The Department of Economics, School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized its 3rd Economics Lecture Series on 10th May 2022. The Lecture was conducted by Dr. Md. Aslam Mia, Senior Lecturer, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. Dr. Mia has published around 35 articles related to productivity and efficiency of financial institutions, market structure, microfinance and, urban economics in internationally reputed peer-reviewed journals. Recently, his sole authored book on “Social Purpose, Commercialization, and Innovations in Microfinance” has been published by Springer.
At the beginning of the session, Dr. Mia presented his paper “Board Gender Diversity and Employee Benefits in the Microfinance Industry: A Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) Approach” and then conducted a workshop on GMM using Stata. His lecture was followed by a lively question and answer session in which the faculty members and students participated with great enthusiasm. The session ended with a vote of thanks from Dr. Md. Khaled Saifullah and handing over a token of appreciation to Dr. Md. Aslam Mia.