Economics

Is A level Economics for you?

If you are someone who likes extensive reading, rigorous analysis, and would’ve done all that independent research either way out of a genuine curiosity to learn more about monetary and fiscal policies, expansions and recessions, supply and demand, A level Economics is the perfect match.

Economics is irredeemably sexist

Economics has an intractable “women problem.”

Recovering a sunk cost

When we realise we have entered a situation due to a bad decision, the sooner we can make an effort to get out, the better.

Starting a degree in Economics? A teacher tells you what to expect

Economics has a unique way of looking at the world through unique tools and mechanisms. The problem, however, starts here. If you ask the question: What is economics, you could be misled.

Book Review: Nonfiction / ‘Shohoj Kothai Orthoniti’ A localised flavour of economics

Flipping the pages of a textbook often makes me feel like I’m trapped in the US. We studied economics from an American lens, using American textbooks,

Reversing the deficit of hope

Hope is not just an emotion, but a quantifiable driver of decision-making.

Stability without democracy can't sustain growth

Ironically, under the shadow of stability, the quality of economics and politics has been compromised

Dhaka is aesthetically tiring to look at

As far as city planning goes, Dhaka city may have received the shortest end of the stick.

What the IMF said, our economists have said before

What Bangladeshi economists have been saying for a long time is pretty much what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told our central bank and the government.

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.

March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016

The US Election and the Global Economy

Big changes are underway in the United States, as the country gears up to elect a new president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives this November. The outcome will have profound consequences for US economic policy, and thus for the global economy.

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