CPD launched a special lecture series on Bangladesh Economy in 2011- 2012: The Current Macroeconomic Challenges for the students who are exposed to economics in their academic discipline in different universities of Bangladesh. CPD has initiated this programme under its Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) to contribute towards the students’ understanding about practical consequences of theoretical constructs.
The first one of this lecture series was held in association with Economics Study Center of Dhaka University on 21 January 2012 at its R C Majumder Auditorium. Dr M M Akash, Professor of Economics, University of Dhaka chaired the session. Students from the Department of Economics, Institute of Business Administration, and Faculty of Business Studies of Dhaka University participated in this interactive session. To initiate the discussion Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD made a brief presentation on the current macroeconomic scenario of Bangladesh. Presentation was followed by an elaborate question-answer session where faculties from related disciplines were also present.
The second lecture of the series was held on 13 February 2012 at the BRAC University. BRAC Development Institute organised the event which was participated by the undergraduate and graduate level students of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences and Business School of the University along with senior and junior faculties.