SANEM Lecture Series on “Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy: A Development Perspective” held

SANEM holds another session of its ‘Lecture Series’ on “Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy: A Development Perspective” at SANEM conference room on 20th December 2016. The speaker of the lecture, Dr. Iyanatul Islam, Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and former branch chief, ILO, Geneva and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, SANEM, argues that ‘rethinking macroeconomic policy’ discussions have geared and centered around the advanced economies and core development issues targeting the emerging or developing economies have not been addressed. However, Dr. Islam emphasized that the macroeconomic policy for the developing countries should be in accordance with the country’s perspective. Among others, Dr. Rizwanul Islam, a former Director of ILO, Dr. Sayema Haque Bidisha, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and Research Director, SANEM, and representatives from other different research organizations were also present in the event. The lecture was chaired by Dr. Selim Raihan, Professor, University of Dhaka and Executive Director, SANEM.