Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Selim Raihan is a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). He possesses expertise in empirical research on international trade, economic growth, poverty, labour market, and several other issues. He has worked quite extensively on applied economics, especially assessing impacts of trade and economic policies, using country-specific and global Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, and micro and macro-econometric modelling and estimation techniques. He has taught international trade, economic modelling, quantitative economics, econometrics, development economics, and poverty dynamics. For 15 years, Dr. Raihan has conducted international and national training programmes on economic modelling in various countries, including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Mongolia, to name a few. Moreover, he is the editor of Thinking Aloud –SANEM’s monthly digest, has published several works, and writes regularly for columns in leading English and Bengali dailies in Bangladesh. Dr. Raihan has contributed extensively to the preparation of the Sixth and Seventh Five-year National Plans of Bangladesh. He led a research team to prepare the SDG Financing Strategy: Bangladesh Perspective - a flagship publication of the Planning Commission of Bangladesh. In addition, he has worked for several national and international organizations including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCAP, and more. He has been working on the political economy analysis of economic issues, and more recently conducting studies on ‘Institutional Diagnostics of development in Bangladesh’ for DFID, UK.