Salim Rashid

Salim Rashid is Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign. He has a B.Sc. from the London School of economics and a Ph.D from Yale University. He has worked in the areas of Mathematical Economics, the History of Economic Thought and Economic Development. His current interests are on the impact of religion on economic development, particularly Christianity and Capitalism, and on the limitations of neoclassical economics. He has published articles in professional journals in all the above areas and has co-authored or edited several books on Bangladesh. Rashid was co-Principal Investigator for two National Science Foundation conferences on the impact of floods, in 1993 and 1995, which provided the motivation for the current collection. An edited volume, Bangladesh Floods: Views from Home and Abroad (Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 1998), contains selected papers from these conferences.