Policy Research Institute - PRI Bangladesh

The Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its key policy challenges, domestically, and in a rapidly integrating global marketplace.

Dr. Haider Khan

Dr. Haider Khan, John Evans Professor, University of Denver

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Professor Haider Kahn

Email: hkhan@du.edu

Haider A. Khan, John Evans Distinguished University Professor

Professor of Economics

University of Denver

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

2201 South Gaylord Street, Room 4014

Denver, Colorado 80208

phone 303-871-4461
fax 303-871-2456



  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Cornell University
  • BA, Eisenhower College


Political economy; economic modeling and development, including trade liberalization and poverty reduction; economics projects on energy and development in Asia and Latin America; development finance and international finance; globalization and ethics


  • John Evans Professor, Professor of Economics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver;
  • Visiting Professor, CIRJE, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo (1999, 2003-2006)
  • Senior Economic Adviser, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (2007-2008)
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Academy of International Business (2005)
  • Consultant for The International Labor Office, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Asian Development Bank Institute, UNCTAD, and various European, Asian, Latin American and African governments.
  • Field work in Korea, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Japan, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, Nigeria, South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Prof. Khan is also an award-winning poet, translator and literary critic
  • His early career was in theater, television, radio and film where he participated in a number of progressive democratic and anti-imperialist projects 
  • He  has written books and articles on Modernism, Surrealism and Postmodernism in film and literature, and on Octavio Paz, James Joyce, Guillaume Apollinaire, Rabindranath Tagore  and the Japanese Haiku and Renku master Basho, among others, in English and several other languages
  • Contributor: Conversations, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, European Economic and Social Committee, Current History, Cosmopolis
  • Board of Advisors: Cosmopolis, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Board of editors: Social Science Journal, Asian Development Review; International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education



Khan, H. (2014). Development and women's rights as human rights: A political and social economy approach within a deep democratic framework. Journal of International Law and Policy, 42(3).

Khan, H. & Vadlamannati, K. (2014). Competing for investments in special economic zones? An empirical investigation on Indian states, 1998–2010. In Jason Miklian and Åshild Kolås (eds.). Invisible India: Hidden Risks within an Emerging Superpower. : Routledge, 184-203.

Huq, M. & Khan, H. (2012). Apollinaire: modernity and contradiction.  Dhaka:  Prothoma Publishers.

Khan, H. (2012). St.-Exupery's Little Prince: A postcolonial perspective. Dhaka: Prothoma Publishers.

Khan, H. (2011). Central Bank autonomy, legal institutions and incidence of financial crises. International Journal of Finance and Economics.

Khan, H. (2011). Hyperconflict: Globalization and Iisecurity from a critical scientific realist perspective of causal depth. Globalizations, 8(3), 385-91.

Khan, H. (2012). Development strategies: Lessons from South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Viet Nam. In Augustin Fosu (Ed.), Lessons from Successful Development Strategies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gabriele, A. & Khan, H. (2010). China's national innovation system at the cross-roads. Berlin: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.