Mehdi Chowdhury

Dr Mehdi Chowdhury

  • Deputy Head of Department in Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Dorset House D165, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am Deputy Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, , Bournemouth University Business School, UK. I joined as a Lecturer in Economics in September 2011 after obtaining my PhD from the School of Economics of the University of Nottingham and promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Head. 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, economic policies, 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.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Sustainable cities and communities

"Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"

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Climate action

"Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts"

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Journal Articles



  • Chowdhury, M., Yusuf, A. and Roache, I., 2023. Covid-19 and the future of higher education. Post-Crash Economics and the Covid Emergency in the Global Economy. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Chowdhury, M. and Wadood, S.N., 2023. Internal and Forced Migration and Economic Development in South Asia. IMISCOE Research Series. 17-35.
  • Chowdhury, M., Yusuf, A. and Dumitriu, R., 2022. Rohingya Crisis is Turning into a Protracted Refugee Challenge. In: Ahmed, K. and Mohiuddin, H., eds. THE ROHINGYA CRISIS AND THE TWO-FACED GOD OF JANUS WHAT LIES AHEAD. Lexington Books.
  • Chowdhury, M., 2018. South Asian migration in the Gulf: Topics for economic investigations. South Asian Migration in the Gulf: Causes and Consequences. 81-100.
  • Chowdhury, M. and Telli, H., 2015. Migration. In: Holscher, J. and Tomann, H., eds. PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF EMERGING MARKETS AND TRANSITION ECONOMICS. Palgrave Macmillan.

Internet Publications


PhD Students

  • Babatunde Akinmade. Efficiency of GSP Trade, (In progress)
  • 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

  • Global Economic Challenges
  • Emerging Market Economics
  • International Economics

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics for Business I
  • Microeconomic II
  • Microeconomics for Business II
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Invited Lectures

  • Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees, Manitoba (Online), 20 Aug 2021 more
  • Lesvos, Greece, 10 Apr 2019 more
  • Nottingham, UK, 27 Mar 2019 more
  • Evaliating the impact of remittances, Southanmton Solent University, Southampton, UK, 26 Oct 2016 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
  • Group work in higher education, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 Feb 2016 more
  • Group work in higher education, Coventry University , Coventry UK, 28 Oct 2015 more
  • Brain drain and human capital formation, University of Dhaka, Dhaka , Bangladesh, 02 Sep 2012 more


  • Drowning Prevention for newly mobile infants under 2 years in Bangladesh (NIHR RIGHT Call4, 11 Nov 2022). In Progress
  • Drowning prevention for newly mobile infants under 2 years in Bangladesh (National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), 01 Nov 2022). Awarded
  • Water resource management and international migration in Omani Farms (Sultan Qaboos University, 01 Oct 2020). In Progress
  • Estimation of Economic cost of Rooppur Nuclear Reactors in Bangladesh (North South University, 15 Jan 2020). Completed
  • Commonwealth diasporas and bilateral trade in cultural goods (The Commonwealth Secretariat, 06 Aug 2019). Completed
  • 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

  • Programme Leader, Postgraduate Programmes of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • 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

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Engagement and Outreach (Local curry industry) (08 Sep 2021)

Conference Presentations

  • 6th World Congress of Game Theory, Repatriation of Rohingya Refugee: A Game Theoretic Analysis, 19 Jul 2021, Budapest (online)
  • Post-Crash Economics in a Post-COVID World, The Future of Higher Education, 01 Oct 2020, Dundee (Online)
  • International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions, 27 Jul 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Comparative Perspective, 04 Jul 2019, UCL, London
  • 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


  • PGCE in Ecocation Practice (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • PhD in Economics (University of Nottingham, 2011)
  • MA in Economics (Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 2005)
  • Masters of Social Sciences in Economics (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999)
  • Bachelor of Social sciences in Economics (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1997)


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

External Media and Press