Birupaksha Paul is a professor of economics and finance at the State University of New York at Cortland. Paul received his MSS (1987) in economics from Dhaka University and MBA (1999) in finance from the University of Technology Sydney. He earned his PhD (2007) in economics from Binghamton University where he serves as a guest faculty. He received the outstanding research award 2015 at SUNY Cortland. Paul served as the chief economist (2015-2016) at Bangladesh Bank. He is a South-Asian counsellor at Cornell University. He taught at Dhaka University while conducting research as a visiting fellow at BIDS in 2017. Paul writes in national newspapers on the economy and public policy. Paul’s diverse authorship includes economics, debates, travelogues, and humorous political satire.