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 Professor Mahmudul Anam, Professor of Economics, York University, Toronto, Canada.

  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 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Economics Association in Boston.


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Best Paper Award


AEDSB has been recognizing a young economist of Bangladesh origin for their work every year. Eligible nominees should either be PhD students or have received their PhD no earlier than last 2 years.


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AEDSB Membership Form






CEA 2014


Empirical Studies on Development Economics in Asia


Date: May 30, 2014

Time: 8:30 am

Location:Sion Fraser University, Vancouver



Khawaja Mamun (Sacred Heart University)

Zaki Eusufzai (Loyola Marymount University)
Fahad Khalil (University of Washington)

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WEAI 2014


Issues in Savings and Macroeconomics


Date: June 27, 2014

Time: 2:30 pm - 4.15 pm

Location: Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado


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ASSA 2014


Food Price Shocks, Health and Minority Groups


Date: January 03, 2014

Time: 2.30 pm

Location: Philadelphia Marriott, Meeting Room 407

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