Dr. Belayet Hossain
Position: Associate Professor
InterestsWork for the community
Research InterestsIssues in Macroeconomics
Public Finance/Public Sector/Public Policy
Issues in Development Economics
EducationPh. D. in Economics (Minor in Statistics),North Carolina State University, USA
M. Econ. (English Language Program), Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
M. S. S. in Economics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
B. S. S. in Economics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
PublicationsSelected recent publications:
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb (2017) Associational Capital and Adult Charitable Giving: A Canadian Examination, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, (Forth coming issue). DOI: 10.1177/0899764017703707
Hossain, B. and Laura Lamb, (2017) Importance of Health and Social Capital to Employment Status of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, 19(5):601-604(peer reviewed conference proceedings organized by WASET on Economics and Human Resources Management , Montreal Canada May 11-12, 2017)
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb (2016), The Canadian Tax-free Savings Account: A Programme to help the rich get richer, Applied Economics Letters, 23(10):728-731.
Hossain, B. (2015) Women Empowerment and Infant Mortality in Bangladesh, Applied Economics, 47(51):5534-5547.
Hossain, B. and Tsigaris, P. 2015. The evolution of overconfidence and expectations: An observational study Journal of International Business Education, Vol. 10.
Hossain, B and Hoque, A. A. 2015. Women empowerment and antenatal care utilization in Bangladesh, Journal of Developing Areas, 49(2): 109-124.
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb. 2015, An assessment of the impact of tax incentives relative to socio-economic characteristics on charitable giving in Canada, International Review of Applied Economics, 29(1):65-80.
Hossain, B. and P. Tsigaris, 2015, Are grade expectations rational? A classroom experiment, Education Economics, 23(2):199-212.
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb. 2014. Aboriginal Labour Force Participation in Canada: Consideration of a Broader Definition of Capital Journal of International Finance and Economics, 14(3):7-18.
Hossain, B., 2013, Productivity and Efficiency of Microenterprises in Bangladesh: Relative Importance of the Constraints, Journal of International Finance and Economics, 13(1): 131-140.
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb, 2012, Price Elasticities of Charitable Giving across Donation Sectors in Canada: Is Tax Incentive Effective?, ISRN Economics, International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN), 2012 Article ID: 421789 (DOI:10.5402/2012/421789.
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb, 2012, The Impact of Human and Social Capital on Aboriginal Employment Income in Canada, Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, 31(4):440-450.
Hossain, B. and P. Tsigaris, 2012, "Can Business students forecast their own grade?", American Journal of Business Education, 6(1):85-91.
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb, 2012, The Dynamics of Environmental Giving in Canada: Evidence of Rising Demand for Environmental Quality Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, 31(2):265-273.
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb, 2012, Does Effectiveness of Tax Incentives on the Decision to Give Charitable Donations Vary Across Donation Sectors in Canada? Applied Economics Letters, 19(15):1487-1491.
Hossain, B., 2010, Private Sector Response to Public Capital Formation: An Impulse Response Analysis, Journal of International Business and Economics (JIBE), 10(3):107-117.
Hossain, B. and P. Tsigaris, 2010, A Note on the Long Run Growth Rate of a Nation's Tax Revenue, Review of Business Research (RBR), 10(3):219-2223.
Hossain, B. and E. Latif, 2009, Determinants of Housing Price Volatility in Canada: A Dynamic Analysis, Applied Economics, 41(27):3521-3531.
Hossain, B., 2006, Export Performance of Bangladesh's Fisheries Sector, The Journal of Developing Areas (JDA), 39(2)63-77.
Employment History2010 to present: Associate professor, Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, Canada
2005 to 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, Canada
1997 to 2004: Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of
1991 to 1993: Instructor, Division of Business and Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Courses TaughtPublic Finance (3rd year)
International Macroeconomics and Finance (4th year)
Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3rd year)
Intermediate Microeconomics (2nd year)
Managerial Economics (2nd year)
Statistics for Business and Economics I (2nd year)
Statistics for Business and Economics II (2nd year)
Global and Canadian Economic Issues (2nd year)
Principles of Microeconomics (1st year) and
Principles of Macroeconomics (1st year)
Introduction to Basic Economics (1st year)
Professional AffiliationsAmerican Economic Association
Canadian Economic Association
Bangladesh Economic Association (Life Member)