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Dr. Monzur Hossain

Senior Research Fellow


Monzur Hossain obtained his Ph.D. in International Economics from the National Graduate Institute for Policy studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan in March, 2007, and obtained Master's in Public Policy (Economics) from the same Institute in 2003. While working at the Bangladesh Bank (Central bank) in the early 2000s, he became interested in monetary and exchange rate issues and subsequently pursued higher degrees in Economics with previous background in Statistics. Prior to joining BIDS as a Research Fellow directly in 2008, he was involved in teaching Economics at the American International University, Bangladesh. He had international experience of working at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo (2004-05) and Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan as Visiting Scholar (2009). With extensive focus on economic policies, his research interests mainly concentrate towards Macroeconomics, International Trade and Finance (Aid, Ex. Rate etc.), Local government finance, Industrial development (ICT, RMG, SME etc.) and Banking and Financial Sector. He has published extensively in reputed academic journals including Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Developing Areas, Bangladesh Development Studies etc. He had good experience of presenting papers in many national and international conferences in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong etc.

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Area of Specialization

Primary interests: Macroeconomics, International Trade and Finance (Trade, Regional Integration, Exchange Rate, Aid Effectiveness, Capital Flows), Financial Economics (Banking and Finance), Applied Econometrics 

Secondary Interests: Sectoral Development Issues--SME, ICT, Mobile Telephone, RMG; Local Government Finance, Impact Evaluation


International Journals
  1. Financial Reforms and Persistently High Interest Rate Spread in Bangladesh: Pitfalls in Institutional Development?  Journal of Asian Economics (Elsevier), Vol23, Issue 4, August, 2012
  2. International Monetary Arrangements for the 21st Century-Which Way? Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (Elsevier; USA), Vol 24, No. 2, pp. 56-70, June 2011
  3. Exchange Rate Regime Transition Dynamics in Southeast Asia, Journal of Developing Areas, Vol.45, Tennessee State University, U.S.A, 2011
  4. Institutional Development and the Choice of Exchange Rate Regime: A Cross-country Analysis, the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (Elsevier; USA),Vol 23, No. 1, pp. 56-70, March 2009
  5. Divergence from de jure Currency Regime: A Stochastic Process of Learning, AppliedEconomicsLetters(Taylor & Francis, UK), Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 475-479, March 2009.
  6. Can Japan avert any future banking crisis? Applied Economics Letters (Taylor & Francis, UK), Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 425-429, June, 2005

 Domestic Journals

  1. Capital Flows to Least Developed Countries: What Matters? Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, June 2015
  2. Mis-targeting and Mis-using Microecredit in Livestock Development Projects in Bangladesh (with KaziIqbal and Kazi Ali Toufique),  Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, September 2011
  3. Productivity and Performance of IT Sector in Bangladesh: Evidence from the Firm-level Data, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, June 2011 (with Naoko Shinkai)
  4. Asset Price Bubble and Banks: The Case of Japan, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, March 2011 (with FarhanaRafiq)
  5.  Do Currency Regime and developmental Stage Matter for Real exchange Rate Volatility? A Cross-country Analysis, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, December 2010
  6. An Assessment of Exchange Rate Policy under Floating Regime in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXII, No. 4, December 2009 (with Mansur Ahmed)
  7. Currency Regime Choice: A Survey of Empirical Literature, AIUB Journal of Business and Economics, Vol 8, No. 1, January 2009
  8. On the IMF Stabilization Program in Bangladesh. The Empirical Economics Letters, Volume 4, Number 4, pp. 247-260, July 2005
  9. Application of Local Influence Diagnostics to the linear logistic regression models. Dhaka University Journal of Science, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 269-278, July 2003. (with M. Ataharul Islam)
  1. Testing the significance of local influence, Journal of Statistical Research, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2002 (June), pp-85-97. (with M. Ataharul Islam)
  1. Development of Non Bank Financial Institutions to Strengthen the Financial System of Bangladesh.    "Bank Parikrama"- A journal of banking and finance of BIBM, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, March 2002 (with Md.  Shahiduzzaman)

 BOOK Chapters

 1. "Whither Aid in Bangladesh?" with Sultan Hafeez Rahman in Ahmed, Alamgir, Mujeri and Rahman (eds) "Bangladesh: Vision 2030" published by Bangladesh Economists' Forum. 2015

 2."Global Commodity Price Volatility and Domestic Price Inflation: Impact on the Performance of the Financial Sector in Bangladesh" in Mujeri and Mahmud (eds.) Adjusting to Global Economic Volatility : The Case of South Asia(Chapter-6) 2014, Academic Foundation, New Delhi (With FarhanaRafiq)

 3. "Integration of ICT Industries and Its Impact on Trade and Market Access: The Case of Bangladesh and India in Rahman, Brunner and Khatri (eds), Regional Integration and Economic Development in South Asia, Edward Elgar, 2012 (with Naoko Shinkai, M. Yunus and ZaidBakht)

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