Tapan is a Professor of Finance and Discipline Lead at USQ Business School, Australia. He has more than 20 years of teaching and training, research, administrative and consulting experience. Within the industry, he has been a consultant for leading MNCs such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd India. His interdisciplinary research expertise is in the areas of sustainable and green finance, public financial management, financing for the SDGs, business responses to climate change, and circular economy. His research has been published in leading journals including Finance Research Letters, International Review of Economics & Finance, Australian Tax Forum, Global Finance Journal, Economic Modelling, among others. His research has been cited by various government and international organisations including the Australian Senate, NSW parliamentary committee, the Asian Development Bank, G20, and the UN ESCAP. His most recent co-edited book “Pathways to a Sustainable Economy: Bridging the gap between COP21commitments and 2030 targets of emission control”, Springer (2018) has been ranked among the top used publications on SpringerLink that concern one or more SDGs. He has been a Chief Investigator of a range of interdisciplinary projects supported by competitive/external funding (Cat 1 and Cat 2) over $2.5 million (over $1m as Principal Investigator) through the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. Tapan holds a Ph.D. in Commerce from the Australian National University, Master of Arts in Business and Commerce from Keio University, Japan, and Bachelor of Science with Hons (First Class) from Chittagong University, Bangladesh.
Dr Sarker leads a range of collaborative externally funded projects funded by ACIAR, DFAT, NCCARF, and The World Bank.
The Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship, 2001-2003ANU PhD Scholarship, 2003-2006Harvard Summer Scholar, 2011