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Dr. Monzur Hossain

Senior Research Fellow


Monzur Hossain obtained his Ph.D. in International Economics for his thesis "Exchange Rate Regime Transition Dynamics" in March, 2007 and an M.A. in Public Policy (Economics)  from the National Graduate Institute for Policy studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan. Earlier he received an M.Sc and B.Sc. (Hons) in Statistics from University of Dhaka, a Diploma in Banking and an impact evaluation training from MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). He has participated and served as team leader in numerous professional research projects. He served as consultant for the UNDP, ADB, UNCTAD, EU, International Growth Center, London School of Economics. He is highly experienced in conducting performance assessments and impact evaluations for such organizations as UNDP, World Bank, EU, Bangladesh Bank, USAID and the Government of Japan. 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, Local government finance, Industrial development (ICT, RMG, SME etc.), Renewable Energy and Banking and Financial Sector. He has published extensively in internationally accredited journals including Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Developing Areas, Local Government Studies, Bangladesh Development Studies etc. He has also to his credit numerous other publications in the forms of research reports, and contribution to various other edited volumes. 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: Development Economics--SME, ICT, Mobile Telephone, RMG; Local Government Finance, Impact Evaluation


MY EDITED BOOK (Forthcoming):
 Bangladesh's Macroeconomic Policy: Trends, Determinants and Impact, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

Journal Articles
  1. Does Democratic Local Governance facilitate Local Economic Development? Evidence from Bangladesh, Local Government Studies, (Taylor&Francis, Routledge, U.K.), Vol. 45, Issues 6, 2019 (with P.K. Roy)
  2. Financial Reforms and Persistently High Interest Rate Spread in Bangladesh: Pitfalls in Institutional Development?  Journal of Asian Economics (Elsevier), Vol23, Issue 4, August, 201
  3. 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
  4. Exchange Rate Regime Transition Dynamics in Southeast Asia, Journal of Developing Areas, Vol.45, Tennessee State University, U.S.A, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Divergence from de jure Currency Regime: A Stochastic Process of Learning, AppliedEconomicsLetters(Taylor & Francis, UK), Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 475-479, March 2009.
  7. Can Japan avert any future banking crisis? Applied Economics Letters (Taylor & Francis, UK), Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 425-429, June, 2005
  8. Estimates of Per Capita Consumption of Food Grains in Bangladesh (with Mohammad Yunus), Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1-2, June 2016
  9. Capital Flows to Least Developed Countries: What Matters? Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, June 2015
  10. 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
  11. 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)
  12. Asset Price Bubble and Banks: The Case of Japan, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, March 2011 (with Farhana Rafiq)
  13.  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
  14. An Assessment of Exchange Rate Policy under Floating Regime in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXXII, No. 4, December 2009 (with Mansur Ahmed)
  15. Currency Regime Choice: A Survey of Empirical Literature, AIUB Journal of Business and Economics, Vol 8, No. 1, January 2009
  16. On the IMF Stabilization Program in Bangladesh. The Empirical Economics Letters, Volume 4, Number 4, pp. 247-260, July 2005
  17. 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)
  18. Testing the significance of local influence, Journal of Statistical Research, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2002 (June), pp-85-97. (with M. Ataharul Islam)
  19. 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)

Contributed BOOK Chapters

1. "Green financing in Bangladesh: Barriers and Solutions" in Handbook of Green Finance--Energy Security and Sustainable Development; Eds: Jeffrey Sachs, Woo Wing Thye, Y. Yoshino and Farhad T., Springer, 2019.

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

 3. "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)

 4.  "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)

Works in Progress (Papers):
1. Mobile phones, household welfar and women empowerment: Evidence from rural offgrid areas of Bangladesh (with Hussain Samad)
2. Local financial development, access to credit and SME's performance: Evidence from Bangladesh
3. Default risk, Moral hazard and Market-based solution: Evidence from Renewable Energy Market in Bangladesh (with Yoshino, N. and Taghizadeh-Hesary)

Contributed to Policy Documents:
1. Strategies for External Resource Mobilization and Action Plan--A policy document prepared for the Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, 2017
2. National Strategy for the Development of SMEs in Bangladesh--A policy document prepared for the Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh, 2016 
3. Improving Land Administration and Management in Bangladesh--A background paper prepared for the 7th Five Year Plan, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh, 2015
4. "Financial Sector Development in Bangladesh"--A background paper prepared for the Sixth Five Year Plan, 2010
5. "SMEs Development in Bangladesh with Emphasis on Policy Constraints and Financing"  Background paper prepared for the Sixth Five Year Plan, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh, 2010; (with Nabiul Islam and Salma C. Zohir)

6. Trade Policies and Pattern in Bangladesh--A policy brief prepared for the IFPRI, 2013. 

Contact Details

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