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Professor Nurul Islam Talks about US Economy and US Presidential Campaign


In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service a veteran economist from Washington Professor Nurul Islam says the the US economy has been a focal point of debates and discusions in the election campaigns of both republican candidate John McCain and Democrat candidate Barak Obama.

He thinks that perhaps in Tuesdays debate there will be lesser focus on economy. Dr Islam thinks that the economic crisis in the USA has put democratic candidate Barack Obama in an advantageous situation than his republican rival John McCain.

Professor Nurul Islam was successively Professor of Economics, Dhaka University,Director of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (later Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies), Deputy Chairman of the first Planning Commission of Bangladesh. He also was the Assistan Director General of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, and Advisor and later Emeritus Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington.

A widely aclaimed economist, Dr. Islam is noted for his part in the War of Liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan in the early seventies

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