Economics

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Akbar Ali Khan: the “Learned” and self-critical scholar

He intended to break down the jargon of economics, history, politics, and the theories behind it and make them palatable to the everyday readers. He inspired people to take part in shaping the tools and mechanisms that drive the governance of the state.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Team Bangladesh wins silver and bronze medals at the International Economics Olympiad 2022

Around 43 teams from 42 countries and territories comprising more than 200 participants participated in the Olympiad this year.

July 14, 2022
July 14, 2022

Getting a grip on the Bangladesh development narrative

The book poses a number of questions: which factors have contributed to Bangladesh’s growth?

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

'Untranquil Recollections': Reviewing the memoir of Rehman Sobhan, an incurable optimist

The second volume of Rehman Sobhan’s memoirs, Untranquil Recollections: Political Economy of Nation Building in Post-Liberation Bangladesh (University Press Limited, 2022) deals primarily with the years of 1972 to 1975,

December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021

Marriage, through the lens of an economist

The thought of getting married is now more complex than ever.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Pitfalls of Junk Economics

According to a 2018 report by Oxfam International, “Eighty-two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth.

September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016

The Literature of Economics

Economics has long held a reputation of being an inaccessible social science. We are daunted by its intricacies, technicalities and ambiguities.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

Brexit and its economic fallout

The United Kingdom is now in the midst of a Shakespearean dilemma, “to stay or not to stay”. Voters will decide in a referendum on June 23...

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Monopoly's New Era

For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income – and how the economy functions.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Does Bangladesh deserve a higher sovereign rating?

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15, global sovereign rating agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch assigned Bangladesh a 'stable' sovereign credit outlook.