K.M. Zahidul Islam received his PhD degree from the Department of Economics and Management from University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2012. Prior to that Dr. Islam has completed MBA degree in Finance from Institute of Business Administration (IBA-JU), Jahangirnagar University. He worked as a Researcher in the University of Helsinki for around four years. He has been working with IBA-JU since 2005 where he is currently serving as Professor. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in reputed international and national journals in the field of Finance and Economics. His research interests include efficiency and productivity analysis, microfinance, Macro econometrics, international trade, and money and capital markets.