Selim Raihan

Dr. Selim Raihan is Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and the Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. Dr Raihan possesses vast expertise in research on international trade and trade policy including the issues related to the WTO and regional trade agreements. He has worked quite extensively on applied economics, especially linking trade policies and poverty, using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, GTAP models, Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) techniques and WITS/SMART partial equilibrium model. He possesses expertise on dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model. He has the experience in research on poverty using household survey data, and on poverty analysis using both the micro- and macro-econometric modeling and estimation techniques. He has a long experience in teaching international trade, economic modeling, quantitative economics, econometrics, development economics and poverty dynamics at the Dhaka University. Dr. Raihan has worked for several national and international organizations including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNCTAD, IFPRI, the Commonwealth Secretariat, FAO, European Commission, ILO, IDRC, DFID, etc..

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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Poverty and inequality , Education and training, Impacts of government programs, Fiscal policy, Labour markets and employment, Globalization and trade


Title Country Themes
Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for the Bangladesh Economy Bangladesh Poverty and Inequality , Globalization and trade
Modelling Gender aspects of Policy Reforms in Bangladesh: A Study in a Sequential Dynamic CGE Framework Bangladesh Gender & women’s empowerment , Poverty and Inequality , Labour markets and employment , Globalization and trade


Dr Selim Raihan
Professor of Economics
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
University of Dhaka

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