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Dr. Syed Manzur Quader

  • Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Finance and Economics

  • +880-31- 611262, 636484, Ext: 136
  • manzur@ciu.edu.bd
  • Room: 3407, 3rd Floor, School of Business, Chittagong Independent Univeristy

Dr. Manzur Quader joined Chittagong Independent University as an assistant professor in Economics in 2013 after completing his PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK. He was awarded the prestigious University of Sheffield PhD studentship to work on his thesis titled “Corporate Efficiency, Financial Constraints and the Role of Internal Finance: A Study on Capital Market Imperfection”. Earlier, Dr. Quader graduated in Economics from the University of Dhaka in 2003 with first class honors and gained his MSc in Financial and Business Economics with distinction from the University of Essex, UK in 2005. He was then appointed as a lecturer in Economics at Independent University, Bangladesh where he served for 4 years before leaving for his doctorate in 2009. Dr. Quader’s primary research interest lies in the financial and industrial economics and related issues associated with corporate efficiency, investment and growth. He has published number of scholarly articles in international journals and attended many seminars, workshops and conferences organized by the like of Institute for Fiscal Studies, Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy, UK etc. He is a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association, a Paul Harris Fellow and an active Rotarian

  • PhD in Economics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, (2009-2013)
  • MSc in Financial and Business Economics, University of Essex, United Kingdom, (2003-2004)
  • BSS (Hons.) in Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2003

  • Quader, Syed & Taylor, Karl. (Forthcoming 2017). Corporate Efficiency, Credit Status and Investment. European Journal of Finance [Taylor & Francis; Indexed in Social Science Citation Index].
  • Quader, S. M. (2017). Differential effect of liquidity constraints on firm growth. Review of Financial Economics, 32, 20-29. [Published for the University of New Orleans by Elsevier, Indexed in Scopus].
  • Quader, S. M. & Abdullah, M. N. (2016). Cash flow sensitivity of cash: A cross country analysis. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues. 6(2), 562-572. (Indexed in Scopus and monitored by SSCI).
  • Quader, S. M., & Dietrich, M. (2014). Corporate efficiency in the UK: a stochastic frontier analysis. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 63(8), 9091-1011.
  • Quader, S. M. (2010). Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis on its Determinants and Impacts. Asian Economic Review, 52(1), 1-16.
  • Quader, S. M. & Abdullah, M. N. (2009). Constraints to SMEs: A Rotated Factor Analysis Approach. A Research Journal of South Asian Studies, 24(2), 334-350.
  • Quader, S. M. (2009). Floating exchange rate regime. The South Asian Journal (23).

Papers currently under review:

  • Impact of Payout Policy on Market Value: A Study on Listed Companies of Chittagong Stock Exchange. (With Abdullah, M. N and Saha, J).
  • Firm growth in BRICS: What really matters? (With Abdullah, M. N and Pervez, Kamruddin).

  • Awarded University of Sheffield PhD Studentship (£62,960)
  • Awarded MSc with distinction from the University of Essex
  • Awarded BSS with 1st class (4th position) from the University of Dhaka

  • Presented a paper titled “Financial constraints and dynamics of firm size and growth”, February, 2012 at Departmental internal seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Presented a paper titled “Corporate efficiency, credit status and investment” March, 2011 at Departmental internal seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Presented a paper titled “Stochastic frontier analysis to corporate efficiency in the UK” April, 2010 at Departmental internal seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Attended “The New Economics As ‘Mainstream’ Economics”, January,2010, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • Presented a paper titled “Adoption and execution under the floating exchange rate regime: The Bangladesh case” at Singapore Economic Review Conference, August, 2007, Singapore

  • Dynamic Econometric Models, Center for Microdata Method and Practice (CEMMAP), Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, March,2011
  • Introduction to classroom based teaching for higher education, University of Sheffield, Autumn,2010
  • Introduction to thesis writing: Principles and practices (Research training program), University of Sheffield, Autumn,2010
  • Postgraduate teaching assistants/ tutors workshop, Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy, UK, October, 2010
  • Information skills for research (Research training program), University of Sheffield, Spring,2010
  • Applied Micro Econometrics (Research training program), University of Sheffield, Spring,2010
  • Econometric Estimation of Frontier Functions and EconomicEfficiency, Center for Microdata Method and Practice (CEMMAP), Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, February, 2010