Faculty Profile

Rahman, Mir Obaidur, Ph.D.

ProfessorEmail : obaidur@eco.uiu.ac.bd

PhD in Economics (Major Field: Econometrics, International Economics, Macro economics)

December 1994, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE, Milwaukee, WI, USA

 

Master of Arts in Development Economics

December 1983, WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Williamstown, MA, USA

 

Master of Arts Economics, 1973 [exam held in 1975]

UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics, 1972,

UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Higher Secondary Certificate Examination, 1969, Jessore Board, First Division, Merit Scholar

Secondary School Certificate Examination, 1967, Jessore Board, First Division, Merit Scholar

Professor, Department of Economics
School of Business and Economics
United International University
Duration  June 1, 2014- todate

Professor, North South University, Bangladesh
Department: School of Business
Duration: September 6, 2006- January 12, 2014.

Academic Assignment:
Graduate (School of Business)
•    International Business
•    Managerial Economics
•    Business Mathematics
•    International Financial Management
•    Financial Markets & Institutions

Graduate (Department of Economics)
•    Development Economics
•    Public Finance

Undergraduate
•    Applied Mathematics for Economics-I
•    Applied Mathematics for Economics-II
•    International Financial Management

Worked/Working (Visiting Faculty)
•    Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka (Institute of Business Administration)
•    East West University, Dhaka (School of Business)
•    BRAC University, Dhaka (School of Business)

Administrative Responsibilities
•    Director
MBA and EMBA Programs
School of Business
North South University
May 10, 2011 to October 10, 2013
Coordinate all activities related to the admission, student and course assignments. Preliminary work related to the faculty member hiring and monitoring of daily academic program.

•    Associate Director
BBA Program
School of Business
North South University
3 October, 2007 to September 2008

Member, Directing Staff
Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Savar, Dhaka. Ministry of Public Administration,
Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Division: Development and Economics
Duration: December 1998 – September 2006

Director and Deputy Director,
Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Ministry of Establishment,
Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Division: Development and Economics
Duration:  September 1985 – December 1998.

Ministry of Planning, Planning Commission
Research Officer, General Economics Division
Macro and Perspective Planning Wing, 1977 to 1985

Professional Experience:

  1. Member of Selection Committee, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh from June, 2012 to date.
  2. A team member in the preparation of the Case Study report on the Bangladesh Agricultural University Component of the First Education Project (IDA Credit No. 407-BD), Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre and Economic Development Institute of the World Bank. Study published in an edited version by the World Bank in Case Study on Sustainability of Development Projects, South Asian Experiences.
  3. Work as a question moderator and examiner of Bangladesh Civil Service Examination conducted by Public Service Commission.
  4. Project Director, Managing at The Top: A Leadership Development Programme by Department for international Development DFID, U.K [1998-2002].
    Co Partner institutions:
    i)    International Development Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK.
    ii)    Civil Service College, Sunningdale, U.K.
  5. Actively involved in the Strengthening Institutional Systems in Planning Project [SISP, DFID] January 2001 – June 2003 in the preparation and designing of Course curriculum for Planning and Project Management. Besides, an active team member; contributed several chapters in the Handbook on Planning and Project Management course on Trade and Tariff policy.
  6. Assisted as a team member in the preparation of Country Case Study on Bangladesh on Donor Practices; a report prepared for the OECD DAC Task Force October 2002. Project was undertaken by International Development  Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham
  7. Editor, The Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration 1997- 2002.
  8. Taught macroeconomics and quantitative methods to the senior government officials and fresh recruitments at the foundation level. Actively involved in the design of course curricula related to training of government officials at various levels.
  9. Domain of work at the Planning Commission included use of data for statistical analysis, preparation of evaluation reports on performance of Economic plan at the macro and project level. Worked as a team member in the preparation of the 37 sector Input-output Model used in the Second Five Year Plan [1980-85]

Publications: [Recent]

  • Global Financial Crisis- Systemic Failure and the Underlying Knowledge Gap, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, Volume 10, number 9, September 2014.
  • Online Buying Behavior and Perceived Trustworthiness, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, Volume 3, Number 4, PP 662-683, (Co-Author with Mahmud A. Shareef et.al.) 2013
  • Holding of International Reserves with Structural Break: The Case of G7 countries, Journal of Statistical Studies, Volume 31, Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. June 2012.
  • International Reserve Management: Revisit of Mrs. Machlup’s Wardrobe Theory, North South Business Review, Volume 3&4, Number 1, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka. July 2009-2010,
  • Machlup’s Wardrobe of International Reserves: An Interpretation with Co Integration and Error Correction Modeling, Journal of Statistical Studies, Volume 28, Department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. June 2009.
  • “An analysis of Structural Break in Demand for International Reserves: An econometric Study for G7 Countries”, Proceedings of the International Conferences on Statistical Sciences 2008, Jointly organized by Carleton University, Canada and North South University, Dhaka. December pp. 26-27, 2008,
  • “E-Governance Drive: A Note on Training Strategies for Civil Officials in Bangladesh”, North South Business Review, Volume 2, Number 1, July 2007.
  • “Bridging the Gap in the Knowledge Economy- an Exploratory Study”, Proceedings of the International Seminar of 9th South Asian Management Forum, SAARC, Hosted jointly by AMDISA and North South University, Dhaka, Feb 24-25, 2007.
  • “E-Governance Initiative- The Bangladesh Scenario” Published in the Book, Towards E-Government, Management Challenges. Edited by M.P. Gupta, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, School of Management, Delhi, India. Tata McGraw- Hill publishing Company Limited, 2003.

 

Publications: [Previous]

  • “Development Planning and Its Components in Bangladesh with Reference to Gender Issue”, Development Review 11 No. 1 & 2 January & June 1999.
  • “Teaching Economics in Foundation Course: A Review: Proshikhayan, Journal of the Bangladesh Society for Training and Development, Vol.3, No.2 July-December, 1996.
  • “Designing Curriculum in Training Institution: The Case of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Proshikhyan, Journal of the Bangladesh Society for Training and Development, Vol.2, No.2, July-December, 1995.
  • “Employment Linkage Scenario in an Input Output Framework: The case of   Bangladesh: Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration, Volume-3, Number-2, July. 1989.

 

 

  • Internship with DANIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark,   July 1983 on procedure of financing foreign aided projects in Developing Countries
  • Attended 5th Regional Seminar on National Economic Management organized in collaboration with the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, January 1988.
  • Bangladesh delegates on the Regional Meeting on Strategic Environment Planning ESCAP Region, ESCAP, Bangkok, 25-27 March 1998.
  • Participated in the Workshop on the European Network for Bangladesh Studies at University Oslo, Norway, May 14-16, 2000
  • Attended Seminar on “IT & e-Governance” for Colombo Plan Countries in Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India, September 16-27, 2002.
  • Participant from Bangladesh as a key paper presenter on the International Conference on E-Governance at the Indian Institute of Technology, School of management, New Delhi, India. December 16-18, 2003.
  • Actively participated as a Bangladeshi delegate on the 6th Global Forum on Reinventing Government – Toward Participatory and Transparent Governance, May 24-27, 2005, Seoul, South Korea
  • Invited to attend and present paper in the inaugural session in The 2005 Asia – E-Government Summit by World Summit Organization, U.K in Beijing, China, 18-20 October 2005.

Limiting the Role of State-Prescription of the World Bank and the Bangladesh Economy. This was a Research Monograph of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, July, 1999 and subsequently published by Booksurge, USA. 2006 with the permission of Author. Cited in WorldCat Identities Database.

  •  Investment Climate Survey: A Micro Study on the Beverage Industry, one of the papers prepared by the project assistance from International Finance Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh. May, 2011.
  • Limiting the Role of State-Prescription of the World Bank and the Bangladesh Economy. Research Monogram, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, July, 1999 and study initiated from the Research Grant from Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre.
  • Introductory Quantitative Methods: A Policy Approach, Second Edition, August 2003.
  • A Study on Delays in Implementation of Development Projects, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center Study Series, June 1989.
  • The Employment Aspect of the Third Five-Year Plan: The Case Handloom and Power Loom Sector, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center Studies Series, June, 1988 and study initiated from the Research Grant from Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre.