"S.R. Osmani, the lead author, is Professor of Development Economics at Ulster University, UK, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Microfinance in Dhaka. He has published widely in the areas of poverty, inequality, hunger, nutrition, employment, and economic development in general. The three co-authors are all distinguished scholars on the Bangladesh economy. Md. Abdul Latif has recently retired as the Director of Research at the Institute of Microfinance, Binayak Sen is a Research Director at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, and Meherun Ahmed is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong."