. Muhammad Nahian Bin Khaled, BSS economics student, University of Dhaka pdf

•“Demographic Dividend for Accelerating Growth and Confronting Development Challenges of South Asia” by Mr. Mahir A. Rahman, BSS economics student, University of Dhaka pdf

•“Enhancing Capabilities in the Manufacturing Sector : An Approach of Skill Development”  by Ms. Tonni Hasan, BSS economics student, University of Dhaka pdf