Refaya Rashmin
Lecturer in Economics
Institute of Health Economics (IHE)
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Former Research Associate
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Areas of Interests:
Development Economics, Macroeconomics, International Economics,
Mathematics and Health Economics


Biography: Refaya is currently working as a Lecturer in Economics at Institute of Health Economics of University of Dhaka. She studied four-year Bachelor and Master inEconomics with First Class at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. Before that she completed her O-level and A-level from Mastermind, Dhaka.
In April 2015, she was appointed as a Research Associate in one of Bangladesh’s leading think-tank, the Centre of Policy Dialogue (CPD). There she had the opportunity of working withDr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, one of the leading macro and development economist of the country. On course of her work, she worked on several issues of international development such as Agenda 2030, Global Partnership for Economic Development Cooperation (GPEDC), South-South Cooperation, Graduation of least developed countries as well as local issues on recommendations for National Budget Analysis, financing of non-government organizations, and more. Just after graduation in 2014, Refaya also worked as a Market Research Executive in the research wing of an advertising company, MRC Mode Ltd in Asiatic 360.
In November 2016, Refayatook up the lectureship in Economics at the Institute of Health Economics, changing her career to an academic track. Currently she is delving into fresh research on issues related to Health Economics, aiming to provide valuable addition to literature.
Teaching: She currently teaches second year Macroeconomics and International Economics, third year Mathematics for Economicsand fourth year Development Economics. She tries to illustrate economic theory with real-world examples from recent news stories which is particularly useful in lectures on development economics. That’s why she usually assigns tasks that help the students connect the theories with empirical evidence. She sometimes uses presentations, only if, she has to demonstrate something that has perceptiblevalue.”
Research Area:
Development Economics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Health Economics and Advance Mathematics

  • Bhattacharya, D and Rashmin, R. (2016).Concessional Financial Flows among Southern Countries: Conceptualising Design Principles, Operational Modalities and Assessment Framework. Development Impact Group, UNDP, New York.
  • State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2015-16 (Second Reading) CPD’s Budget Recommendations. (One of the contributors)
  • Bhattacharya, D, Rashmin, R and Mahfuze, A.H. (2016) Strengthening Accountability of Development Cooperation- Role of GPEDC Monitoring Indicators in the context of Agenda 2030 and AAAA. Occasional Paper Series No. 29. Dhaka: Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals
  • Southern Voice. (2016). Towards a New Research Agenda for South-South and Triangular Cooperation. Occasional Paper Series Special Issue 4. Dhaka: Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals. (Substantive contributor)

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