I am an applied economist. I teach macroeconomics and research methods in management studies. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer - Economics at The University of Waikato, New Zealand and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. My primary field is development macroeconomics with research interests in cross-country economic growth, international migration & remittances and South Asian economies. I am able to contribute to analysing how external events (eg., China’s slow down) or internal events (eg., regional conflict) can effect South Asian growth or migration pattern etc. On the social policy side, I am able to comment on how home grown solution (eg., non-formal primary education) to development problem may have a robust impact on MDGs. Currently my research on migration and remittances allow me to contribute to writing some aspects of SDGs in South Asia.