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Staff Seminar for Disseminating Knowledge

Research is an important aspect of a knowledge-based society. The Department of Economics, Stamford University Bangladesh has been endeavoring to conduct research on socio-economic development and disseminate it for developing a knowledge-based society. To contribute to country’s development, faculty members of the department engage themselves in research works and disseminate the achieved knowledge.

To unleash the potentials of the faculty members and senior students of the Department of Economics, Stamford University Bangladesh, the staff seminar had been introduced a year back by the founder Chairman of the department, recently deceased Economics professor, Dr. ATM Zahurul Huq, former Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. The first session of the seminar was on “A Reflection on the Traffic Management of Dhaka City: An Empirical Study Aiming at Immediate Solutions” on the first quarter of 2016 and Dr. Huq was the keynote speaker. The discussed paper in the first seminar has been published in the first volume of Stamford Journal of Social Science in December 2016.

The department under the leadership of current Chairman, Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman is following the footprints of the late professor Dr. ATM Zahurul Huq. Total eight seminars had taken place in a year. There were several issues related to socio-economic aspects of Bangladesh and world discussed in those seminars as follows:

  1. The Sustainable Development Goals 2016-2030: Current State of OIC Countries and Strategies to Way Forward
  2. Structural Change in Bangladesh: Growth Enhancing or Reducing?
  3. An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Tax Revenue and Gross Domestic Product in Bangladesh since 1972
  4. Impact of some Selected Macroeconomic Variables on Economic Growth of Bangladesh since 1972
  5. Dairy Farming in Char Areas of Northern Bangladesh: Prospect of Dairying Profitability and Food Security
  6. Future Economic Policies Under Newly Elected US President & Possible Impacts on Bangladesh and Impacts of Brexit on European Economy as well as on Bangladesh
  7. Current Socio-economic Conditions and Challenges of Bangladesh

Currently, the department is going to arrange 9th & 10th staff seminar at the end of March 2017 at Economics department premises, Dhanmondi. The topics of the discussion are defined as ‘Progress in the Implementation of Budget for FY 2016-17’ and ‘How does inequality affect the development of Bangladesh?’.

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