Wahiduddin Mahmud

December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019

Reclaiming a Moral Economy

Bangladesh currently ranks among the fastest growing major economies in the world, notwithstanding some doubts about the growth estimates.

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

How democracies die and economies grow

There are two prominent themes of contemporary development discourses, both lacking a consensus, as reflected in academic research and in their popular versions in bestseller books.

May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018

A matter of definition?

In 2015, we welcomed the good news that Bangladesh had graduated from the low-income to low-middle-income status in the World Bank's classification of countries.

April 7, 2018
April 7, 2018

In memory of Simeen Mahmud

It is both difficult and painful to write an obituary of a spouse, particularly if the death is an untimely one. Yet many friends and academic colleagues of Simeen, my wife who has recently died at...

June 2, 2017
June 2, 2017

Ambitious, populist with eye on polls

If the past record of budget implementation is any guide, the proposed budget definitely looks ambitious in terms of both revenue