Rubayat Chowdhury is a macroeconomist with more than eight years of experience working on monetary policy, growth, and economic development in emerging market economies. Rubayat is pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at the Australian National University (ANU) and is affiliated with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA). His research is focused on the commodity shocks, volatility, and business cycles of advanced and emerging market economies. Rubayat has worked as a short-term consultant at the World Bank and as an economist at the central banks of Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. Rubayat has been a convenor and lecturer for Graduate Preparatory Macroeconomics (IDEC 7903) in 2022 and 2023, and a tutor for the Open Economy Macroeconomics, Finance, and Development (IDEC 8008), and Business Economics (ECON 8069) at ANU. He received the Helen Hughes Prize in 2013 and 2014 for his exceptional academic performance in the Graduate Diploma and Masters in International and Development Economics at ANU. Rubayat also received the Australia Awards Scholarship (2013-2014), ODI Fellowship (2017-2019), Greg Taylor Scholarship (2020-2021), and Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship (2020-2024).
Supervisor(s) and panel members
Chowdhury, R., 2022. Resource Dependence, Commodity Shocks, and the Role of the Exchange Rate: An Empirical Study of Papua New Guinea (No. 2022-50). Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, https://cama.crawford.anu.edu.au/publication/cama-working-paper-series/2...
Chowdhury, R 2018, ‘The effectiveness of monetary policy in Bangladesh: a VAR approach’, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy, vol. 34, no. 2, http://bea-bd.org/site/articles/75
Chowdhury, R, Khatun, R & Roy, R 2017, ‘Modeling the consequences of emerging markets slowdown in the aftermath of global financial crisis: A G-Cubed approach’, ASA University Review, vol. 11, no. 2, http://www.asaub.edu.bd/asaubreview/data/v11n2sl4.pdf
Alam, MM, Chowdhury, R, Khatun, R & Roy, R 2017, ‘A Markov-Switching model of GDP growth in Bangladesh’, Thoughts on Banking and Finance, Bangladesh Bank Training Academy (BBTA) Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, https://www.bb.org.bd/pub/halfyearly/bbta/bbta_journal_v6i1.pdf
Khatun, R, Roy, R, Chowdhury, R & Hussain, MI 2017, ‘Determinants of bank profitability in Bangladesh’, Thoughts on Banking and Finance, Bangladesh Bank Training Academy (BBTA) Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, https://www.bb.org.bd/pub/halfyearly/bbta/bbta_journal_v6i1.pdf
Scholarships and fellowships
‘Greg Taylor Scholar 2020’ awarded by the Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, to facilitate research on Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island economies, https://devpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/png-and-pacific-greg-taylor-scholars
‘The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship 2020-2023’ to undertake PhD in Economics at the Australian National University.
‘ODI Fellowship Scheme 2017-2019’, awarded by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, United Kingdom, to join the central bank of Papua New Guinea as an Economist, https://euagenda.eu/upload/publications/untitled-67434-ea.pdf
‘Australian Development Scholarship 2013-2014’, awarded by the Government of Australia to undertake graduate diploma and master’s in economics at the Australian National University.
Research Officer (part-time), The Australian National University, June 2023-present, Supervisor: Professor Renée Fry-McKibbin.
Research Officer (casual), The Australian National University, September 2020-February 2023, Supervisor: Professor Renée Fry-McKibbin.
Short-Term Consultant (Economist), World Bank, May 2022-present.
Additional Director (on leave), Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh), August 2020-present.
Economist (ODI Fellow), Bank of Papua New Guinea (Central Bank of Papua New Guinea), October 2017-December 2019.
Joint Director (Research), Bangladesh Bank, January 2015-August 2020.
Deputy Director (Research), Bangladesh Bank, October 2011-January 2015.
Assistant Director (Research), Bangladesh Bank, August 2009-October 2011.
Room 1.227, HC Coombs Building, 9 Fellows Road, The Australian National University, ACTON, ACT 2601, Australia.