403B David Straz HallMilwaukee WI United States of America (414) 288-6915 email@example.com Curriculum Vitae ePublications
Chair, Department of Economics
Professor of Economics
Dr. Chowdhury returned to Marquette University from Switzerland where he was the chief economist of the United Nations Economic Commission in Europe for the past five years. He served as the director of the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Marquette from 1991 through 1995. He was also a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 1995 through 1996, a visiting professor with John Hopkins University in 1996 and a senior researcher with the Central Bank of Finland in 2002. In October 2010, Dr. Chowdhury was appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Academic Advisory Council. He has published extensively in professional journals and various media outlets. His specializations are in the areas of US macroeconomy, international finance, and global economic issues.
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky, 1983
- M.A., Economics, University of Kentucky, 1981
- M.A., Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1977
- B.A., Economics (honors), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1976
- Open economy macroeconomics
- Monetary economics
- International finance
- Development economics
- Global economic issues
“Does Real Exchange Rate Volatility Affect Foreign Direct Investment? Evidence from four Developed Countries”, The International Trade Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2008 [with Mark Wheeler].
Substitution between Money and Near Monies in Switzerland,” Journal of Quantitative Economics, 2007, pp. 133-154 [with S. Sharma, M. Kandil, and T. Parker].
“FDI and Growth: What Causes What?” The World Economy, 29(1), January 2006, pp. 9-20 [with George Mavrotas].
“Private Savings in Transition Economies: Are There Terms of Trade Shocks?” Comparative Economic Studies, 46(4), December 2004, pp. 487-514.
Director, and Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Division and Director, Technical Cooperation Unit (Sept. 2003 – January 2008), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland.
Chief Economist, Capital Market Consultants, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2008-
Senior Researcher, Institute for Transition Economies (BOFIT), Bank of Finland 2002-2003, Helsinki, Finland.
Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, Rome, 1998-99.
Visiting Researcher , World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), United Nations, Helsinki, 1998; 2001.
Senior Fulbright Scholar, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1995-96.
Visiting Professor, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, 1996, (taught at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China).
Research Officer, 1978-1979, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning and Finance, Government of Bangladesh.
Research Officer, 1977-1978, World Bank Resident Mission, Dhaka, Bangladesh.