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Sayema Haque Bidisha


Sayema Haque Bidisha is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. She did her bachelors as well as masters from the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and MSc. from the University of Bath, UK. She obtained PhD in Labour Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK. Her research interest lies on labour economics, development economics, population economics and microeconometrics. Her work involves both empirical analysis as well as policy focused research with emphasis on developing countries. In her PhD, Dr. Bidisha worked with labour market experience of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the UK. In the context of Bangladesh, she worked on a number of research projects on labour market, gender and women empowerment, migration and remittance earning, credit and food security, population and development, economic growth and exchange rate movements, labour market participation of both men and women etc. In addition, Dr. Bidisha has also worked closely with the Government of Bangladesh in preparing policy documents. In particular, she was responsible for drafting a number of chapters of the Five Year Plan of Bangladesh as well as of its monitoring exercise. She has worked with several international as well as national organizations e.g. the World Bank, IDRC, ILO, FAO, Asia Foundation, InM etc. and has published a number of articles/book chapters in peer reviewed publications both home and abroad.