Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (AEDSB)

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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



AEDSB is inviting papers for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Association in San Francisco, CA.


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Call for AEDSB Best Paper Award 2016


AEDSB seeks nomination of young scholars of Bangladeshi origin for the AEDSB best Paper Award 2016.


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AEDSB Membership Form






WEAI 2015


Economic and and Development Studies on Bangladesh


Date: July 02, 2015

Time: 10:15 am - 12.00 pm

Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki



Malek Mohammad Abdul (BRAC) and Ikhtiar Mohammad (BRAC)
Ahsanuzzaman (North South University)
Anupam Das (Mount Royal University)
Shamma A. Alam (Dickinson College)

Suleman Abdiah (Beaconhouse National University)

Yi Liu (Hunan University)

Bojan Ilievski (Western Oregon University)

Kazi Ahmed (California State University, Fullerton)


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Development Issues on Bangladesh


Date: January 03, 2015

Time: 2:30 pm

Location:Boston Marriott Copley, Maine



Md. Nazmul Ahsan (U. of Southern California)
Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney)
Abu Shonchoy (JETRO and University of Tokyo)
Melanie Morten (Stanford University)


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Best Paper Award


The 2015 Best Paper Award Recipient is Md. Nazmul Ahsan for his paper on parents choice to timing the birth.


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Bangladesh Winter Workshop 2014


Date: December 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 4.00 pm

Location: Economics Research Group (ERG)



Shezad M. Arifeen ( BRAC University)
Quazi Shahriar (San Diego State University)
Urmee Khan (University of California, Riverside)
Biru Paksha Paul (SUNY-Cortland)
Asad Karim Khan Priyo (U of Toronto)
Abu Shonchoy (Inst. for Developing Econ, JETRO)
Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney)


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