On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Economics Study Center (ESC) organized a public lecture by Dr. Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale University.
The lecture was separated into two sections. Dr. Mushfiq Mobarak presented his research on seasonal poverty in the first segment of the lecture -"Innovations to Address Seasonal Poverty: A Research Program in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia." In the second segment - "Pathways to Ph.D. Programs in Economics," Professor Mobarak discussed the opportunities of PhD application programs for Economics graduates.
Dr. Fahad Khalil, Professor of Economics at the University of Washington, and Dr. Rumana Haque, Professor of Economics at the University of Dhaka, shared their insightful remarks with the audience. The North South University Young Economists' Forum served as the event's Youth Engagement Partner. Representatives from the US Embassy Dhaka also spoke at the event.
Students from various universities, academicians, renowned economists, researchers, and other professionals, as well as members of the media, attended the lecture with much enthusiasm. The session concluded with an interactive question answer session on the topics.