ASRAR CHOWDHURY

Asrar Chowdhury teaches economic theory and game theory in classrom. Outside he listens to music and BBC Radio; follows Test Cricket, and plays the flute. He can be reached at:

Developing Skills in University

You arrive at Subarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. After passing immigration you search for the taxi stand. While waiting, you feel hungry. Three vendors are selling pizza.

5y ago

Empathy looking at others through their eyes

The word empathy entered the English dictionary in 1909 when the British psychologist Edward Titchener translated the German word einfühlung. He defined empathy as “feeling into”. Titchener was working with the German psychologist Wilhem Wundt at Leipzig University. Experimental psychology was emerging as a new branch that studied how people see their world and how they respond to it.

6y ago

TIME: How do people see it

Time was first measured by observing the moon or the sun through calendars. In 1582 AD, Pope Gregory XIII modified the Julian Calendar of Julius Caesar. The objective of the Gregorian calendar was to mark

6y ago

Universal Basic Income - More than just fighting robots

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are here to stay. They'll only become more and more efficient and intelligent. It's not unnatural to ask the question: will these robots make us all redundant one day? Only time can tell how the future unfolds. The question to ask now is: what to do?

6y ago

Floating Schools: A beautiful innovation

Bangladesh is located at the crossing of two mighty rivers: the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. This is one of the reasons why Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world. Being the largest delta has made the land one of the most fertile in

6y ago

Fatima Al-Fihri

Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Fihri Al-Quaraouiyine (pronounced “karaween”) was born in the city of Al-Qayrawan in today's Tunisia. He migrated to Fez in today's Morocco. Fez was then under the Idrisid dynasty.

6y ago

Thaler and the Nobel in Economics: A Vintage Selection

The neoclassical school was based on rationality. When making decisions, people maximise things they like and minimise things they don't like.

6y ago

Good grades alone may not be good enough

For centuries, since the first university, Al Quaraouiyine in Fez, Morocco (est: 859 AD), universities have been a centre of learning.

7y ago
November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018

Developing Skills in University

You arrive at Subarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. After passing immigration you search for the taxi stand. While waiting, you feel hungry. Three vendors are selling pizza.

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018

Empathy looking at others through their eyes

The word empathy entered the English dictionary in 1909 when the British psychologist Edward Titchener translated the German word einfühlung. He defined empathy as “feeling into”. Titchener was working with the German psychologist Wilhem Wundt at Leipzig University. Experimental psychology was emerging as a new branch that studied how people see their world and how they respond to it.

January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018

TIME: How do people see it

Time was first measured by observing the moon or the sun through calendars. In 1582 AD, Pope Gregory XIII modified the Julian Calendar of Julius Caesar. The objective of the Gregorian calendar was to mark

December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017

Universal Basic Income - More than just fighting robots

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are here to stay. They'll only become more and more efficient and intelligent. It's not unnatural to ask the question: will these robots make us all redundant one day? Only time can tell how the future unfolds. The question to ask now is: what to do?

November 23, 2017
November 23, 2017

Floating Schools: A beautiful innovation

Bangladesh is located at the crossing of two mighty rivers: the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. This is one of the reasons why Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world. Being the largest delta has made the land one of the most fertile in

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

Fatima Al-Fihri

Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Fihri Al-Quaraouiyine (pronounced “karaween”) was born in the city of Al-Qayrawan in today's Tunisia. He migrated to Fez in today's Morocco. Fez was then under the Idrisid dynasty.

October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017

Thaler and the Nobel in Economics: A Vintage Selection

The neoclassical school was based on rationality. When making decisions, people maximise things they like and minimise things they don't like.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

Good grades alone may not be good enough

For centuries, since the first university, Al Quaraouiyine in Fez, Morocco (est: 859 AD), universities have been a centre of learning.

June 8, 2017
June 8, 2017

How Young Bangladeshis can Embrace the Winds of Change

In my undergrad, a text was mentioned. Bangladesh: The Test Case for Development by Just Faaland and Richard Parkinson, in 1976.

May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017

Plagiarism: Why and how to avoid it

At some point in your student life you'll need to hand in written work. This may be an assignment, a term paper, or a thesis.

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