Selim Raihan

The writer is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). Email: selim.raihan@econdu.ac.bd

October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020

Eight new development challenges triggered by Covid-19

Covid-19 has brought about an unprecedented crisis in human history in terms of its dimension and scale.

September 6, 2020
September 6, 2020

Covid-19 and the challenges of trade for Bangladesh

The Covid-19 induced economic crisis has affected the export and import of Bangladesh by large margins. The economic crisis has been exacerbated by the closure or limited operation of businesses during the lockdown at home and abroad.

June 14, 2020
June 14, 2020

The budget falls short to be Covid-19 responsive

The fundamental objective of the budget for the next financial year (FY21) should have been to resolve the unparalleled health and economic threats raised by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to restore economic stability. Though the budget has acknowledged the context, it falls short to be a Covid-19 responsive budget.

May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020

Four key areas that need urgent attention

The economic crisis caused by Covid-19 is deepening in Bangladesh every day.

April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020

Case for a united South Asian response to Covid-19

The effects of Covid-19 on the national economies and the global economy are going to be unprecedented.

January 7, 2020
January 7, 2020

How the SDG costing exercise can help meet the targets

The Sustainable Develop-ment Goals (SDGs) are some ambitious development objectives with a total of 17 goals with 169 targets spanning economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019

It is our ‘competitiveness‘ which is holding us back

There are two contrasting contexts as far as the competitiveness of Bangladesh economy is concerned. On the one hand, the economic growth rate in Bangladesh has been increasing since 2013;

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

Three cases of ‘policy paralysis’ in Bangladesh

“Policy paralysis” can be described as a situation where critically important laws and reforms are not undertaken or, even if undertaken, not implemented as a result of a lack

September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019

The political economy of the fourth industrial revolution

There have been four waves of industrial revolution so far in the history of mankind. The first industrial revolution (from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteen century) took place in Europe and the United States. Dr Selim Raihan is Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Executive Director, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). Email: selim.raihan@econdu.ac.bd

September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019

Expanding social protection

One major challenge faced by policymakers in most developing countries is that though conventional measurements of poverty are useful in identifying the poor people in general, these measurements fail to capture the critical sections of the population who are