Profile:Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo


PhD in Economics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Associate Professor, North South University

Dr. Asad Priyo completed his Bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Finance and minor in Economics from North South University, Bangladesh and received the Chancellor’s gold medal from the President of Bangladesh for being the valedictorian of the class of 2004. He completed his MA in Economics from York University, Canada, and obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at North South University, Bangladesh and a Senior Research Fellow at the Economic Research Group, Bangladesh.

Dr. Priyo has extensive experience in conducting research, workshops, and seminars in the area of Economics and Finance. His expertise includes macroeconomic modelling and empirical analysis based on micro level data and experiments. His publications, working papers and research projects cover a wide array of topics such as cross-country income differences, labor market distortions, cost and determinants of over investment, reserve and lending behavior of commercial banks, impact of exchange rate regime change on currency value, impact of risk and ambiguity aversions on technology adoption, impact of risk and uncertainty in decision making of financial institutions, regulatory issues in financial innovation for SME-s, and regulations, efficiency and cost associated with Government to Business (G2B) services in Bangladesh. He has hosted and participated in over 15 seminars, conferences, and workshops on his areas of expertise at home and abroad.”

Associate Professor
Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics
North South University
January 2015 – ongoing

Course Instructor
Microeconomic Theory (2nd year undergraduate level course), Department of Economics University of Toronto
September 2011 – April 2012

School of Business, North South University, Dhaka
September 2006 – August 2007

Macroeconomics, Bank Finance, Corporate Finance, Economic Growth, Development Economics, Labor Economics, International Economics

“Sector-Specific Capital, Labor Market Distortions and Cross-Country Income Differences: A Two-Sector General Equilibrium Approach.” The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics: Vol. 12: Iss. 1 (Topics, 2012): Article 3.

“Impact of Exchange Rate Regime Change on the Value of Bangladesh Currency.” Social Science Review (Faculty of Social Science, University of Dhaka, ISSN: 1562-269x): Vol. 26: Iss. 1 (June 2009): 185-214.

Member of the Scientific Committee for the 5th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2018) to be held December 6-7, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Member of Scientific Committee for the 2nd International Conference on Economics and Development 2018 (ICED 2018) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka during June 20 – 21 of June 2018 under the theme “The Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Towards a New Research and Policy Agenda.”

Member of the Scientific Committee for the 4th International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD 2017) held December 5-6, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “Strategies for meeting SDGs: Ending Poverty in all its Forms Everywhere”

Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo
Associate Professor
School of Business and Economics, North South University
Office – NAC 831 (A)