Density Dividend behind Bangladesh's development surprise
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Faisal Ahmed |
• November 2017
Bangladesh’s surprising economic growth and its achievements in the Millennium Development Goals has startled many observers. Faisal Ahmed goes against the popular notion that ‘population density’ is an enemy, and shows us how it is actually the opposite! FAISAL AHMED Economist Faisal Ahmed is the Chief Economist at Bangladesh Bank, where he joined as Senior Economic Advisor to the Governor in 2015. During 2011-2015, he served as the IMF Representative in Cambodia. He worked on a range of advanced, emerging, and developing economies in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Before joining the IMF in 2003, he was a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and an actuary in a global insurance company. He has taught at the University of Minnesota and at the Royal School of Administration in Cambodia. Mr. Ahmed holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, an M.Fin from Princeton University and is a CFA Charterholder. ---- Recorded at TEDxDhaka http://bit.ly/TEDxDhaka2017 on 18th November, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.