Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Development Studies of the University of Dhaka. He is currently holding the charge of the Chairman of the Department. He has worked in diverse constituencies, namely, academia, governments, think-tanks, international organisations and media. He is engaged in research for pioneering approaches to developmental public policies and innovative solutions on the ground. He has led numerous projects for diverse organisations including governments, development partners and international organisations at home and abroad...Read less
|Degree Name||Group/Major Subject||Board/Institute||Country||Passing Year|
|Ph.D.||Economics||University of London||United Kingdom||2014|
|Masters||Certificate in Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy, Centre for Trade Policy and Law||Universities of Carleton and Ottawa||Canada||2005|
|Masters||Development and Financial Economics||University of London||United Kingdom||1997|
|Bachelor||Economics||University of Dhaka||Bangladesh||1990|
|Title||Organization||Location||From Date||To Date|
|Professor of Economics||Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka||Dhaka, Bangladesh||24, Jan 2016||Currently Working|
|Former Associate Professor of Economics||Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh||08, Apr 2012||23-01-2016|
|Assistant Professor of Economics||Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh||Dhaka||10, Nov 2002||07-04-2012|
|Assistant Professor||Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh||Gazipur, Bangladesh||04, Oct 1998||24-09-1997|
|Former Teaching and Research Fellow||Department of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom||London, United Kingdom||10, Sep 1996||09-09-1997|
|Subject||Description||Research Interest (Goal, Target Indicator)|
|Industrialisation||Indutrialisation strategy, productive capacity expansion, diversification, competitiveness, manufacturing, SMEs, East Asia|
|Agriculture||Agrarian transition, agriculture, productivity, land|
|International relations and trade||WTO, regional trading arrangements, belt and road initiative, Indo-Pacific strategy, Bay of Bengal, economics of deterrence, LDCs|
|Social security, inequality and poverty||Universal social security, inequality, poverty|
|Health||Universal health care, public investment, private sector|
|Education||Education, skills formation, innovation, demographic dividend, human-capital|
|Climate change||Climate change, food system, energy, market-based instruments|
|Biodiversity||Human-nature relationship, biodiversity, indigenous and traditional knowledge, Sundarbans|
|Political economy||Institutions, political settlement, power, class, state formation, citizenship, neo-liberalism|
|Macroeconomic policies||Post-covid recovery, fiscal policies, monetary policies, public finance, national budget, financial sector, employment|
|Level of Study||Title||Supervisor||Co-Supervisor(s)||Name of Student(s)||Area of Research||Current Completion|
|M.Phil||Governance of Trans-boundary Water: A Comparative Analysis of the Ganges and the Indus Treaties||Prof Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir||Mohammad Saeed Islam||2018|
|M.Phil||The Shundarbans' Biodiversity and Sustainability: An Alternative Conservation Framework||Prof Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir||Tanjila Afrin||2017|
|M.Phil||Emergence of Wealth Inequality in Bangladesh||Prof Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir||Loban Rahman||2017|
|M.Phil||Government Regulatory Barriers to Market: Implications on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development||Prof Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir||Shashish Shami Kamal||2016|
|M.Phil||Dynamics of Population Age Structure Change and Its Implications for Economic Growth in Bangladesh||Prof Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir||Md Zahidur Rahman||2015|
|Subject||Project Name||Source of Fund||From Date||To Date||Collaboration|
|Education||Primary Education Policy Watch (1 and 2) Commonwealth Education||UK-DFID, managed by Actionaid||Team Leader Managed the team and wrote two books as the lead author|
|Disability||Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Study and Prevalence Survey on Disability in Bangladesh||Handicap International/UK-DFID||Team Leader Led the team and wrote on the survey findings|
|Trade||Trade Negotiation and Livelihood Programme||Oxfam||Principal specialist Read numerous policy papers and participated the WTO meeting as an expert.|
|Development||Perspective building and Capacity Development||Nijera Kori/ UK DFID||Principal Researcher|
|Trade||Bangladesh Trade Support Programme (BTSP), Ministry of Commerce, GoB under- Local Consultant s Tenders (LCT -1 and 2)||Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh European Commission||Lead Specialist Contributed as the lead author|
|Agriculture||Agrarian Transition and the Livelihoods of the Rural Poor||Oxfam International||Lead Consultant Contributed writing of the reports|
|Inequality||Enhancing the responsiveness of the government to address exclusion and inequality||Christian Aid||Principal Advisor Provided guidance and conceptualization of Bangladesh Economic Update, presided multi-stakeholders’ consultations and held policy dialogues|
|Environment||Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainable Livelihood for Vulnerable Ecosystems (RESOLVE) – Adapatation to Climate Change||Government of the Kingdom of Netherlands and Oxfam Novib||Chief Technical Advisor Steering the project on-behalf of the Technical Partner, Unnayan Onneshan in a multi-partnership programme, involving international and national organization.|
|Inequality||State of Inequality in Bangladesh||Oxfam International||Principal researcher Conceptualisation and measurement of inequality from the triangle of desire, development and democracy.|
|Environment||Interlinkage of Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing to Enhance Climate Smart Landscapes in Small Watersheds: Analysis for Policy-Relevant Solutions in South Asian Context, Hosei||University, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Tokyo, Japan, Pokhara University, Nepal and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, sponsored by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research|
|Environment||Frost Peoples, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods (FPBP) Forest People’s Programme||SwedBio/Stockholm University-SIDA||Senior Advisor and team leader Research conceptualisation and overseeing the management of the long-running partnership-based programme between Unnayan Onneshan and FPP, UK and participating in different conferences as key-note speaker.|
|No invited talk is found|
|SL||Collaboration & Membership Name||Type||Membership Year||Expire Year|
|1||Vice-Chairperson||Gopalpur Mohammadia Orphangae, Pangsa, Rajbari, Bangladesh||2019|
|2||Life Member||Cadet College Club Ltd||2018||Life Time|
|3||Life Member||Jhenidah Ex-Cadets Association||Jan 1998||Life Time|
|4||Life Member||Bangladesh Economic Association||June 1998||Life Time|
|5||Former Fellow||Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh||July 1998||Sep 2001|
|6||Former Secretary General||Imagine a New South Asia||Mar 2008||Sep 2011|
|7||Former Member||Board of Trustees, the Climate Action Network – South Asia||Mar 2010||Feb 2011|
|8||Former General Secretary||Bangladesh Open University Teachers’ Association||Jan 2000||Dec 2000|
|9||Former Joint Secretary General||Bangladesh Federation of University Teachers’ Association||Jan 2000||Dec 2000|
|10||Former Member||Board of Governors (Syndicate), Bangladesh Open University March||2000||2002|
|11||Independent Director||Pragati Life Insurance Limited||2015|
|12||Member||Editorial Board/Reviewer of different peer reviewed journals||2010|
|13||Member||Selection Board of Professors of different universities||2016|
|14||First Vice President||Jhenidah Ex-Cadets Association||2020|
|15||Member||International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative, UNU/IAS, Japan||2014|
|16||Chairperson||Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN||2019|
|17||Chairperson||Asia Regional Committee of IUCN||2019|
|18||Coordinator||Regional Centre for Expertise Network on Sundarbans, UNU/IAS||2018|
|19||Founding Chairperson||Board of Trustees, the Unnayan Onneshan||2003|
Titumir, R.A. M. Political Settlement and Economic Outcome. Samhati Publications, 2019 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and Jakir Hossain Encountering Exclusion - Primary Education Policy Watch, Dhaka. Samabesh, 2004 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and Jakir Hossain Listening to the People Living in Poverty: Oral Testimony of Dhaka Slum-Dwellers. 2004 .
Titumir, R. A. M. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics. Open University, 2002 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and D Bhattacharya Reforms and Consequences: Stakeholders’ Perceptions. Shrabon Prokashoni, 2001 .
Titumir, R. A. M., Sk Md Mamunur Rahman Malik and S M Moazzem Hossain Public Health Expenditure in Bangladesh: Do We Need a Reform Agenda?. Save the Children, 2000 .
Titumir, R.A.M Numbers and Narratives in Bangladesh’s Economic Development. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 .
Titumir, R. A.M. Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Developing Countries: State, Citizenship and Transformation. London and New York: Routledge, 2021 .
Titumir, R.A.M., T. Afrin and M. S. Islam Natural Resource Degradation and Human-Nature Wellbeing: Cases of Biodiversity Resources, Water Resources, and Climate Change. Singapore: Springer, 2021 .
Titumir, R. A. M. "Traditional Knowledge, Institutions, and Human Sociality in Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biodiversity of the Sundarbans of Bangladesh." Managing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia: Mapping and Navigating Stakeholders, Policy and Action. Osamu Saito, Suneetha M Subramanian, Shizuka Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Takeuchi Springer, 2020 .
Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : Economic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): The Case of Bangladesh, China and the World , vol.2 , no.4 , 2019 .
Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : Strategic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): The Case of Bangladesh, China and the World , vol.2 , no.3 , 2019 .
Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Economic Implications for Bangladesh, BIISS Journal , vol.40 , no.1 , 2019 .
Titumir, R.A.M and Rahman, M.Z : Changes in Population Age Structure and Economic Development: The Case of Bangladesh, Florya Chronicles of Political Economy , vol.3 , no.1 , pp.1-54 , 2017 .
Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : Demographic Transition and Its Implications for Productive Absorption of Labour Force: The Case of Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Development Studies , vol.2 , no.1 , 2017 .
Titumir, R.A. M, Rahman, K.M. R. and Hoque, M.N : Progress and Pitfalls of Women in Bangladesh: Structural Rigidities and Embedded Institutions, Demography India , vol.45 , no.1 and 2 , pp.102-116 , 2016 .
Titumir, R. A. M and Baten, M. A. : Environmental challenges of trans-boundary water resources management: the case of Bangladesh, Sustainable Water Resources , 2015 .
Titumir, R.A.M, J.K. Basak, M. A. Baten and N.C. Dey : A Review Study on Food Consumption and Hovered Nutrition in Bangladesh: Progress and Determinants of Food Security, Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science , vol.29 , 2015 .
Titumir, R.A.M, J.K. Basak, M. A. Baten and K Alam : Future Fertiliser Demand and Role of Organic Fertiliser for Sustainable Rice Production in Bangladesh, Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries , vol.4 , no.5 , 2015 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and M A Hossain : Inflation and Growth: An Empirical Analysis of Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar Economic Review , vol.25 , 2014 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and M Kamal : Growing Together Sustainably: A zero-poverty post-2015 development framework, Development , vol.56 , no.2 , 2013 .
Titumir, R.A.M. and Rahman, K.M.M. : State of Labour in Bangladesh: Dispossession amidst Accumulation, Reading on Governance and Development , vol.XV , pp.57-67 , 2013 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and J K Basak : Climate Change and Food Security in Bangladesh: An Application of DSAAT Model, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development , vol.20-21 , 2013 .
Titumir, R. A. M, J K Basak, J K Biswas and M Mohiuzzaman : Impacts of Temperature and Carbon Dioxide on Rice Yield in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Rice Journal , vol.17 , no.1 & 2 , 2013 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and J K Basak : Effects of Climate Change on Crop Production and Climate Adaptive Techniques Agriculture in Bangladesh, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies , vol.29 , no.1 , 2012 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and J K Basak : A Long Run Perspective on Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in South Asia, Dhaka University Journal of Development Studies , vol.1 , no.1 , 2010 .
Titumir, R. A. M. : The Collapse of Cancun: A Perspective on the Problematic, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies - Part-D) , vol.21 , no.2 , 2004 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and J Hossain : Barriers to Access to Public Services for the Urban Poor: An Enquiry into Dhaka Slums, Journal of Institute of Bangladesh Studies , vol.17 , 2004 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and J Hossain : Learning for Skills Formation and Employability: A Strategic Framework for Informal Sector in Bangladesh, Journal of Institute of Bangladesh Studies , vol.16 , 2003 .
Titumir, R. A. M. : International Restructuring and Bangladesh Women Garment Workers, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies - Part-D) , vol.19 , no.2 , 2002 .
Titumir, R. A. M. : South Asian Integration: The Hamletian Way?, Journal of Social Science and Humanities , vol.1 , no.2 , 2002 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and D Bhattacharya : Towards Demystifying a Process: The Structural Adjustment Policies in Bangladesh, Discourse, Summer , vol.3 , no.1 , 1999 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and D Bhattacharya : In Search of Unheard Voices: A Pre-Study Consultation Exercise on Structural Adjustment Policies in Bangladesh, Discourse, Summer , vol.2 , no.1 , 1999 .
Titumir, R. A. M. : An Introduction to Theories and Empirics of Growth, Dhaka Viswavidyalaya Patrika (University of Dhaka) , no.64 , 1999 .
Titumir, R. A. M. : An Inquiry into Fungibility of Foreign Aid in Bangladesh, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies - Part-D) , vol.15 , no.2 , 1998 .
Titumir, R. A. M. and M.U. Ahmad : Attracting Foreign Direct Investment and Technological Flows in Asia and the Pacific- An Analysis of Policy Perspectives, BIISS Journal , vol.19 , no.3 , 1998 .
|International||Senior Non-residential Fellow||2020||United States|
|International||Trade Policy Fellowship to complete the Certificate in Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy, Centre for Trade Policy and Law||2005||Canada|
|National||Pursing Ph.D. in Economics in the University of London in United Kingdom||2004||Bangladesh|
|International||Teaching and Research Fellowship, Royal Holloway||1996||United Kingdom|
|International||Charles William Wallace Trust Scholarship for pursuing M.Sc. in Economics in the University of London||1996||United Kingdom|
|International||Sustainable Development Fellow to actively participate in the Sustainable Development Training Programme, Centre for Our Common Future||1995||Switzerland|