Researcher

Professor Anis Chowdhury

Biography

Anis (Anisuzzaman) Chowdhury was born in Chittagong (Bangladesh) in 1954. He migrated to Australia in 1987 and returned to his adopted home in January 2016 after completing an eight-year career in the United Nations Secretariat, which began and ended in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York. In between he was at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in Bangkok as ...view more

Anis (Anisuzzaman) Chowdhury was born in Chittagong (Bangladesh) in 1954. He migrated to Australia in 1987 and returned to his adopted home in January 2016 after completing an eight-year career in the United Nations Secretariat, which began and ended in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York. In between he was at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in Bangkok as Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Development Division (July 2012-Aug. 2014) and Director of Statistics Division (Sept. 2014-May 2015). Previously, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Western Sydney (2001-2012) and taught also at the National University of Singapore (1983-87), University of New England (Australia, 1987-92) and University of Manitoba (Canada, 1978-83). He was a founding managing editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (1995-2008), where he remains on its editorial board as a co-editor. Anis is also on the editorial board of the Economic and Labour Relations Review. He has published widely on East and Southeast Asia and on macro-development issues and edited two volumes on Moulana Bhashani – Moulana Bhashani: The Leader of Toiling Masses and Moulana Bhashani: His Creed and Politics. He holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba (1983) and honours and master’s degrees from Jahangirnagar University of Bangladesh (1976 and 1978).


My Expertise

Macroeconomic policies, sustainable development, international political economy, labour market, industrial policy, Asia-Pacific economies

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Publications

by Professor Anis Chowdhury