ATM Nurul Amin is a PhD in Economics, University of Manitoba, Canada. He served in several national, regional and international organizations prior to joining the Department Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences. His previous institutional affiliations and positions include Professor and Director of Graduate Studies and Research of North South University and also as Professor and Chair of its Department of Environmental Science and Management; and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. At the Asian Institute of Technology, he served as Professor of the School of Environment, Resources and Development, Chair of Human Settlements Development Division, Coordinator of Urban Environmental Management Program and Director of Southeast-Asia Urban Environmental Management Program. He was also a Chair of AIT’s Academic Senate and Chair of its Doctoral Program Committee. He is currently a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of AIT. His other national and international affiliations include the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; United Nations Center for Regional Development; School of Urban Studies, Wuhan University; Jahangirnagar University and University of Rajshahi.
Prof Amin’s editorial experiences include serving as Guest Editor, Member of International Editorial Advisory Board and Reviewer of academic journals. He also serves as External Examiner of PhD dissertations of universities at home and abroad. He has supervised a large number of master and PhD theses of students from several countries of Asia. His research and publications are in the areas of urban informal sector, urban environmental management and sustainable development, economics of rural-urban relations; economics and financial considerations in urban environmental management. He teaches environmental economics, urban economics, development economics, sustainable urbanization policy, sustainable development, urban environmental management, and dynamics of urban development. He has supervised student research in the topics of urban informal sector, urban environmental management, and urban labour and housing markets. His publications are in the areas of urban informal sector, economics of rural-urban relations, urbanization, urban employment, urban poverty, and designing of public policy interventions for environmental protection and management.