Mehdi Chowdhury

Dr Mehdi Chowdhury

  • 01202 961397
  • mchowdhury at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Economics
  • Christchurch House C210, 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 area of research includes international migration, human capital and incentives. I primarily work within International Migration literature using tools developed by International Trade theory and Industrial Organization/Applied Game Theory. I am interested in supervising students doing PhD in ‘International Migration’ , ‘International Trade’ and ‘Applied Game Theory’ with reference to the needs of developing countries.


International Migration, Economic Development, Economics of Education


Journal Articles


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


  • 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

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

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Emerging Market Economics
  • Global Economic Challenges

Profile of Teaching UG

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

Invited Lectures

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

External Responsibilities

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

Internal Responsibilities

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

Conference Presentations

  • UECE Lisbon Mettings on Game Theory and Applications 2016, 03 Nov 2016, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference, 24 Jun 2016, Southampton, UK
  • 5th World Congress of the Game Theory Society, 24 Jul 2016, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 12th European Meeting on Game Theory, 11 Jul 2016, Odense, Denmark
  • 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
  • 4th Norface Conference on "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers", 10 Apr 2013, UCL, London, UK
  • 27th European Sociaty of Population Economics Conference, 12 Jun 2013, Aarhas University, Denmark

Attended Training

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


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


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

External Media and Press

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