Dr. A. R. Chowdhury is the Chairman of the Department of Economics at Marquette University. He also serves as the Chief Economist for the Capital Market Consultants and was recently appointed to the Academic Advisory Council of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.
During 2003-2008, he was the Chief Economist for the United Nations Economic Commission in Europe and was based in Switzerland. Dr. Chowdhury served as the Director of the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Marquette from 1991 through 1995. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand from 1995 through 1996, a visiting professor with John Hopkins University in 1996 and a Senior Researcher with the Central Bank of Finland in 2002.
He has published extensively in professional journals and various media outlets. His specialization is in the areas of monetary policy, international finance, and global economic issues.