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Emdad HaquePhD Candidate





Institute For Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra


Renovated Microfinance and Economic Growth. An Analysis of Cross-country Microfinance in relation to Macroeconomic Growth.


I am a PhD candidate in IGPA. My area of research is Economics and Microfinance. Previously I was in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law of UC. I obtained Masters in Economics of Development from Australian National University with Aus-AID scholarship. I possess a certificate course in Food Price Policies from the ‘International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’ and the University of Minnesota USA. My undergraduate and graduate studies are from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

In regard to career, I have worked in the ACT Government of Australia. Besides, I have a long working experience in the Government of Bangladesh and especially in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning. I have worked in the Microfinance sector of Bangladesh and obtained specialised trainings from Grameen Bank – the Noble prize winning Microfinance Institute. I also work as a volunteer in the Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Government in Canberra.


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