Suborna Barua

Suborna Barua
University of Dhaka · Department of International Business

PhD in Finance and Economics | http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2848-5700

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41 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
January 2021 - present
Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Research leadership position; commissioning, coordinating and implementing research strategy and activities
September 2020 - March 2021
University of Dhaka
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching and research
April 2012 - September 2020
University of Dhaka
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Teaching and research
Education
February 2016 - January 2020
Federation University Australia
Field of study
  • Finance and Economics
July 2004 - June 2005
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Finance
July 2000 - June 2004
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Finance

Publications

Publications (56)
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This two-dimensional study makes significant incursions into the health-environment literature by interrogating whether non-renewable energy moderates the impact of environmental degradation on mortality rates. It further aligns with the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and 11, which aim to ensure healthy lives and promote well-bei...
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Driven by an urge to achieve faster economic growth, limited financial capacity, and lack of research and innovation, sustainable energy transition, and green growth remains a daunting task in emerging economies. In this chapter, an assessment is carried out on 10 emerging economies that are most cited in the available lists of high-growth economie...
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Bangladesh is considered a fast-growing emerging economy and the new Asian tiger. The increasing need for capital funds in Bangladesh is largely met by banks, mainly due to the country’s underdeveloped nature of the stock market. Bank financing is assumed to be influenced by monetary policies, particularly, by bank rates adopted each year by the ce...
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Financial services remain untapped by most of the small business owners in Bangladesh. This limited access to mobile financial services and FinTech presents a business opportunity for the FinTech startups in the market. TallyKhata and Upayare digital financial services platforms visualizing to capture the untapped sector by becoming one of the firs...
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The world is gradually progressing toward a sustainable energy transition. As the world economy's growth center, emerging economies generate a significant environmental impact while achieving faster economic growth. Most emerging economies prioritize growth over environmental quality, making them a significant demander and consumer of fossil fuels....
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The persistent dwindling of the biocapacity has caused the ecological footprint (EF) to keep increasing in the top ten tourist destinations over the last three decades. Moreso, economic growth, natural resource rent, and urbanization substantially increased for the same period. Tourism contributes to economic prosperity. However, growth in tourism...
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Economies often follow a ‘growth first’ approach and prioritize building economic capital over human capital. The cases of most of the world’s developed economies suggest that a persistent and consistent trend of human capital development in the right direction is essential to prosper economically and socially. However, emerging economies appear to...
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This research aims to explore the ‘Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP)’ of government’s current tobacco control measures among informal tobacco sellers in Bangladesh. The KAP survey method was applied for collecting information from 400 sellers over seven regional divisions in Bangladesh. The subsequent data analysis was performed using SPSS so...
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The chapter explores the challenges and opportunities of Blockchain-based Financial Technology applications from the Indian perspective. Blockchain has a recent hype worldwide and India responds to it making itself open to both the challenges and opportunities. India has niche societal characteristics, which makes its Blockchain confrontation uniqu...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is producing significant economic and social cost globally. As a cure or a treatment is yet unavailable, social distancing is considered the key way to prevent it. Mobility restrictions and confinement measures implemented across the world are considered to help reduce air pollution. However, empirical examination of the link...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is damaging economies across the world, including financial markets and institutions in all possible dimensions. For banks in particular, the pandemic generates multifaceted crises, mostly through increases in default rates. This is likely to be worse in developing economies with poor financial market architecture. This paper...
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The globalization of COVID-19 pandemic is en route to produce severe economic impacts worldwide through distortions in global trade and supply chain. The globalized production and supply chain shocks originating from China generate substantial threat to world trade. The aim of this paper is to provide an early broad-based understanding of the likel...
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The globalization of COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts is set to run havoc across all economies in the world, throwing many into recession and possibly economic depression. As the numbers of infected and death cases rise sharply and recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain even in developed countries, evidence of shocks across economie...
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This study explores the interrelationship between CO2 emissions and economic growth in selected Africa economies from 1990 to 2014 providing evidence from both static and dynamic models. Results show that increases in energy use have a significant and positive effect on economic growth; which goes to show that growth in Africa is actually energy de...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is damaging economies across the world, including finan- cial markets and institutions in all possible dimensions. For banks in particular, the pandemic generates multifaceted crises, mostly through increases in default rates. This is likely to be worse in developing economies with poor financial market archi- tecture. This pa...
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Sustainable development goal (SDG) implementation is still at an early stage globally. Implementation of the SDGs in developing countries particularly appears very complex and challenging. A key challenge encountered by policymakers at the national and international levels is the prevailing huge financing gap. The current level of SDG‐related finan...
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The objective of this paper is to explore the nature and characteristics of the informal economy of tobacco sales in Bangladesh. This is a cross-section study conducted on data collected through a questionnaire survey on 100 informal tobacco sellers from all seven geographical divisions of Bangladesh. Descriptive analysis has been performed to gene...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the drivers of economic growth in South Asia region for the period of 1975–2016 using the World Bank data. Design/methodology/approach Panel corrected standard error (static estimation) approach and one-step system generalised method of moments (dynamic estimation) approach are used. Findings Both t...
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Financing through the supply‐driven green bonds market has significantly surged in recent years. In this paper, we examine the factors influencing the size of financing though green bond supply, using cross‐section OLS regressions on a global dataset for 8 years (2010–2017) sourced from Bloomberg. We consider a set of tridimensional factors: bond c...
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Banks embrace internationalization at the fastest pace driven by advanced technology and ever-increasing inter-connectedness of the business world. Although bank internationalization in the emerging economies is often backed by high economic growth potential, significant barriers remain. This case presents, in the context of Bangladesh as a leading...
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Green bonds could play a key role in financing the investment needed to achieve the global climate and energy objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Using Bloomberg data of corporate green bond issuance from 2010 to 2017, we explore the factors affecting the size of borrowing. By employing a set of tri-dimensional elements (security c...
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A smooth supply chain is critical for clothing exporters to profit and remain competitive in the global clothing industry. Several risks including the lower profit share, alongside cost reduction pressure from the buyers threaten the survival of the clothing (Readymade Garment) exporters. This paper explores the variety of risks faced by the Ready-...
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Climate variability affects the specialization and portfolio of production and trade in agricultural markets. Previous studies suggest that climate change has a negative impact on economic growth and production patterns, and in particular it significantly alters yields and commodity prices. This paper investigates the impacts of climate change on a...
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A thriving insurance industry, especially non-life, can channel significantly large volume of funds to the productive sectors accelerating the pace of economic growth. The effective and efficient fund mobilization largely depends on the insurer’s ability to survive and grow. This paper investigates the determinants of financial performance of the n...
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Internationalization of banking institutions has been more evident to a greater extent recently due to the advancement of technology and global inter-connectedness of the business world. As the ‘engine of economic growth’ banks are the dominant players in Bangladesh financial market. Due to quick market saturation, highly competitive domestic marke...
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This study revisits how infrastructure and economic environment affect FDI inflow. Using static and dynamic estimations on 81 countries from 1995 to 2013, the study finds electricity availability having the strongest positive impact alongside Economic Freedom and GDP. However, urban population and unemployment show negative impact. This study s...
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Internationalization of banking institutions has been more evident to a greater extent recently due to the advancement of technology and global inter-connectedness of the business world. As the ‘engine of economic growth’ banks are the dominant players in Bangladesh financial market. Due to quick market saturation, highly competitive domestic marke...
Technical Report
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This paper seeks to innovate financial models that drive investment towards sustainable activities. And also seeks to provide financing for development process with a perspective on the role of the financial sector. Our banks, non-bank financial institutions, capital market and other semi-formal & informal financial sector can play a vital role to...
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We investigate the comparative performance of state-owned commercial banks (SOCBs) and private commercial banks (PCBs) of Bangladesh with respect to efficiency and profitability in financing international trade. Taking a ten-year panel data over 2003-2012 of all four SOCBs and four categorised PCBs, we apply the non-parametric approach data envelop...
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The paper examines the relationship between financial development and economic growth using panel data for five emerging South Asian countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The heterogeneous panel data is collected from the World Bank for the period of 1974 to 2012. Economic Growth is represented by GDP growth rate, and for Fi...
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Cash flow prediction is involved in a number of economic decisions, particularly in investment. Previous researches conducted in the United States have provided inconsistency in the results of investigating accounting data, cash flow and accrual accounting data in predicting future cash flows. No published research has studied cash flow prediction...
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Indian and Chinese economies are growing rapidly among the Asian countries due to economic reforms. The prime objective of this study was to compare and analyze the economic status (in terms of economic growth, FDI inflows, export and import, remittance, labor force, tax and tariff) of both the countries. This comparative study was conducted using...
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The main purpose of this study is to determine the impact of RTAs (Regional Trade Agreement) on the trade relation between the member and the non member countries of the agreement and also to determine the winners and losers in this relatively new form of trade. In order to establish this impact the trade statistics such as export – import data, fo...
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Indian and Chinese economies are growing rapidly among the Asian countries due to economic reforms. The prime objective of this study was to compare and analyze the economic status (in terms of economic growth, FDI inflows, export and import, remittance, labor force, tax and tariff) of both the countries. This comparative study was conducted using...
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Indian and Chinese economies are growing rapidly among the Asian countries due to economic reforms. The prime objective of this study was to compare and analyze the economic status (in terms of economic growth, FDI inflows, export and import, remittance, labor force, tax and tariff) of both the countries. This comparative study was conducted using...
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MSMEs add dynamism and flexibility to the economy by way of new firm formation, contribution to competitive forces resulting in higher efficiency, and by faster and less expensive adjustments to economic shocks. Considering the role as engine for economic growth in the future world, small and medium enterprise facilitation and development has recei...
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This paper provides an analytical overview of the current state of the microinsurance market in Bangladesh comprising of products offered by commercial insurance companies, microfinance institutions (MFIs) and those by INAFI’s MIME programme. For the commercial life insurers, available products are characterised by a mix of inadequate risk coverage...
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Mutual funds dwell in a small market in Bangladesh. Around 25 mutual funds listed in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) trade at an average of 2.7 times of their net asset value (NAV). This paper focused on evaluating the performance of more than 15 growth oriented mutual funds of DSE on the basis of monthly returns compared to benchmark returns. Risk...
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In every country, policymakers erect a financial safety net to make systematic banking breakdowns less likely and to limit the disruption and fiscal costs generated when they occurs. This safety net includes implicit and explicit deposit insurance, lender-of-last-resort facilities at the central bank, procedures for investigating and resolving bank...
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The real estate sector is the growth centre for the development of an economy. Bangladesh, being one of the densely populated nations in the world, has been experiencing severe of houses shortage for its citizens. Although majority of the population is segmented into the middle and the low income groups, still housing for all 1 has been a fallacy i...
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Real sector is the growth centre for the development of an economy. Bangladesh, being one of the densely populated nations in the world has been experiencing severe inadequacy of housing shortage for its citizens. Although majority of the population are segmented into the middle and low income groups, still the housing for all has been a fallacy in...
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Information has been the greatest assets in this competitive age for any business. The success of financial institutions largely depends on the reputation in the market as these are fully service oriented institutions through protection of institutional and customer information. Especially for banks, to remain competitive and accelerate growth, ado...
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This paper investigates the enrollment behavior of the female students of private universities in Bangladesh. By collecting data from a sample of 900 female students of twelve private universities classified into two strata, researchers conducted reliability test, descriptive analysis, chi-square and ANOVA tests and identified a number of key findi...

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Question (1)
Question
Hi, I am new to Panel VAR. I have balanced panel data for 10 years, 52 countries where I have one dependent variable and other 5 independent variables. I have already finished the panel regression estimation. As I want to do Panel Var estimation, shall I use all variables or use only those variables (2 or 3) on which I am more interested. for example, I am interested to see the impact of X2 and X3 on Y but I have other X1, X4 and X5 control variables. In doing Panel VAR shall I use all 6 variables or only Y X2 X3?
Again, if one of my variable is non-stationary and others are stationary, what shall I do?
Can anyone please help me?

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I am working as a Research Assistant in the team led by Dr Suborna Barua for “বঙ্গবন্ধু যুব ঋণ কর্মসূচির আর্থসামাজিক প্রভাব সংক্রান্ত সমীক্ষা প্রতিবেদন" from June 2021 to study the impact of a recently disbursed loan by Karmasangsthan Bank, a government-owned specialised bank.
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The aim of this project is to investigate the perspectives of global suppliers to adopt blockchain technology for supply chain sustainability.
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Support SDG7, 13, and 15 on the discourse for a clean and sustainable environment by identifying sources that engender environmental degradation.