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AEDSB Session at the 47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Economic Association (CEA)

Montreal (May 30 - June 02, 2013)

Conference Venue: HEC Montreal


Session Title: "Bangladesh Development Issues: Growth

Organizers: Rafat Alam, Grant MacEwan University and Subrata Sarker, Bank of Canada 

Chair: Subrata Sarker, Bank of Canada

Date and Time: June 01, 2013 (Saturday), 10.30am - 12.00 noon.


Papers:

"Did consumption pattern become different in Bangladesh: across time and strata"
Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud (Presenter), Concordia University
Noor Mohammad Wasiuddin, McGill University

"Measuring Happiness: do we need a Happiness index for developing countries?" 
Minhaj Mahmud (Presenter), Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka
Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo, Japan

"Infrastructure and Growth and Poverty in Bangladesh"
Selim Raihan, University of Dhaka

"Significance and growth linkages of household non-farm enterprises in rural Bangladesh:a case of advanced villages"
Mohammad Abdul Malek (Presenter), Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany and Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh
Koichi Usami, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan.

Discussants:

Minhaj Mahmud, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Selim Raihan, University of Dhaka
Mohammad Abdul Malek, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany and Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh
Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud, Concordia University


Session Title: "Bangladesh Development Issues: Micro Credit
 

Organizers: Rafat Alam, Grant MacEwan University and Subrata Sarker, Bank of Canada 

Chair: Rafat Alam, Grant MacEwan University

Date and Time: June 01, 2013 (Saturday), 2.30pm - 4.00pm.


Papers:

"Money lenders and microfinance: the effects of microfinance on the informal credit market in Bangladesh"
Claudia N. Berg (Presenter), George Washington University
M. Shahe Emran, IPD, Columbia University
Forhad Shilpi, World Bank

"Natural Disaster, Credit Availability and School Attendance: Evidence from Bangladesh"
Nafisa Halim, Boston University
Pallab Mozumder, Florida International University (Presenter)

"The role of credit in achieving food security in Bangladesh: an empirical study"
Sayma Haque Bidisha (Presenter), University of Dhaka
Dr. Bazlul Hoque Khondker, University of Dhaka

Discussants:

Pallab Majumder, Florida International University
Sayma Haque Bidisha (Presenter), University of Dhaka
Claudia N. Berg, George Washington University