Profile:Dr. SR Osmani
Dr. S. R. Osmani is a Professor of Economics at the University of Ulster, United Kingdom and worked at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka and at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki before joining the University of Ulster. He is one of the respected governing body members of ERG. He has been an Economic Adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and has worked in an advisory capacity for various international organizations. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics and has published widely on issues related to poverty, inequality, hunger, famine, nutrition, rights-based approach to development and development problems. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ulster
Visiting Professor BRAC University
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)
World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki
Theory and Practice of Microcrerdit
Osmani, S. R. & Mahmud, W. Apr 2016 (Accepted/In press) London. 253 p.
Poverty and Vulnerability in Rural Bangladesh
Osmani, S. R., Ahmed, M., Latif, M. & Sen, B. 2015 Dhaka. 236 p.
Social Protection for All
Osmani, S. R. 1 Jul 2015 Bangladesh Vision: 2030. Ahmed, S., Alamgir, M., Mujeri, M. & Rahman, A. (eds.). Dhaka, p. 424-457
The Growth-Equity Nexus in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Recent Experience
Osmani, S. R. 31 Mar 2015 38, 2, p. 1-59
The Pattern and Determinants of Poverty in Rural Bangladesh 2000-2010
Osmani, S. R. & Latif, M. A. 2013 XXXVI, 2, p. 1-41
Inequality in Rural Bangladesh in the 2000s: Trends and Causes
Osmani, S. R. Dec 2011 34, 4, p. 1-36
Inequality in Rural Bangladesh in the 2000s: Trends and Causes
Osmani, S. R. & Sen, B. 2011 XXXIV, 4, p. 1-36
Readings in Microfinance: Reach and Impact
Osmani, S. R. (ed.) & Khalily, M. A. B. (ed.) 2011 Dhaka. 925 p.
Accounting for Employment Outcome of Growth: A Methodology and its Application
Osmani, S. R. Sep 2010 Development, Equity and Poverty: Essays in Honour of Azizur Rahman Khan. Banarjee, L., Dasgupta, A. & Islam, R. (eds.). Delhi, p. 288-323
Realising the right to development in Bangladesh: progress and challenges
Osmani, S. R. Mar 2010 33, 1-2, p. 25-28
Theory of justice for an imperfect world: exploring Amartya Sen’s idea of justice
Osmani, S. R. 10 Nov 2010 11, 4, p. 599-607
Explaining Growth in South Asia
Osmani, S. R. 2009 Diversity in Economic Growth: Global Insights and Explanations. McMahon, G., Esfahani, H. S. & Squire, L. (eds.). p. 78-132
Fiscal Deficits and Economic Growth: Contrasting Bangladesh with the Rest of South Asia
Osmani, S. R. 2009 Development Experience and Emerging Challenges: Bangladesh. p. 179-199
The Sen System of Social Evaluation
Osmani, S. R. 2009 Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honour of Amartya Sen (Vol. 1: Ethics, Welfare and Measurement). Basu, K. & Kanbur, R. (eds.). p. 15-34
When Endowments and Opportunities Don’t Match: Understanding Chronic Poverty
Osmani, S. R. 2009 Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Addison, T., Hulme, D. & Kanbur, R. (eds.). p. 247-266
Achievements and Challenges of the Bangladesh Economy: An Overview
Osmani, S. R. 2008 Emerging Issues in Bangladesh Economy. p. 1-23
Participatory Governance: An Overview of Issues and Evidence
Osmani, S. R. 2008 Participatory Governance and the Millennium Development Goals. p. 1-45
Employment and Human Development: Promoting the Millennium Development Goals
Osmani, S. R. 2007 1, 2, p. 319-348
Osmani, S. R. 2007 The Oxford Companion to Economics in India. Basu, K. (ed.). p. 166-172
Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: The Case Study of Bhutan
Osmani, S. R., Bajracharya, B. B., Tenzing, S. & Wangyal, T. 2007 302 p.
Delivering Basic Health Services in Bangladesh: A View from the Human Rights Perspective
Osmani, S. R. 2006 Growth and Poverty: The Development Experience in Bangladesh. Ahmed, S. & Mahmud, W. (eds.). p. 152-169
Exploring the Employment Nexus: The Analytics of Pro-poor Growth
Osmani, S. R. 2006 Fighting Poverty: The Development-Employment Link. Islam, R. (ed.). p. 9-29
Globalization and the Human Rights Approach to Development
Osmani, S. R. 2006 Development as a Human Right. Andreassen, B. A. & Marks, S. (eds.). p. 254-273
The Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: The Case Study of Bangladesh
Osmani, S. R., Mahmud, W., Sen, B., Dagdeviren, H. & Seth, A. 2006 77 p
An Essay on the Human Rights Approach to Development
Osmani, S. R. 2005 Reflections on the Right to Development. Sengupta, A., Negi, A. & Basu, M. (eds.). p. 109-125
Poverty and Human Rights: Building on the Capability Approach
Osmani, S. R. 2005 6, 2, p. 206-219
The Employment Nexus between Growth and Poverty: An Asian Perspective
Osmani, S. R. 2005 113 p.
The Hidden Peanlties of Gender Inequality: Fetal Origins of Ill-Health
Osmani, S. R. & Sen, A. 18 Feb 2003 1, p. 105-121
S. R. Osmani, “Participatory Governance and Poverty Reduction,” in A. Grinspun (ed.), Choices for the Poor: Lessons from National Poverty Strategies. UNDP: New York, 2001.
S. R. Osmani, “Nepal and the Indian States of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan,” in A. Grinspun (ed.), Choices for the Poor: Lessons from National Poverty Strategies. UNDP: New York, 2001.
S. R. Osmani, “On Inequality,” in J. Blau (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Sociology. Blackwell: New York,2001.
S. R. Osmani, “Growth and Poverty during Adjustment: The Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa,” in W. Mahmud (ed.), Adjustment and Beyond: The Reform Experience in South Asia. International Economic Association Conference Volume no. 128, Palgrave Publishers: Basingstoke, UK, 2001.
Member of the Advisory Board for the journals Development and Change and European Journal of Development Research. Associate editor of the journal Economics and Human Biology.
Member of the Research Advisory Panel for the South Asian Network of Economics Research Institutes (SANEI).
Erstwhile personal adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on matters related to economic rights (from May 1999 to September 2001).
Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association
Dr. SR Osmani
Member, Governing Body
Economic Research Group (ERG).