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Welcome to AEDSB—

A premier organization devoted to the Economic and Development studies of Bangladesh. The AEDSB was established in 1996 and formerly known as Bangladesh Development Forum. It constitutes a professional body of economists, development practitioners and others interested in the development of Bangladesh. It is primarily based in North-America but has members from other parts of the world including Europe, Australia and Bangladesh. It is governed by a nine member elected Executive Body whose current President is Dr. Tanweer Akram, Voya Financial, Atlanta, USA.

  Our Activities Include:

ASSA Sessions—

AEDSB has been organizing sessions at the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Meetings every year. Read More…

  CEA Sessions—

AEDSB hosts regular sessions at the annual meetings of Canadian Economic Association (CEA). Read More…


SEA Sessions—

The sessions at Southern Economic Association (SEA) annual meetings are held with partnership of Bangladesh Young Economists (BYE). Read More…


Washington Seminar Series—

AEDSB also hosts regular seminars in Washington, D.C. at the World Bank premises on economic development issues related to Bangladesh. The AEDSB Washington Seminar Series on Bangladesh has hosted Prime Ministers, Ministers, and Justices from Bangladesh as well as Bangladeshi and non-Bangladeshi academicians, businessmen, NGO leaders, diplomats, Bankers, civil servants, and World Bank and IMF staff. Read More…




Call for Papers

SEA 2016


AEDSB is inviting papers for the 86th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association in Washington, DC.


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Call for Papers

ADEW 2016


AEDSB is inviting papers for the 12th AAustralasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW) in Deakin University, Malbourne, Australia.


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Announcement of AEDSB Best Paper Award 2016


AEDSB selected a paper by Ms. Mahnaz Islam for the AEDSB Best Paper Award 2016.


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AEDSB Membership Form





Washington Seminar Series 2016


Improving Public Services in Bangladesh:
Embedding Innovation in the Civil Service


Date: January 21, 2016

Time: 12:30 pm - 2.00 pm

Location: World Bank, DC Head Office



Anir Chowdhury (Policy Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Bangladesh )

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AEA 2016


Microeconometric Studies on Development


Date: January 03, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm - 4.00 pm

Location: Marriott Marquis, Sierra A



Mahnaz Islam (Harvard University)
M. Shahe Emran (Columbia University)
Rocco Macchiavello (University of Warwick)
Andrew Foster (Brown University)


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Dhaka Conference 2016


With Partnership with Economic Research Group (ERG)


Date: December 26, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 5.00 pm

Location:ERG Conference Room, House # 304, Road # 19 B, New DOHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka – 1206, Bangladesh


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SEA 2015


Issues in Trade, Health and Labor


Date: November 21, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 11.45 am

Location: New Orleans Marriott



Shamma A. Alam (Dickinson College)
Syed A. Uddin (Florida International University)
Khawaja A. Mamun ( Sacred Heart University)
Zabid Iqbal (Iowa State University)

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