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in Contemporary Issues, covid19

Businesses renegotiating contracts to cope with COVID-19

Financial Express | June 6, 2020 Businesses are renegotiating contracts with multiple stakeholders as they are facing uncertain future due to COVID-19 pandemic. A study, conducted by the Economic Research Group (ERG) on selected areas of contracts, revealed the information. The findings of the study were presented at a webinar on Sunday attended by researchers and academia. Among others, ERG chairperson Dr Wahiduddin Mahmud was present at the webinar. On...

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09 Jun 2020
in Contemporary Issues, covid19

Businesses renegotiating contracts to cope with Covid-19, ERG says

The Business Standard June 7, 2020 Businesses are renegotiating contracts with their counterparts to cope with losses caused by Covid-19. The Economic Research Group (ERG) recently completed a study on selected areas of contracts where renegotiations being made were observed. These were presented in a webinar, attended by researchers and academia from The Dhaka University, North South University, Brac University, Brac Institute of Governance and Development, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Youth Policy...

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09 Jun 2020
in Contemporary Issues, covid19

The Great Lockdown: Managing the economic impact in the less developed countries

The Daily Star | June 07, 2020 | Wahiduddin Mahmud – Remarks made in response to the keynote presentation by Professor Gita Gopinath of IMF and Harvard University at the virtual workshop organised by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, June 4-5, 2020. The social distancing measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 infection have been appropriately called the Great Lockdown, in remembrance of the Great Recession of...

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07 Jun 2020
in covid19, Research Completed

Renegotiations at Firm levels Comprehending effects of Covid-19

Research Brief Economic Research Group (ERG) June, 2020 The SARS-CoV2 pandemic, leading to deadly Covid-19, brought disruptions in inter-country as well as within-country flow of goods and services. ERG carried out a phone-based survey of 102 firms engaged in manufacturing and service sectors to assess, (i) extent of initial ‘shock’ faced, and (ii) coping strategies that involve renegotiations in work practices, rental contract of premises and in contracts with employees....

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06 Jun 2020
in Contemporary Issues, covid19

অর্থনৈতিক ও সামাজিক প্রতিষ্ঠানগুলোর ব্যবস্থাপনার ওপর কভিড-১৯-এর প্রভাব

দৈনিক বণিক বার্তা । জুন ০৪, ২০২০ । ড. সাজ্জাদ জহির । কয়েকটি বিষয় ঘিরে পত্রপত্রিকায় কভিড-১৯-এর আলোচনা হয়। সংগত কারণে সংক্রমণ রোধের প্রায়োগিক দিক সেই আলোচনায় প্রাধান্য পেয়েছে। সেই সঙ্গে আমাদের অর্থনীতির বিভিন্ন খাতের ওপর প্রভাব, সম্ভাব্য প্রণোদনামূলক নীতিমালা ও আপত্কালীন সামাজিক সুরক্ষা নিশ্চিত করার জন্য করণীয় বিষয়গুলো অধিক গুরুত্ব পেয়েছে। নীতি বাস্তবায়নে ব্যর্থতা তুলে ধরতে গণমাধ্যম ও সামাজিক যোগাযোগমাধ্যমে দুর্নীতি ও সুশাসনের বিবিধ দিকও আলোচনায় এসেছে। সেসবের বাইরে থেকে এ...

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04 Jun 2020
in Contemporary Issues, covid19

Who is in charge? Who do we convey our suggestions to?

The Business Standard– May 21, 2020 – Sajjad Zohir-   The chaos in the management of Covid-preparations and in the management of the basic activities to contain the contagion, is widely acknowledged. The manifestations are in several fields and therefore their diagnosis remains patchy. Recent media coverage and exchanges in the social network reveal corrupt grassroots authorities amidst this human crisis; and a minister recently mentioned the inadequacy in the...

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21 May 2020
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Pandemiconomics: Giving can be a win-win

The Business Standard | May 03, 2020 | Wahiduddin Mahmud – A study on experimental psychology reported in a recent publication of the Harvard Medical School compares various ways of enhancing happiness or emotional well-being. For instance, physical exercise secretes a kind of hormones from our brain that can give a sense of ‘feel good’ and relief from stress for a while. Purchase of favourite things make people feel happy...

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02 May 2020
in Contemporary Issues, covid19

A Guide to Understanding the Science of Covid-19, its Considerations & Social Implications

Dr. Sudipa Chatterjee 13 April 2020 [Dr. Sudipa Chatterjee is an independent writer and cell biologist. She volunteered to prepare this brief for common readers at the request of Economic Research Group.] The pandemic that has currently held our world in a state of paralysis has pushed the information machine into overdrive. We are at the receiving end of a battery of continual governmental briefings, news bulletins, in-depth scientific articles,...

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13 Apr 2020
in Contemporary Issues, covid19

শারীরিক দূরত্ব বজায় রেখে সামাজিক বন্ধন বৃদ্ধির কিছু প্রস্তাব

দৈনিক বণিক বার্তা । এপ্রিল ১২, ২০২০ । ড. সাজ্জাদ জহির – কোনো ভূমিকা ছাড়াই প্রসঙ্গের অবতারণা করছি। কঠোরভাবে বললে, একটি নির্দিষ্ট অঞ্চল—দালান, পাড়া, গ্রাম, শহরের একটি অংশ, পুরো শহর বা একটি দেশ—লকডাউন করার অর্থ নিম্নরূপ: —প্রাথমিক পর্যায়ে, সেই অঞ্চল থেকে কোনো মানুষ বা দ্রব্য বাইরে যেতে পারবে না। যা কিছুই বেরোবে, তাকে টক্সিক (বিষাক্ত) গণ্য করে স্বাস্থ্যবিধি মেনে তা নির্মূলের ব্যবস্থা নিতে হবে। —বাইরে থেকে সেই অঞ্চলে উপযুক্ত স্বাস্থ্যবিধি...

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12 Apr 2020
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