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Notice: The discussion topics for the Next Session (Friday, September 18, 2015).1. Financial Statement Analysis and Prediction of Future Returns 2. Cash Accounting versus Accrual Accounting: Reconciling Earnings, Dividends and Free Cash Flows Resource Person: Dr. Mizanur Rahman



August 26, 2015
International Symposium on Accounting, Auditing and Governance in Asia.

August 12, 2015
Seminar on Non-Fundamentals and Stock Market: New Evidence

August 9, 2015
Please note that next Saturday, August 15, 2015, is a public holiday and we will hold no training session on the date. Section-B participants are therefore requested to join Section-A and attend our Friday Session on August 14, 2015. Venue would be the Faculty Meeting Room.

August 8, 2015
Section-B List of Participants
in the Training Program on Capital Market Research (Saturday, 09:00-12:00);
Venue: Faculty Meeting Room (in front of Dean Office, FBS).
August 8, 2015
Section-A List of Participants
in the Training Program on Capital Market Research (Friday, 09:00-12:00);
Venue: Computer Lab (Room#7004, Level 6); MBA Building, FBS.
July 9, 2015

List of Selected Candidates for the Training Program on Capital Market Research

Each candidate shall receive an email from the program director with further instructions.

Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur

Dr. Mansur started his career as a Lecturer, Department of Economics, Dhaka University in 1976. He left for Canada for higher studies in economics in the same year. Dr. Mansur joined the International Monetary Fund under its Economist Program in 1981, and thereafter completed his PhD in Economics (on general equilibrium analysis) from the University of Western Ontario in 1982. During his long career at the IMF, Dr. Mansur has worked on Middle Eastern, Asian, African and Central American countries. He worked in important functional departments (Fiscal Affairs and Policy Review and Development departments) and area departments (Middle East and Central Asia and Asian departments) of the IMF. He also served as the IMF Senior Resident Representative to Pakistan during 1998-01 and as the Fiscal Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Government of Bangladesh (1989-91). During his assignment in Bangladesh, Mr. Mansur was primarily involved with the successful introduction of Value Added Tax in Bangladesh in 1991. Most recently, he served as the Division Chief of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Division and was the IMF Mission Chief for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman. After taking early retirement from the IMF, with a view to establishing an institute aimed at policy analysis, in coordination with other professionals, Dr. Mansur joined the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh as its founder Director and Executive Director.

Dr. Mansur has published extensively in various prestigious journals (including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, and IMF Staff Papers), edited books on special economic topics and in the IMF Occasional Paper and Working Paper series. His most recently edited book (with Fernando Delgado) is Stock Market Developments in the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, published by Palgrave Macmillan in its Finance and Capital Markets Series, November 2008.