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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, Thrivent Financial, 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…





Renaming the AEDSB Best Young Economist Paper Award to “Dr. Shahabuddin M. Hossain Best Young Economist Paper Award”


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A Remembrance of Dr. Raisuddin Ahmed




Call for Papers

SEA 2017


AEDSB is inviting papers for the session in the 87th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association in Tampa from November 17 - 19, 2017


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Job Portal 2017


See our Current Job Market Candidate Members


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AEDSB Membership Form



AEDSB Facebook Page





Pictures of the event


Empirical Research in Development Economics


Date: Friday, January 6, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm - 2.00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Comiskey



Lex Van Geen, Columbia University
Anna Tompsett, Stockholm University
Tanjim Hossain, University of Toronto
Carolina Laureti, CERMI and Free University of Brussels


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Dhaka Workshop 2016


The Sixth Annual Winter Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 5.00 pm

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


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Washington Seminar Series 2016


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


Date: August 25, 2016

Time: 12:30 pm - 2.00 pm

Location: World Bank, DC Head Office



Dr. Nazrul Islam (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

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