Abdullah Shibli

AN OPEN DIALOGUE

Economist and IT professional working in Boston, USA

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

How to make the Universal Pension Scheme successful

The Bangladesh government recently announced a move to roll out a pension plan, initially named the Universal Pension Scheme (UPS), during the 2022-23 fiscal year.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

How war and heightened inflationary expectations could lead to recession

Writing about inflation and monetary policy when a major war is going on in Europe can appear very cynical, and can be likened to the situation where Nero played the fiddle while Rome was burning.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Can rising interest rates really tame inflation?

Russia’s military attack on Ukraine has unquestionably thrown the global economy off balance.

February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022

Are we ready for Agriculture 4.0?

The fourth agricultural revolution (4AR), or Agriculture 4.0, refers to the anticipated changes from new technologies, particularly the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to make smarter planning decisions and for better integration of robotics.

February 13, 2022
February 13, 2022

The economic impacts of the 4IR on Bangladesh

Bangladesh is gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Hardly a day goes by when a national political leader or a prominent civil society stalwart does not bring up the issues relating to 4IR in the national media. One could even say that 4IR is the new buzzword for the country.

February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022

How does Myanmar military keep functioning so boldly?

Myanmar authorities appear to be getting away with their crimes as global attention is focused on the pandemic and, more recently, the Ukraine crisis.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Why economic forecasting is now trickier than before

Bangladesh has some very difficult—and one could say unpredictable—times ahead in the coming years.

January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022

My reflections and hopes for the new year

I cannot say for sure what 2022 will bring for every person on this planet, but for me it signifies a bend in the road. Last year is gone, and I can only hope that the new one will bring for us all exciting experiences, fewer worries, new opportunities, and more fulfilment.

December 26, 2021
December 26, 2021

New variant, same old travel woes

Covid-19 has taken a big toll on the tourism industry in countries that rely on foreign visitors.  As new waves of infections take hold and ever-changing rules

December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021

Graduation to Middle-Income Status: Bangladesh must address institutional weaknesses

The news that Bangladesh has been placed on a list of countries graduating from least developed status has generated a lot of excitement in the national media, as well as in government circles.