Faizul Latif Chowdhury Born in 1959, studied Economics at the Dhaka University, Public Policy at the Deakin University and Public Management at the London School of Economics (LSE). He also studied at the Monash University for his MBA. At once an economist and a literary critic, Chowdhury has various research interests including bureaucratic corruption, fiscal policy and tax administration, police misconduct, politics of international trade policy making, modern Bengali literature and post-liberation governance in Bangladesh. His theoretical works, namely, An Economic Model of Customs Evasion, Market in Corruption and A Production-substitution Model of Smuggling are considered seminal in nature. Currently he is working on fiscal policy making in Bangladesh since its independence in 1971 and a dictionary of uncollected Bengali words. Chowdhury has edited, translated and compiled more than twenty three books to his credit including Jibanananda Daser Probandha Samagra (1990) and Poems of Jibananada Das (1994). He is renowned as a leading researcher on Jibanananda Das, the most popular twentieth century modern Bengali poet.