Dr. Belayet Hossain
Position: Full 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 (2019), Economic insecurity and psychological distress among Indigenous Canadians, Journal of Developing Areas, 53(1):109-124.
Aziz, N. B. Hossain, B. and I. Mowlah (2018) Does the Quality of Political Institutions Affect Intra-industry Trade within Trade Block? The ASEAN perspective?, Applied Economics, 50(33):3560-3574. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00036846.2018.1430336
Hossain, B. and L. Lamb (2018) Economic Well-being of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. (Chapter 13) in Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing, edited by Manning, M. and C. Fleming, Routledge.
Aziz, N. B. Hossain and M. Emran, (2018) Role of income in intergenerational co-residence: evidence from selected African and Asian countries, Australasian Journal of Ageing, 37(2):E55-E60. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajag.12511
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 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.
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)