Zubayer Hossen is a young aspiring researcher who is currently working as a Senior Research Associate at South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). He worked as a Research Associate at the same organization. Prior to joining SANEM, he worked as an Executive at The Nielsen Company (Bangladesh) Ltd. He completed his Masters and Bachelors in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research interest includes environment and climate change, sustainable development and labor market. So far, he has worked on a UNDP project which aimed at assessing the additional costs and suggesting the potential financing strategies for achieving SDGs in Bangladesh; ILO-RMG project which covered a baseline study with an emphasis on improving the working condition in the RMG sector of Bangladesh and DECCMA project which measured the impacts of climate change and other environmental drivers across different deltas in Africa and Asia. He is an editor of SANEM’s blog “SANEM CoRE” and associate editor of “Thinking Aloud” – a monthly digest of SANEM. He is currently working on a project financed by General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission, Bangladesh. The study aims at assessing the current status of employment, productivity of investment and factors of production in Bangladesh. One of his present works includes a survey on regional investments and value chains in South Asia, financed by The World Bank. He is also responsible for developing a concept note and designing the activity matrix for the years 2019-2020 for the proposed SDG Centre of SANEM.