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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

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Dr. Mizanur Rahman

Dr. Mizanur Rahman is a professor of Accounting and Public Policy in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems of the University of Dhaka. He got his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting from the same university. Later he obtained Master's and Ph.D. degrees in public policy from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. Dr. Rahman worked as a researcher in the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Government of Japan in 2006-07. Then he worked as an economist in the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in 2008-10.

Dr. Rahman's research interests include (i) Capital market relevance of accounting information, (ii) Macroeconomic and monetary management in Bangladesh, (iii) Global payment imbalance and international macroeconomic adjustment, (iv) Exchange rate economics, (v) Regional trade and economic integration, and (vi) Innovations for sustainable textile and apparel production. He is currently the project director of "Accounting for Capital Market Development in Bangladesh," a research project jointly administered by the World Bank and the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman is also a member of a project team of the World Bank reviewing macroeconomic and monetary management in Bangladesh.

His professional engagements included international consultancies with Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADB Institute, World Bank and the UN organizations. Dr. Rahman received several competitive research grants worth 1.0 million US dollars from these organizations. He has been a visiting professor to National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Sophia University in Japan and to East West University, Southeast University and Jagannath University in Bangladesh. Dr. Rahman has widely published in international journals. His research works are featured in IDEAS/RePec, EconPapers, Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and Global Development Network (GDN) websites. He often appears in electronic media and writes op-eds in print media on issues of public policy relevance.

In January 2010, the Global Development Network (GDN) awarded Dr. Rahman the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance First Prize for his outstanding research on development under the theme of "Regional Integration–Convergence Big Time, or, an Opportunity Wasted." The GDN President Dr. Gerardo della Paolera presented him the award pointing out that the research won the competition featured by 486 scholarly submissions and that he was the only Bangladeshi citizen to have ever won the medal for research on development. He also received ABM Khalid Memorial Medal and several other awards for academic and social accomplishments. Dr. Rahman is an Alumni of the EducationUSA Leadership Institute of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Dr. Rahman is deeply engaged in community and social works in Bangladesh. He has persistently worked with associations of university teachers for their academic and professional development. He is serving in the syndicate of a prominent private university and in the board of directors of a number of companies listed in the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Dr. Rahman is a focal point for the deepening of academic and research collaboration between Bangladesh and Japan and has long represented University Grants Commission of Bangladesh to this end.