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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…




Job Portal 2017


AEDSB is inviting job market candidates in all fields of Economis to submit their information to the AEDSB Job Portal. (Deadline: November 15, 2016)


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Call for Papers

Dhaka Workshop 2016


AEDSB is inviting papers for the Sixth Annual Winter Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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Call for Nominatons Best Paper Award by A Young Economist


AEDSB is inviting nominations for the best paper award by a young economist on Bangladeshi origin.


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AEDSB Membership Form







Empirical Research in Development Economics


Date: Firday, January 6, 2017

Time: 2:30 pm - 4.30 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Comiskey



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


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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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WEAI 2016


Issues in Growth and Price


Date: July 2, 2016

Time: 4:30 pm - 6.15 pm

Location: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower



Zaki Eusufzai, Loyola Marymount University
Nazmus Sadat Khan, University of Münster, Germany
Md. Rafayet Alam and A.K.M. Mahbub Morshed, Southern Illinois University
Hakan Yilmazkuday, Syed Al-Helal Uddin, Renzo Alvarez and Amin Shoja, Florida International University



Empirical Economics


Date: July 3, 2016

Time: 10:15 am - 12.00 pm

Location: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower



Tanvir Pavel and Pallab Mozumder, Florida International University
Md. Didarul Hasan and Sajal Lahiri, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Selim Raihan, University of Dhaka and SANEM and Abu S. Shonchoy, IDE-JETRO and University of Tokyo


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