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Murshed Chowdhury, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Business and Economics
Algoma University
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

My PhD dissertation, entitled “Three Essays on Applied Economics: Financial Flows, Education, and Health of Immigrants”, addresses the microeconomic determinants of remittance behavior, education impact of health, and macroeconomic impact of remittances on economic growth in developing countries through financial channels. Using the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants (LSIC), my first essay addresses the differences in determinants of remittance behavior of Chinese and Indian immigrants in Canada. I have used micro-data on immigrants through Manitoba and Western Research Data Centre (RDC). My second essay investigates the validity of education on self-reported health among immigrants in Canada. The study further examines that whether the ‘education impact of health’ varies across different groups of immigrants. Using dynamic panel estimation, my third and final essay looks at the impact of financial sector development on remittance-growth nexus in major remittance recipient countries. 

Research Areas of Concentration: Applied Micro-econometrics (Includes Behavioural Economics), Macroeconomic Aspect of International Finance, Economic Growth, Development Economics

Teaching Interests: International Finance, Development Economics, Health Economics, Econometrics, Macroeconomics