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Penn College Economics Professor Active at Conference


An economics professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology presented a paper and offered other expertise at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Economics Association, held recently at Penn State Berks in Reading.

Abdul B. Pathan presented a paper titled “Ready-Made Garments Trade of Bangladesh and USA” at the gathering. The paper focuses on the growth, problems and prospects of ready-made garment production and issues of trade between Bangladesh and the Western world, with special reference to the United States.

Abdul B. Pathan
Abdul B. Pathan

Also at the conference, Pathan chaired two sessions and offered critical comments on two research papers related to the West African Monetary Zone and issues related to high school dropout rates.

A 28-year faculty member at Penn College, Pathan’s areas of expertise include international economics, macro and microeconomics, economics education, and development economics. He holds a doctorate from the University of Houston and master’s degrees from Williams College in Massachusetts and Dhaka University in Bangladesh.

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