Mehdi Chowdhury

Dr Mehdi Chowdhury

  • 01202 961397
  • mchowdhury at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Economics
  • Dorset House D165, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Business School, Bournemouth University, UK. I joined the School in September 2011 after obtaining my PhD from the School of Economics of the University of Nottingham. I received Masters Degrees in Economics from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan and the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I worked as a Teaching Assistant in Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bristol from 2009-2011.

I current research interest included the refugee crisis, international migration, education and human capital development. A blog on my project on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis is available on this link I am interested in supervising students for PhD on the refugee crisis, international migration and international trade.


International Migration, Economic Development, Economics of Education


Journal Articles


  • South Asian Migration in the Gulf: Causes and Consequences. Palgrave.


  • Chowdhury, M., 2018. South Asian Migration in the Gulf: Topics for Economic Investigations. In: Chowdhury, M. and Rajan, S.I., eds. South Asian Migration in the Gulf: Causes and Consequences. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Chowdhury, M. and Telli, H., 2015. Migration. In: Holscher, J. and Tomann, H., eds. PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF EMERGING MARKETS AND TRANSITION ECONOMICS. Palgrave Macmillan.


PhD Students

  • Salem Gheit. The role of human capital in the multifactor productivity growth in the developed and developing countries
  • Licky Otame. Migration andf Artisanship Development in Nigeria

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Global Economic Challenges
  • Emerging Market Economics

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics for Business I
  • Microeconomic II
  • Microeconomics for Business II

Invited Lectures

  • Group work in higher education, Coventry University , Coventry UK, 28 Oct 2015 more
  • Evaluating the impact of Remittances, University of Nottingham, UK, 02 Mar 2016 more
  • Evaluating the imapact of remittances, University of Manchester, Manchester, 23 Feb 2016 more
  • Brain drain and human capital formation, University of Dhaka, Dhaka , Bangladesh, 02 Sep 2012 more
  • Group work in higher education, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 Feb 2016 more
  • Evaliating the impact of remittances, Southanmton Solent University, Southampton, UK, 26 Oct 2016 more


  • Refugee crisis in the Aegean (Erasmus+ Global Staff Mobility, 07 Apr 2019). In Progress
  • Understanding the management of refugee crisis in Germany (BU-Santander Staff Mobility, 18 Jun 2018). Completed
  • Economic impacts of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh (Bournemouth University-Student Resaerch Assistantship Programme, 01 Jun 2018). Completed
  • Responsible Project Management in Bangladesh (BU Global Challanges Reserch Fund, 01 May 2018). In Progress
  • Investigating the impact of remittances in Bangladesh using the HIES 2015 (Bournemouth University, 12 Feb 2018). In Progress
  • Poole Marine Cluster: SUpply Chain Mapping (Poole Borough Council, 01 Feb 2018). Completed
  • Internationa migration and trade of cultutal goods (Bournemouth Unviersity- Student Research Assistant Project, 01 Jun 2017). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Migration and Development, Taylor and Francis, International Editorial Board (2015-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Peer Assisted Learning Coordinator, AFE Undergraduate Framework Management Team
  • Programme Coordinator (Level 6), AFE Undergraduare Programme Management Team
  • Programme Coordinator, BS Staff Seminar Series
  • Coordinator, BS Staff Seminar
  • Academic Lead of International Partnership between FoM and the Ministry of Public Administration, Banglaladesh, International Partnership

Conference Presentations

  • LCIS Workshop on Migration, Rohingya refugee crisis and the European experiences, 26 Oct 2018, Leuven, Belgium
  • Workshop on Responsible Project Management, Management of the Rohingha refugee crisis in Bangladesh, 02 Jul 2018, Burnemouth
  • SANEM 3rd Annual Economists' Conference 2018, The Economic Effects of Remittances in Bangladesh, 17 Feb 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BU Tourism and Hospitality Conference, Migration and trade of cultural goods, 04 Sep 2017, Bournemouth
  • UECE Lisbon Mettings on Game Theory and Applications 2016, 03 Nov 2016, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 5th World Congress of the Game Theory Society, 24 Jul 2016, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 12th European Meeting on Game Theory, 11 Jul 2016, Odense, Denmark
  • Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference, 24 Jun 2016, Southampton, UK
  • 2nd International Conference on South Asian Economic Development, 18 Feb 2016, New Delhi
  • UECE Lisbon Mettings on Game Theory and Applications, 05 Nov 2015, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • RES-York Symposium and Mini-Courses on Game Theory, 21 May 2015, University of York, York
  • Southampton Winter Workshop on Economic Theory, 23 Feb 2015, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, 07 Apr 2014, The University of Manchester, UK
  • 27th European Sociaty of Population Economics Conference, 12 Jun 2013, Aarhas University, Denmark
  • 4th Norface Conference on "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers", 10 Apr 2013, UCL, London, UK

Attended Training

  • Diversifying Leadership, 22 Feb 2018
  • Early Careers Workshop, 06 Apr 2017
  • Survival Analysis: Modelling Time-to-event Data, 20 Apr 2015
  • Panel and Longitudinal Data Analysis, 06 Nov 2014
  • Writing Academy, 25 Jun 2014
  • Economics of International Migration, 12 May 2014
  • Grants Academy, 24 Mar 2014
  • Doctoral Supervision Development: New Supervisors, 25 Jan 2012


  • PhD in Economics (University of Nottingham, 2011)
  • MA in Economics (Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 2005)
  • MSc in Economics (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999)
  • PGCE in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)


  • Bangladesh Economic Association, Member,
  • Game Theory Society, Member (2016-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2015-),

External Media and Press

The data on this page was last updated at 08:35 on June 26, 2019.