Publications and Presentations

Publications

  1. BOOKS
    1. International Trade, Competitive Advantage and Developing Economies: Changing Trade Patterns since the Emergence of the WTO. (2016). London and New York: Routledge Publishers.
    2. Backwaters of Global Prosperity: How Globalization and the GATT/WTO Trade Regimes Marginalize the World's Poorest Nations. (2004). New York: Praeger Publishers.
    3. The Life and Times of Soviet Socialism. Co-authored with John E. Elliott. (1997). New York: Praeger Publishers. 
    4. Soviet Political Economy in Transition: From Lenin to Gorbachev. (1992). New York: Greenwood Press.  
    5. Gorbachev's Perestroika: The Historical, Ideological and Intellectual Roots. (1990). Stockholm: Bethany Books.
    6. Bangladesh Political Economy: Pathways to Nationhood and the Formative Years—From the Partition of British India to the Disintegration of Pakistan and the Political Economy of the Sheikh Mujib Regime. (2009). Booksurge (Amazon).
  2. Articles in Refereed Journals/Chapters in Books
    1. “Cross-Border Labor Mobility—A Critical Assessment of WTO’s GATS Mode 4 vis-à-vis Regional Trade Agreements.” The Journal of International Trade Law and Policy. Volume 13, issue 1 (2014).
    2. “Jumma Insurgency in Chittagong Hills Tracts: How Serious is the Threat to Bangladesh's National Integration and What Can be done?” Journal of Small Wars and Insurgencies. Volume 24, Issue 5. (2013).
    3. “An assessment of U.S. GSP Schemes from the perspective of the Least Developed Countries.” Chapter in Law and Development Perspective on International Trade Law.  New York: Cambridge University Press. 2011, pp. 334-356.
    4. “Workers’ Remittances and National Economic Development: Contemporary Trends and Macroeconomic Policy Options.” Chapter in Bangladesh Economy in the 21st Century. University Press Limited. 2011, pp. 195-220.  
    5. “Can WTO-GATS Mode 4 Spur Greater Labor Mobility From the LDCs?” Law and Development Review.  Volume 5, Issue 2, pp. 56-82, Dec. 2012.
    6. “Agriculture and the New Trade Agenda in the WTO Negotiations: Economic Analysis of Interests and Options for Bangladesh.” A Chapter in Direction in Development: Agriculture, Trade, and the WTO in South Asia. Washington D.C.: World Bank. (2003).
    7. "Mainstreaming LDCs into Global Economy—Does Continuation of Special and Differential Treatment Measures Make Sense?" A Chapter in Harmonious Development and Fair Trade. Hong Kong: Oxfam. (2003).  
    8. "Dynamics of Food-assisted Development Strategies in Bangladesh."  The International Journal of Social Welfare. Volume11: Issue 1. (2003).
    9. "Bangladesh Country Paper on Enabling Development: The Role of Food Assistance in South Asia." Contributing Chapter in Enabling Development: Food Assistance in South Asia.  New Delhi: Oxford University Press. (2001).
    10. “The Future of the Readymade Clothing Industry of Bangladesh in the Post-Uruguay Round World.” The World Economy. Volume 22: Issue 7. (1999).
    11.  “Benefits of Privatization: Evidence from State-owned Enterprises Privatized in Bangladesh during 1991-96.” The Asia-Pacific Development Journal. December, 1998.
    12. "Privatization Experience in Bangladesh: Findings of a World Bank Study for the period 1991-96." The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations. October, 1998.
    13. “Bangladesh: A Critical Review of Rural Development and Local Government Policies, Institutions and Programs.” World Bank Working Paper. Dhaka. March, 1999.
    14.  “The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing under the Uruguay Round: A Mixed Bag for the Developing Countries?” Journal of Bangladesh International Institute of Strategic Studies. April, 1998.
    15. “The Consequences of the GATT-Uruguay Round for the Textile and Garments Sector in Bangladesh.” Journal of International Affairs. Vol. 4, No. 2. (1998).
    16. “Agricultural Trade Liberalization under the Uruguay Round and Beyond -- the Perspectives of the Developing Countries.” A chapter in Bangladesh Security Issues in the 21st Century. Dhaka: Academic Press. (1999). 
    17. "Are Capitalism and Democracy Compatible to Each Other? Lessons from the American Tradition of Liberal Democracy." Journal of Bangladesh International Institute of Strategic Studies. October, 1998.
    18.  “Senior Executive Service in the United States: A Critical Overview.” Bangladesh National Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 1. No. 2. (1987).
    19. “Gorbachev, Perestroika and Democratizing Socialism: Origins, Institutions and Policies.” Co-authored with John E. Elliott. International Journal of Social Economics. Vol. 21. 1994
    20.  “Gorbachev, Perestroika and Democratizing Socialism: Consequences and Contradictions.” Co-authored with John E. Elliott. International Journal of Social Economics. Vol. 21. 1994
    21. “Soviet Socialism: The Era of the War Communism.” A chapter in Socialism: Past, Present and Future. London: MCB University Press.  1993.
    22. “Gorbachev’s Critique and Vision of Soviet Socialism.” Co-authored with John E. Elliott. A Chapter in the Eternal Path to Communism. London: MCB University Press.  1991.
    23. “Intellectual Precursors of Gorbachev’s Perestroika.” Co-authored with John E. Elliott. International Journal of Social Economics. Vol. 18. 1991.
    24. “Transition Crises in the Post-Soviet Era.” Co-authored with John E. Elliott. Journal of Economic Issues. Vol. 27. June, 1993.
    25.  “Theoretical Expositions of the Centralized and Decentralized Strands of Socialist Economic Thoughts.” International Journal of Social Economics. 19: 210-258. 1992.
    26. “Crisis of Transition in the Soviet Union and Gorbachev’s Perestroika.” Economic Directions. Spring, 1991.
  3. Non-Refereed Journals, Newspapers and Magazines.
    1. “The Colors and Contours of Democratic Governance in Bangladesh.” Book Review: Bangladesh—A Study of the Democratic Regimes. [Moudud Ahmed. Dhaka: University Press Limited. 2012, pp. 491.] Weekly Holiday. Nov. 9, 2012.  
    2. “Remembering a Giant.” In memory of Enayetullah Khan, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Holiday and the New Age. November 16, 2012.
    3. “Transit to India: Is Bangladesh Inviting Troubles?” Weekly Holiday (Dhaka). Sept. 10, 2010.
    4. “CHT's tribal issue: Pragmatic solution needed.” Weekly Holiday. December 24, 2010.
    5. “Crossfire Extravaganza: Mindless Playing with Fire?” The New Age (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Jan. 31, 2005.
    6. “The State of Affairs in Bangladesh.”  Anniversary Issue of Weekly Holiday (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Nov. 2, 2004
    7. “Contemporary Processes of Globalization and Marginalization of the Least Developed Countries.” Anniversary Issue of Weekly Holiday (Dhaka, Bangladesh). December, 2003.
    8. “Restoring Law and Order: Ensure the Fundamentals First.” Weekly Holiday (Dhaka, Bangladesh). July 2003.
    9.  “The Next WTO Round in Doha: Developing countries ignored?” The Weekly Holiday. Aug. 24, 2001.
    10. “The Sheikh Hasina regime: Another disappointing experience with the Awami League. The Weekly Holiday. July 20, 2001.
    11. “India and Pakistan Both Stand to Gain.” Guest Column. The Japan Times. June 30, 2001.
    12. “Globalization leaves too many casualties in its wake.”  Guest Column. The Japan Times. May 31, 2001
    13. “Forthcoming budget—Great Expectations, Greater Stakes. The Weekly Holiday.  May 24, 2002
    14. “About a Letter, a Statement and a Commitment.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. My 13, 1998.
    15. “Stern Measures Alone are Not Sufficient for Combating Sex Crimes.” Regular Column—The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents.  April 01, 1998.
    16. “The Prime Minister’s Meeting with the Secretaries: The Diagnosis is Sincere, but the Counsel Falls Short of it.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. December 10, 1997.
    17. “Why not involve Political Parties in local elections?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. November 19, 1997.
    18. “Why is there no outrage against crimes in the education sector?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents.  November 12, 1997.
    19. “Can you Promote Investment by Putting Old Wine in New Bottle?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. November 5, 1997.
    20. “President’s Speech at FEMA Workshop: How about Public Financing for Parliamentary Elections?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents.  October 22, 1997.
    21. World Bank President Wolfensohn’s Dhaka Visit: Both the Donor and the Recipient Need Far-reaching Reforms.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. October 15, 1997.
    22. “No Sir, All is not wrong with Privatization.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. October 8, 1997.
    23. “Boosting Exports Requires More than Seeking Perks and Powers.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. October 1, 1997.
    24. “Everybody Collects Tolls Everywhere.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. September 24, 1997.
    25. “Just how poorly are the Civil Servants paid in Bangladesh?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. Sept. 17, 1997.
    26. “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. Sept 10, 1997.
    27. “The Economic Downswing.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. August 27, 1997.
    28. “The Fifth Five Year Plan: Fictions are Strangers than Facts.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. August 13, 1997.
    29. “Fires in Garments Factories: Regulate Yourselves, Before Big Brother Steps In.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. August 6, 1997.
    30. “President’s Speech at APCSF—How Do You Separate the Wheat from the Chaff?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. July 30, 1997.
    31. “Much Ado about Remote Control Premiership.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. July 23, 2997.
    32. “Public Accounts Committee Report: Is your money being robbed in broad day-light?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. July 16, 1997.
    33. “Bureaucratic Corruption: How can you live in Rome without becoming a Roman?” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. July 11, 1997.
    34. “Recast Bureaucratic Leviathan or Risk Failure of Everything Else.” The Daily Star. Regular Column—Crosscurrents. July 9, 1997.
    35. “Earthquake at Capitol Hill.” (Commentary on Republican Victory in midterm elections). Financial Express, Nov. 12, 1994.
    36. “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.” (Commentary on official data manipulation in Bangladesh). Financial Express, Sept. 25, 1994.
    37. “Overhauling the information sector.” (Commentary on privatization of electronic media). Financial Express, Sept. 15, 1994.
    38. “Trade Talks, Wars Don’t.” (Commentary on US-Japan Trade Relations). Financial Express, Aug. 18, 1994.
    39. “Looking beyond today’s bottom line.” (Commentary on private sector representative bodies). Financial Express, Oct. 21, 1994.
    40. “More democracy, less bureaucracy.” (Commentary to expand democracy, not bureaucracy). Financial Express, Oct. 14, 1994.
    41. “A watchdog for the stock market.” (Commentary on the Securities and Exchange Commission). Financial Express, Aug. 14, 1994.
    42. “Shelving economic reforms mid-way benefits none.” (Commentary on lackluster pace of economic reforms). Financial Express, Aug. 16, 1994.
    43. “North Korea’s Turn to Turn.” (Commentary on the death of Kim Ill Sung). Financial Express, July 21, 1994.
    44. “Shed the monopoly, not the electricity.” (Commentary on persistent load-shedding). Financial Express, July 5, 1994.
    45. “Opening the close shop.” (Commentary on reforming state bureaucracy). Financial Express, July 2, 1994.
    46. “Emerging out of the shadows.” (Commentary on growth of emerging stock markets). Financial Express, July 29, 1994.
    47. “Breaking out of the infrastructural waste.” (Commentary on wastage for building industrial infrastructures.) Financial Express, June 26, 1994.
    48. “Poppycock politics mars prospects for economic growth.” (Commentary on political events hindering economic growth.) Financial Express, June 11, 1994.
    49. “Tracking the Tiger’s Path” (Commentary on the lessons of East Asian Tigers). Financial Express, May 29, 1994.
    50. “Missing links to the 21st Century” (Commentary for commensurate administrative and political reforms for economic reforms). Financial Express, May 20, 1994.
    51. “Two Worlds Collide.” (Commentary on contrasting performances of private and public sectors). Financial Express, May 11, 1994.
    52. “Shake off the burden of state-owned enterprises.” (Commentary on the loss-making state sector business). Financial Express, May 5, 1994.
    53. “Looking beyond Danupia.” (Commentary on photo-identification for voter registration). Financial Express, May 3, 1994.
    54. “Marrakesh Declaration: Challenges and Opportunities for Bangladesh.” Bangladesh Observer. April 25, 1994.
    55. “In Chains, in a Free Market.” (Commentary on industrial regulations). Financial Express. April 20, 1994.
    56. “Window of Opportunity shrouded by curtain of doubts.” (Commentary on macroeconomic stability and growth). Financial Express. April 24, 1994.
    57. “Mr. Clean Climbs Down.” (Commentary on Japanese Prime Minister Hosakawa’s resignation). Financial Express. April 14, 1994.
    58. “Privatization in limbo.” (Commentary on stalled privatization process). Financial Express. April 5, 1994.
    59. “Student Politics: A Complete Overhaul is in order.” Bangladesh Observer. March 19, 1994.
    60. “Opposites Attract.” (Commentary on NGO-Private Sector cooperation). Financial Express. March 31, 1994.
    61. “Campaign Finance Reforms around the world.” Bangladesh Observer. March 31, 1994.
    62. “Stemming the BOO with BOT.” (Commentary on Build-Operate-Own and Build-Operate-Transfer). Financial Express. Feb. 16, 1994.
    63. “South Africa: A better tomorrow.” (Commentary on Nelson Mandela’s South Africa). Financial Express. Dec. 26, 1993.
    64. “Uruguay Round of GATT: Who wins, who loses.” (Commentary on GATT final agreement). Financial Express. Dec. 24, 1993.
    65. “Islamic Common Market: How viable is the project?” Weekly Holiday, Dec. 24. 1993.
    66. “GATT poses no worry for Dhaka.” (Commentary on GATT negotiations). Financial Express. Dec. 18. 1993.
    67. “Victory of Zhirinovsky in Russia: Back to the Soviet Union?” (Commentary on Russian election). Financial Express. Dec. 16, 1993.
    68. “Bangladesh economy on right track.” (Commentary on the state of economy). Financial Express. Dec. 16, 1993.
    69. “Separation of Judiciary: Justice for Judges.” Commentary on separation of judiciary from executive branch). Financial Express. Dec. 13, 1993.
    70. “Uruguay Round: Countdown begins in Geneva.” (Commentary on GATT negotiations). Financial Express. Dec. 10, 1993.
    71. “Time for disciplining banks.” (Commentary on the banking sector irregularities). Financial Express. Dec. 4, 1993.
    72. “Sine qua nons for Capital Market in Bangladesh.” (Commentary for regulations of stock market). Financial Express. Dec. 3, 1993.
    73. “Finance Minister’s investment programs: Scheming our way to where.” (Commentary on newly announced investment schemes).  Financial Express. Dec. 3, 1993.
    74. “NAFTA and APEC: Rock around the blocs.” Weekly Holiday. Nov. 26, 1993.
    75. “Bureaucracy’s lip-service to privatization.” (Commentary on bureaucratic non-cooperation to privatization programs). Financial Express. Nov. 25, 1993.
    76. “Approval of NAFTA by US Congress: Dhaka has nothing to fear.” (Commentary on impact of NAFTA on Bangladesh’s textiles and clothing exports to USA). Financial Express. Nov. 21, 1993.
    77. “Packing the bags: Adieu polyethylene.” Weekly Holiday. Nov. 19, 1993.
    78. “The Russian Drama: Has Yeltsin Won?” Weekly Holiday. Nov. 19, 1993.
    79. “Specialist-Generalist Controversy: the government pitted against government.” (Commentary on mismanaged bureaucracy). Financial Express. Nov. 18, 1993.
    80. “Banning Polyethylene Shopping Bags: Don Quixote’s Polyethylene Ride.” (Commentary on the banning of polyethylene bags).  Financial Express. Nov. 16, 1993.
    81. “Tug of War between Specialists and Generalists in BCS Cadres.” Weekly Holiday. Nov. 12, 1993.
    82. “The Name of the Game is Russian Roulette.” Weekly Holiday. Nov. 12, 1993.
    83. “Bangladesh on the threshold of Industrial breakthrough?” (Commentary on the growth of textiles and clothing industry). Financial Express. Nov. 10, 1993. 
    84. “The private sector means business, does government too?” (Commentary on government-business relations). The New Nation. October 24-29, 1993.
    85. “Bangladesh needs miles to go to create investment climate.” Bangladesh Observer. Sept. 26, 1993.
    86. “Bolstering investment requires more than lowering interest rates.” (Commentary on creating investment climate). New Nation. Sept. 23, 1993.
    87. “Parliamentary Probe Committee: Birth after natural death?” (Commentary). New Nation. Sept, 3, 1993.
    88. “FBCCI’s recommendations: Market economy at any cost?” Bangladesh Observer. Sept. 11, 1993.
    89. “Market economy with outmoded administrative and legal machinery?” Commentary. New Nation. Aug 24, 1993.
    90. “Convertibility of Taka: Running with both feet in the air?” Commentary on capital market liberalization. New Nation. Aug. 16, 1993.
    91. “UNDP Report on Administrative reform: Suggestions for another mindless experiment?” Commentary. New Nation. Aug. 8, 1993.
    92. “Positive approaches to confront campus violence.” (Commentary on rising violence in university campuses). New Nation. Aug 2, 1993.
    93. “Private Universities: Steps in the right direction. (Commentary on government’s permission for private universities). New Nation. July 26, 1993.
    94. “Muscovites want change, not a revolution.” Commentary. New Nation. July 10, 1993.
    95. “Zia Trust Fund: Floodgate for Corruption.” Commentary. New Nation. July 5, 1993.
    96. “Unipolar World: Unsafe for everybody.” Weekly Holiday. July 3, 1993.
    97. “Clinton’s presidency sends mixed signals to the US and the world.” Weekly Holiday. March 6, 1993.
    98. “Crises of Transition in Russia.” Weekly Holiday. April 30, 1993.
  4. BOOK REVIEWS
    1. “The Colors and Contours of Democratic Governance in Bangladesh.” Book Review: Bangladesh—A Study of the Democratic Regimes. [Moudud Ahmed. Dhaka: University Press Limited. 2012, pp. 491.] Weekly Holiday. Nov. 9, 2012.  
    2. “Globalization as virtual reality.” Finance and Development (International Monetary Fund). Dec. 2006. Review of Daniel Cohen’s book entitled “Globalization and Its Enemies.” MIT Press, 2006.
    3. “Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization.” The Millennium: Journal of International Studies. London School of Economics. Issue 34.2. Feb. 2006. Review of William K. Tabbs’ Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization (Columbia University Press, 2004) and Eric Helleiner and Andreas Pickel. Eds. Economic Nationalism in a Globalizing World (Cornell University Press, 2005).
    4. “Crisis in Governance: How Independent is the Independent Review.” Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXV. March-June, 1997. Review of Independent Study of the Center for Policy Dialogue.
    5. “State versus Market: Are We Talking about another Third way?” Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXV11. 1999. Review of Joseph Stigliz’s “Agenda for Global Development.” World Bank: Washington D.C.
    6. “How Asian Currency Crisis Affected the Economic Reform Debate?”Bangladesh Economic Association. University Press, Dhaka.  Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XXV, Numbers 3 & 4.1999.
    7. Capital Markets and Development. Edited by Steve H. Hanks and Alan A. Walters. San Francisco: Institute of Contemporary Studies. The Daily Star, Dec. 11, 1993.
    8. Chittagong Hill Tracts: The Untold Story. Edited by Mizanur Rahman Shelley. Dhaka: Center for Development Research. The Financial Express. December 10, 1993. 
  5. MONOGRAPHS/MANUSCRIPTS
    1. The Effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on the Economies of the Tropical Pacific countries. 2006. Prepared with a grant from PSC-CUNY (Collaborative Research Grant, 2004-05).
    2. The Generalized System of Preferences of the United States and Its Impact on Industrialization and Economic Growth of the Least Developed Countries. Prepared in 2005, under a grant of the CUNY Research Foundation. (PSC-CUNY Grant 2003-04). 
    3. Backwaters of Global Prosperity: How Forces of Globalization and the GATT/WTO Trade Regimes Contributed to the Marginalization of the Least Developed Countries. Manuscript prepared in 2004 combining research works done since 1997—published as a book the same year.
    4. Trade and Investment Diversion Effects of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Non-APEC countries, with special reference to SAARC Economies. Jointly prepared with Professor Hideki Funatsu at the Otaru University of Commerce, Japan. Aug. 2001. 
    5. Food Security in South Asia: Changing Dynamics of Food-Based Development Strategies. Background Paper Enabling Development: The Role of Food Assistance in South Asia. Published by the Oxford University Pressand funded by the United Nations World Food Program, Regional Office. New Delhi. 1999-2000
    6. The Uruguay Round and its Impact on the Textiles and Clothing sector in Bangladesh. A research report prepared for German-GTZ (German Government’s International Assistance Program) and BAS-DCCI. September 1998.
    7. Policy Notes on Agricultural and Rural Development in Bangladesh. Funded by the World Bank for reform policies and programs in agriculture to be supported by bilateral and multilateral donor agencies as well as Bangladesh Government. World Bank. Dhaka. 1997-1998.
    8. Privatization Experience in Bangladesh, 1991-96: An Empirical Research Report. Results of extensive study on privatization of nationalized industries and commerce in Bangladesh. World Bank (Dhaka and Washington D.C.). June-December, 1997.
    9. Creating Conducive Environment for Private Sector-led Economic Growth in Bangladesh. Conference Proceedings of the Conference on Private Sector-led Economic Growth, jointly sponsored by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries, German Technical Assistance Project-GTZ, and Technonet Asia. Singapore. November 1994

PRESENTATIONS

  1. “The Pathways to Industrialization and Economic Development.” Presented at the Global Business & Education Forum. California Polytechnic State University. Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2015.

  2. “Cross-Border Labor Mobility—A Critical Assessment of GATS Mode 4 of WTO vis-à-vis Regional Trade Agreements.” Presented at the BRAC University, Dhaka, as a Visiting U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Dec. 10, 2012.

  3. “Mode 4 of WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services: How Labor Restrictions in Developed Countries Impede Global Economic Interests. “  Presented at the 87th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International in San Francisco. June 29-July 3, 2012.
  4. "GATS Mode 4 of World Trade Organization: Is there a convergence of economic interests between labor-sending and labor-receiving countries to promote global labor mobility?” Presented to the 38th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, Boston. March 9-11, 2012.
  5. “Can WTO-GATS Mode 4 Spur Greater Labor Mobility From the LDCs?” Presented at the International Conference of the Law and Development Institute, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington.  December 10, 2011.
  6. “Liberalization of Cross-Border Labor Mobility: Economic Rationale, Legal and Political Implications, and the Limits of WTO-GATS Framework.”  Presented to the 37th Annual Conference of Eastern Economic Association, New York. Feb. 25-27, 2011. 
  7.  “The International role of dollar in the new era of globalization” Presented to the Annual Conference of Mid-Atlantic World History Association, Monmouth University, New Jersey. Nov. 12-13, 2010.
  8. "Trade: An Engine of Growth in the Globalization Process."  Paper presented to the MAWHA Conference at Fairleigh Dickson University on October 18, 2007.
  9. “Comparative Perspectives of Chinese and Indian Foreign Direct Investment Abroad.” Presented to the International Conference on “India and China in a new one World Economy,” sponsored by the New England Business Administration Association at the Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut. May 18-19, 2007.
  10. “WTO Negotiations and the Interests of Developing Countries.” Presented at the Asian-American Research Institute of the City University of New York. November 10, 2006.
  11. “Contemporary Issues in International Trade and Finance.” Presented at the Secondary School Teachers Training Program, organized by the Resource and Training Center for Economic Education, Queens College-CUNY.  May 16, 2005
  12. “How ENSO Affects the Economies of Countries in the Tropical Pacific. Presented with Paul J. Marchese. April 15, 2005
  13. “Globalization, Clash of Civilizations, and the Post-9/11 World.” Presented as Annual Presidential Lecture at the Queensborough College-CUNY on March 23, 2005. 
  14. "Emerging Economic Relations of China and the United States." Presented at the CUNY-International Center for Environmental Resources and Development (ICERD) of the CUNY-City College of New York.  November 24, 2004.
  15. "Multilateral Trade Negotiations under the GATT/WTO: How do they contribute to the marginalization of the developing countries in the world economy?" Presented at the International Conference on Globalization and Sustainable Development, sponsored by the New England Association of Business Administration, Southern Connecticut State University. New Haven.  May 14-15, 2004.  
  16. "Mainstreaming the Least Developed Countries into the Global Economy—Does Continuation of the Special and Differential Treatment Measures Make Sense?" Presented at the International Conference on Harmonious Development and Fair Trade held in Beijing, jointly organized by the Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Oxfam, Hong Kong.  October 24-26, 2003. 
  17. "Multilateral Trade Liberalizations under the GATT and the WTO: How Advantageous Are They for the Developing Countries?" Presented at the Asian Studies Program. Kansai Gaidai University. Osaka. Japan. March 26, 2001.
  18. Bangladesh Country Paper on "South Asian Agriculture and Future Negotiations under WTO." Presented at the World Bank/the UNCTAD/the SAARC Conference. New Delhi. January 11-14, 2001.
  19. Bangladesh Country Paper on "Enabling Development: The Role of Food Assistance in South Asia.” Presented at the Conference on Food-Assisted Development in SAARC countries, sponsored by the UN-WFP. Katmandu, Nepal. March 2000.
  20. “Agriculture and the New Trade Agenda in the WTO 2000 Negotiations: Economic Analysis of Interests and Options for Bangladesh.” Presented at the World Bank/NCAER seminar on “WTO and South Asia.” New Delhi. December 1999.  
  21. “Agricultural Trade Liberalization under the Uruguay Round and Beyond –the Perspectives of the Developing Countries.” Presented at the Conference on National Security of Bangladesh in the Twenty First Century, organized by Bangladesh International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dhaka. November 29-30, 1998.  
  22. “Impact of the Uruguay Round on the Ready-made Garments Industry in Bangladesh.” Presented at the "Conference on the Consequences of GATT-Uruguay Round on the textile and garments industry in Bangladesh." Organized by the German-GTZ and the DCCI. September 28-30, 1998.
  23. “The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Private Sector Investment in Bangladesh.” Presented at the Seminar on “Bangladesh into the Next Millennium.” Jointly organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh & North South University. Dhaka. April 26-28, 1998.
  24. ‘Benefits of Privatization: Evidence from State-owned Enterprises Privatized in Bangladesh During 1991-96.” Key-note paper presented at the Seminar on Privatization, organized by Privatization Board, Bangladesh Government and Rapport Bangladesh on March 19-20, 1998.
  25. “Privatization: A Prime Vehicle for Rapid Industrialization in Bangladesh.” Key-note paper presented at the International Seminar on Privatization and Capital Market, organized by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dhaka on May 12-15, 1995.
  26. “Creating Conducive Environment for Private Sector-led Economic Growth in Bangladesh.” Key-note paper presented at the National Conference on Private Sector-led Economic Growth, jointly organized by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Technonet-Singapore, held in Dhaka in November 1994.
  27. “Government-Business Relations under Alternative Capitalist Systems.” A Seminar, presented at the Patrice Lumumba University (Peoples’ Friendship University), Moscow, in June 1993.

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