Dr. Soma Dhar, Ph.D - Development Economist


Soma is a Development Economist and an aspiring writer knowing the field of development economics and serves as a reviewer for a peer-reviewed journal of international reputation. She completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2022. The title of her Ph.D. thesis is “Impact of Globalization on Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh”. Her expertise is in economic data analysis, both cross-section and time series and panel data, using STATA and EViews. She authored many research articles and book reviews across highly indexed international and national journals. She wrote more than twenty articles, features, and OP-ED for English and Bengali dailies as a columnist and essayist.

Publications:

1. Globalization and Its Impact on Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh. Canadian Journal of Business and Information Studies. Vol.3, Issue.6, pp.137-153, December 2021. https://doi.org/10.34104/cjbis.021.01370153   

2. SDG Gender Index and the Status of Women in South Asia: A Review. Journal of Governance, Security and Development. Vol.2, No.2, pp.1-28, December 2021. DOI: 10.52823/DYGW3996    

3. Economic Development and Female Labor Force Participation in Bangladesh-A Test of the U-Shaped Hypothesis- Journal of South Asian Studies. Vol.8, Issue 3, pp- 99-111, December 2020. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.33687/jsas.008.03.3826

4. Rostow’s Stages of Growth and Bangladesh- “To which stage does Bangladesh belong?”

British Journal of Arts and Humanities (BJAH). ISSN: 2663-7782(Online), ISSN: 2663-

7774(Print), Vol. 3(3), pp.74-85, July 2021. https://doi.org/10.34104/bjah.021074085  

5. Feasibility of Carrying out Policy Instruments to attain SDGs-Perspective Bangladesh. The 

International Organization for Scientific Research- Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF) (AQCJ-9). e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN:2321-5925. Vol. 12, Issue. 4, Ser. II (Jul.-Aug. 2021), pp.08-18.DOI:10.9790/5933-1204020818,https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jef/papers/Vol12-Issue4/Ser-2/B1204020818.pdf

6. What is Happening to Our Planet? –Perspective Bangladesh. International Journal of All 

Research Education and Scientific Methods (IJARESM). ISSN: 2455-6211, Vol. 9,  Issue. 5. May 2021 http://www.ijaresm.com/uploaded_files/document_file/Soma_Dharr9iJ.pdf

Book Reviews

  1. On the Origins of Money. Arthshastra Indian Journal of Economics and Research. Vol. 10, Issue.4, pp.49-52, October-December,2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17010/aijer/2021/v10i4/168224
  2. Economics: A Very Short Introduction. (Available at SSRN). https://ssrn.com/abstract=4146657

Media Publications (Selected)

  1. The digital divide in virus-time education- The Financial Express, November 20, 2021.https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/analysis/the-digital-divide-in-virus-time-education-1637345916
  2. Bangladesh: Basket case, Test case & Now Showcase! – The Bangladesh Express, December 16, 2021.  https://www.thebangladeshexpress.com/?date=2021-12-16&page=11&news=11_103
  3. No Women should be missing- The Daily Observer, December 22, 2021.https://www.observerbd.com/news.php?id=345253
  4. Metropolis-satellite chain in apparel, jute export from Bangladesh- The Financial Express, December 31, 2021. https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/analysis/metropolis-satellite-chain-in-apparel-jute-export-from-bangladesh-1640965747
  5. Regarding the Food Security issue, how Bangladesh’s government can contribute? Krishan Foundation, March 10, 2022. https://krishanfoundation.com/the-food-security-issue-bangladesh/
  6. How can Income Inequality and Environmental Degradation reinforce each other? Perspective EKC and IPAT. Krishan Foundation, April 2, 2022.https://krishanfoundation.com/how-can-income-inequality-and-environmental-degradation-reinforce-each-other-perspective-ekc-and-ipat-soma-dhar/
  7. Bangladesh still in very poor category-2022 SDG Gender Index- The Financial Express, September 24, 2022.https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/2022-sdg-gender-index-1663956258

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