Biru Paksha Paul | The Daily Star
  • Biru Paksha Paul

    The writer is visiting fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and guest faculty at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University.

  • Roadblocks to our potential growth

    When a mother claims that her son could have achieved a grade of A though he actually earned B+, we understand the son performed below his potential and did not work to his fullest capacity for the test.
  • Why have we failed to promote tourism?

    We ‘gloriously' occupied the 125th position among 136 nations of the world in the Tourism Competitive Index 2017 – we have been ranked the worst place to visit in South Asia.
  • How to prevent the free fall of remittances

    On the sidelines of an investment summit in Singapore in 2015, I wanted to act like Caliph Haroon and make a foray into the illegal remittance market to find out why people prefer hundi (used as a form of remittance instrument to transfer money from place to place, as a form of credit instrument or IOU to borrow money and as a bill of exchange in trade transactions) over legal channels.
  • How to 'empower' economic growth

    Empowering' economic growth should be the prime agenda for the nation right now when growth is slowing down. This is a challenging task that can be done by ensuring the marriage of optimal investment policies with the right institutions.
  • The failure of the Happiness Index

    My next-door neighbour in upstate New York was an old woman named June. Her husband Herbert was housed in a care centre for the elderly. They had grown-up kids living in different states of the US from where they made rare visits to their parents.