Opinion

February 7, 2021
February 7, 2021

How can our new graduates stay ahead in the tough job market?

I entered the job market when I was a graduate student at Dhaka University and have switched jobs many times since then.

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

A case for improving labour conditions in Southeast Asia

It has been well-known for a long time that Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Middle East and South Asian countries are at the receiving end of all sorts of uncertainties one can think of.

January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021

Brexit, the EU-UK agreement, and the economic impact

Some politicians promise an El Dorado if you vote them into power. Others tell stories, some true and some not so, to get the voters to believe them.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Reasons to be optimistic about the economic prospects for 2021

End of the year op-eds, or the thought of it, bring for me anxiety as well as joy. I feel anxious because I can’t decide what to write about, or find issues to vent about, as the year draws to a...

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

Remembering the hardships we faced in 1971

Bangladesh is celebrating the 49th anniversary of the nation’s Victory Day today.

December 6, 2020
December 6, 2020

The ‘dalals’: How essential are they?

The other day I was chatting with Abu, a long-time friend of mine who has been living in Bangladesh for the last one year.

November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020

Poverty during the pandemic: Three stories

In this time of the pandemic and the resultant economic slowdown, one has to be mindful of the effects of these twin curses on the poor of Bangladesh.

November 15, 2020
November 15, 2020

A life dedicated to public service

Shegufta Bakht Chaudhuri, popularly known as SB Chaudhuri, the former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, passed away on November 11 at United Hospital, Dhaka.

November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020

Can Biden fix the economy and kill the virus at the same time?

While the recent US Presidential Election has left a number of issues unresolved, one thing is clear.

November 1, 2020
November 1, 2020

The Story Behind the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

The Nobel Prize for Economics this year was shared by two Americans, Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson of Stanford University.