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Mr Towfiqul Islam Khan

TIK

Research Fellow

Email: towfiq.khan@gmail.com

Telephone: (+88 02) 8124770, 9143326, 9126402 Ext. 143

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Towfiqul Islam Khan is an Economist by training and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh. He obtained his academic education in the area of Economics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He received Australian Leadership Award (ALA) in 2008 to carry out his postgraduation academic degree in Australia. Khan has undertaken researches for several international organizations including United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada; Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway; Overseas Development Institute (ODI),United Kingdom; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Germany; ITAD, United Kingdom; and BRAC. His areas of research interest include economic growth and development, international trade, macroeconomic management, fiscal policy, and poverty analysis. Khan was a member of a number of technical committees set up by the Bangladesh government. He has been the Coordinator of CPD’s Independent Review of Bangladesh’s Development (IRBD) Programme since 2009.

List of Publications

Journal Article

  • 2011. “Bangladesh’s Export Opportunities in the Indian Market: Addressing Barriers and Strategies for Future”. South Asia Economic Journal. Vol. 12 (1). pp 117-141. SAGE. (With Mustafizur Rahman, Ashiqun Nabi and Tapas Kumar Paul)

Book Chapters

  • 2012. Monetary Policy Statement of January-June 2011: A Critical Appreciation. In Sobhan, R. eds. State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2010-11 and Outlook for FY2011-12. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman and Md Zafar Sadique)
  • 2012. National Budget for the Ultra Poor: Policy Recommendation Submitted to the Member of Parliament. In Sobhan, R. eds. State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2010-11 and Outlook for FY2011-12. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Fahmida Khatun and Ashiqun Nabi)
  • 2010. Delivering on Budget FY2009-10: A Set of Implementation Issues. In Sobhan, R. eds. State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2008-09 and Outlook for FY2009-10. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Debapriya Bhattacharya and Md Ashiq Iqbal)
  • 2010. Recent Monetary Policy Statement of Bangladesh Bank (July 2009): An Analytical Commentary. In Sobhan, R. eds. State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2008-09 and Outlook for FY2009-10. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Debapriya Bhattacharya).
  • 2009. “Macroeconomic Management in the Face of Global Crisis”. In Sobhan, R. eds. Development of Bangladesh with Equity and Justice: Immediate Tasks for the New Government. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Mustafizur Rahman, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Md Ashiq Iqbal and Tapas Kumar Paul)
  • 2008. “Pro-Poor Economic Growth in Bangladesh: Exploring Growth and Inequality Linkages in Poverty Reduction”. In Osmani, SR eds. Emerging Issues in Bangladesh Economy. Dhaka: University Press Limited and Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Debapriya Bhattacharya)
  • 2008. “Occupational Health and Safety for Readymade Garments’ Workers in Bangladesh”. In Rahman, Mustafizur eds. Readymade Garments Industry of Bangladesh in a Quota-Free World: Developments and Challenges. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (In Bangla) (With Md Ashiq Iqbal, Tazeen Tahsina and Debjani Sengupta)

Monograph

  • 2012. National Budget for the Ultra Poor: An Analysis of Allocation and Effeciveness. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue and BRAC. (With Fahmida Khatun and Ashiqun Nabi)

International Country Studies

  • 2010. “Global Financial Crisis Discussion Series, Paper 12: Bangladesh Phase 2”. London: ODI. (With Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Ashiq Iqbal and Shouro Dasgupta) http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/4719.pdf
  • 2009. “Global Financial Crisis Discussion Series, Paper 1: Bangladesh”. London: ODI. (With Mustafizur Rahman, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Md. Ashiq Iqbal and Tapas Kumar Paul) http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/details.asp?id=3305&title=global-financial-crisis-bangladesh

International Professional Magazine

  • 2010. “Addressing Technology Needs of LDCs”. Trade Insight. Vol. 6(3-4). pp 29-31. Kathmandu: SAWTEE. (With Syed Saifuddin Hossain and Ashiqun Nabi) http://www.sawtee.org/publications/Trade-Insight-18.pdf

Working Papers

  • 2013. “Impact of Indian Policies on Rice Price in Bangladesh”. CPD-CMI Working Paper Series 4. Dhaka and Bergen: Centre for Policy Dialogue and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI). (With Selim Raihan) http://www.cpd.org.bd/pub_attach/CPD_CMI_WP4.pdf
  • 2011. “Adopting Transfer Pricing Regime in Bangladesh: Rationale and the Needed Initiatives”. CPD Working Paper 94. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Mustafizur Rahman and Md. Shabbir Ahmed) http://www.cpd.org.bd/pub_attach/WP94.pdf
  • 2008. “Macroeconomic Implications of Social Safety Nets in the Context of Bangladesh”. CPD Occassional Paper 75. Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue. (With Md. Ashiq Iqbal and Tazeen Tahsina) http://www.cpd.org.bd/pub_attach/OP75.pdf