Mahfuzur Rahman

Mahfuzur Rahman, economist, took his Master's Degrees from the Universities of Dacca (1955) and Manchester, England (1966), and a PhD from the Netherlands School of Economics, Rotterdam (1973). He has worked in various capacities as an economist in the former East Pakistan Planning Department and in Bangladesh Planning Commission. He was a senior economist at the United Nations in New York from 1976 to 1995. His publications include Exports of Manufactures from Developing Countries: A Study in Comparative Advantage (Rotterdam University Press, 1973) and World Economic Issues at the United Nations: Half a Century of Debate (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2001). He is an occasional contributor to The Daily Star, from which most of the essays of this book have been collected.