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Sadia Afrin



PhD in Economics, Australian National University.
Master of International and Development Economics, 2011 (Australian National University).

Master of Social Sciences in Economics, 2007 (University of Dhaka)

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics, 2006 (University of Dhaka)

Contact details

PhD programme


Topic title

Monetary policy transmission mechanism, financial frictions in closed and open economy DSGE models

Topic description


Job Market paper

Oligopolistic financial sector in a small open economy Link for PDF full text

Working Papers/Projects

Structural transformation in South Asia and macroeconomic policy implications.

A Dynamic Factor Model for Bangladesh and macroeconomic nowcasting of real GDP.


Jha, Raghbendra and Afrin, Sadia, 2017, Pattern and determinants of structural transformation in Africa. Chapter 3 in: Lopes, Carlos, Hamdok, Abdalla, Elhiraika, Adam (eds.). Macroeconomic Policy Framework for Africa’s Structural Transformation. Palgrave Macmillan, pages: pp.64-95. <>.

The role of financial shocks in business cycles with a liability side financial friction, Economic Modelling, vol.64, pp.249-269, 2017, <>.

Monetary policy transmission in Bangladesh: Exploring the lending channel, Journal of Asian Economics, vol.49, pp.60-80, 2017. <>.

The determinants of demand for international reserves in Bangladesh (with Nabi, MG and Sarder, MW), Journal of the Institute of Bankers Bangladesh, vol.61 (2), pp.25-48, 2014.

Fiscal deficits and inflation: the case of Bangladesh, Monetary Policy Review, vol.8 (1), pp.63-77, Bangladesh Bank, 2014. Other version available

Scholarships and fellowships

Associate Fellow in Higher Education Academy.

Endeavour Post-Graduate research Scholarship, 2014.

Helen-Hughes Master degree prize, December 2011, Crawford School of Public Policy.

Australian Development Scholarship, 2010.

Employment history

Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Australian National University.

Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank.

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Mailing address

Coombs building #9, Room 7135, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia.

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