Visit by Biru Paksha Paul, PhD
Biru Paksha Paul is associate professor of economics and finance at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland. He is currently Visiting Fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). Dr. Paul is also acting as a guest faculty of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and the Institute of Disaster Management at Dhaka University. He served as chief economist of Bangladesh Bank for two years over 2015-2016. As the lead author of the monetary policy statement of the central bank, he participated in various policymaking dialogues both locally and internationally.
Dr. Paul received his BSS (Honors) and MSS, both in economics from the University of Dhaka in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Technology-Sydney in 1999. He received his MA in applied economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2004. Paul received his PhD in economics from the same university in 2007. His papers have been accepted in numerous journals such as the Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Indian Economic Review, and Energy Economics. He received the outstanding achievement in research award 2015 SUNY Cortland.
Dr. Paul is the lead author of the recent Bangladesh Bank special publication, “Vibrant Bangladesh: A Stable and Potential Economy.” Based on his dissertation, he authored a book, “Essays on Indian Business Cycles and Inflation.” Mr. Paul writes in national newspapers on macroeconomic policies. His books in Bengali include the topics such as the free market economy, banking, and growth acceleration, institutions, migrant literature, and debate.
Paul enjoys organizing likeminded people. He is the founding president of Bangladesh Debate Federation (BDF) that recently celebrated its silver jubilee. He worked on some publications on debate – first in Bangladesh – since the early 1990s. His book named, “Empowering Economic Growth for Bangladesh: A Handbook of Investment Strategies, Macro Policies, and Institutions” is due to be published from the UPL in 2017.