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Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad, PhD

Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, DUET, Gazipur

I am a Professor of Economics at the Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. I earned a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in the USA, and MAs from Dalhousie University, Canada, and the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. My research areas are the Economics of Education, Public Policy, and Applied Econometrics. My recent contributions have appeared in Finance Research Letters, Eastern Economic Journal, Global Finance Journal, and Comparative Education Review. I have consulted for various government and private organizations, including the UNDP, Commonwealth of Learning, US Forest, BIDS, University Grant Commission, and World Bank.

Mobile: +88 018 1551 2345
Email: [email protected]
Office: 0249274034-53, 5167
Address: Room NO. 10009, New Academic Building,
Field of interest: Education Policy, Development Economics, and Microeconometrics.
Field of specialization: Migration Policy, Energy Economics, and Environmental Economics
Degrees Obtained (Starting from Recent Degrees):
# Degree Institute Year Discipline & Field
1 PhD Northern Illinois University, USA 2019 Economics
2 MA Northern Illinois University, USA 2016 Economics
3 MA Dalhousie University, Canada 2012 Economics
4 MSS University of Chittagong, Bangladesh 2008 Economics
5 BSS University of Chittagong, Bangladesh 2007 Economics
Employment Record (Starting from Present Position):
# Designation Institute Duration
1 Professor Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology 2022-07-24 : Continue
2 Associate Professor of Economics Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology 2020-09-24 : 2022-07-24
3 Assistant Professor of Economics Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology 2012-09-20 : 2020-09-24
4 Lecturer in Economics Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology 2009-05-09 : 2012-09-20
Additional Charges:
# Designation Faculty/ Department/ Institute/ Office Duration
1 Head HSS 2022-10-24 : Continue
Publications (Journal):
# Year Title Authors Event
1 2024 Crude oil futures prices and foreign exchange markets Md Rafayet Alam, Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad, Mohammed Syedul Islam & Joshua Lawson Applied Economics
2 2023 The Impact of Accessing Education via Smartphone Technology on Education Disparity—A Sustainable Education Perspective Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad Sustainability
3 2023 Reverses in Gender Salary Gaps Among STEM Faculty: Evidence from Mean and Quantile Decompositions Virginia Wilcox and Md Abdur Rahman Forhad B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
4 2023 Educational achievements and export earnings: a comparison between leader and follower countries Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad Journal paper, volume and issues number are yet to publish
5 2023 Does a vocational education program prepare competent graduates for further academic programs? Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad, Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Afruza Haque, Md. Sawgat Khan, Mamunur Rashid Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning
6 2023 Effect of Remittance-Sending Countries’ Type on Financial Development in Recipient Countries: Can the Pandemic Make a Difference? Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad, Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Md. Toabur Rahman Journal of Risk and Financial Management
7 2022 Sustainable Development in Higher Engineering Education: A Comparative Study between Private and Public Polytechnics Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad,Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Mamunur Rashid, Afruza Haque, and Md. Sawgat Khan Sustainability
8 2022 Consumption- and speculation-led change in demand for oil and the response of base metals: A Markov-switching approach Md Rafayet Alam, Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad, Nilesh B. Sah Finance Research Letters
9 2022 Impact of oil demand and supply shocks on food-grain prices: a Markov-switching approach Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad and Md Rafayet Alam Applied Economics
10 2021 What makes a difference for further advancement of engineers: socioeconomic background or education programs? Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad Higher Education
11 2021 Clustering secondary education and the focus on science: Impacts on higher education and the job market in Bangladesh Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Md Abdur Rahman Forhad Comparative Education Review
12 2021 Impact of oil-demand and oil-supply shocks on the exchange rates of selected Southeast Asian countries Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad and Md. Rafayet Alam Global Finance Journal
13 2021 Minimum Dropout Age and Juvenile Crime in the United States Forhad, Md. Abdur Rahman Eastern Economic Journal
14 2021 Remittance and education in recipient countries: an interdependence Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad and Gazi Mahabubul Alam International Journal of Education Economics and Development
15 2020 Impact of introducing a customer services component during secondary school education to improve small and medium-sized enterprises: a case study in Bangladesh Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad, Md. Rajibul Ahsan, Gazi Mahabubul Alam Society and Business Review
16 2020 Can education as an ‘International Commodity’ be the backbone or cane of a nation in the era of fourth industrial revolution? - A Comparative study Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Abdur Rahman Forhad, and Ismi Arif Ismail Technological Forecasting and Social Change
17 2020 Relationship between MDA and juvenile crime and its impact on socioeconomic development – a theoretical framework for business and economics Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad and Gazi Mahabubul Alam Society and Business Review
18 2020 Does the private university sector exploit sustainable residential life in the name of supporting the fourth industrial revolution? Gazi Mahabubul Alam, Abul Quasem Al-Amin, Abdur Rahman Forhad, Muhammad Shujaat Mubarakak Technological Forecasting and Social Change
19 2020 Sustainable Achievement of Selective KPIs of Different Players in Education: An Update for Policy Discourse Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Abdur Rahman Forhad International Journal of Learning and Change
20 2020 Education Quality Comparing between Offcial Measurement Scale and Inter- counterparts’ Perception: A New Horizon for Learning Assessment Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Abdur Rahman Forhad International Journal of Learning and Change
21 2020 Roadblocks to University Education for Diploma Engineers in Bangladesh Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Abdur Rahman Forhad Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning
22 2019 Do Remittances Cause Dutch Disease in the Recipient Country? Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad Journal of International and Global Economic Studies
23 2017 Monetary Policy Transmission over the Real Sector of Bangladesh Economy: An SVAR Approach Abdur Rahman Forhad, Ghassam A Homafair, and Abul Hasnat Muhammed Salimullah Economia Internazionale / International Economics
24 2014 How Many Currencies in SAARC Countries?: A Multivariate Structural VAR Approach Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad The Journal of Developing Areas
25 2013 Towards a Common Currency in SAARC Countries: An Empirical Analysis Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad Jahangirnagar Economic Review
26 2011 Testing Volatility Clustering in Stock Index return in Bangladesh Md. Amirul Islam and Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad Asian Profile
27 2010 Measuring Stock Market Volatility: An Experience from Chittagong Stock Exchange Md. Abdur Rahman Forhad and Md. Amirul Islam Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy
Course Conducted:
# Programme Course No Course Title Year
1 B.Sc. Hum-5611 Project Management & Accounting 2021