M. Shahidul Islam is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Governance Studies (CGS)Bangladesh. Mr. Islam possesses 11 years of qualitative and quantitative research and consultancy experience in open-economy macroeconomics, economic governance, regionalism, urban economics and demography. He consulted several organizations, including World Bank, United Nations, JICA, UK Aid, ASEAN Secretariat and Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh.
Mr. Islam has contributed to several book chapters published by the Palgrave Macmillan, Rutledge and Oxford University Press, among others. His academic papers have been published by the international peer-reviewed journals. He regularly contributes opinion articles to national and regional dailies. He is currently pursuing doctoral programme in economics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Earlier he received his Masters in economics from National University of Singapore.