• LUMS-USIP Junior Fellowship in Peace and Conflict Studies, Fall Semester, 2016

    We are inviting research proposals for 3 fellowships in the Fall Semester 2016 (September 2016 to January 2017). The aim of the fellowship is to groom and train young scholars in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies and promote innovative, empirical research and fresh approaches to the study of conflicts and peace building. Our interest is in the following areas:New approaches to Peace and...

  • Regional Competitiveness Studies: Research Study on Auto Sector

    LUMS Economics Professors launched the Regional Competitiveness of the Auto Sector in Pakistan report at LUMS on March 28, 2016. The event, organised in collaboration with the World Bank and Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), presented the report described below. The full report can be downloaded here.The auto industry of Pakistan is at a crossroads and policy...

  • The Paradoxes of South Asian Citizenship 1946-72

    The Mahbub ul Haq Research Center at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to present:The Paradoxes of South Asian Citizenship, 1946-72Speaker: Dr. Joya ChatterjiDate: March 28, 2016Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PMLocation: SS Auditorium, LUMSDr. Chatterji is professor of South Asian history at Cambridge University and the Director of the Centre of South Asian...

  • Regional Competitiveness Studies: Research Study on Auto Sector

    LUMS Economics Professors launched the Regional Competitiveness of the Auto Sector in Pakistan report at LUMS on March 28, 2016. The event, organised in collaboration with the World Bank and Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), presented the report described below. The full report can be downloaded here.The auto industry of Pakistan is at a crossroads and policy...

  • MGSHSS Faculty Attends the Punjab Innovation Showcase 2016

    The Pakistan Technology Innovation Board (PTIB) and Sub-National Government Programme (SNG) recently hosted the Punjab Innovation Showcase 2016, which was a well-attended event. Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) faculty, Prof. Usman Khan presented on leading innovative programmes that are revolutionising the delivery of health and education services...

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Faculty In focus

  • Abid Aman Burki

    Professor

    Abid Aman Burki is an economist, policy analyst and a Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He has also been the Graduate Program Director, Economics at LUMS from 2002 to 2020. He is a faculty member of LUMS Economics Department since 2002. From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Burki was Director of the Centre for Management and Economic Research (CMER) at LUMS. Prior to joining LUMS, he has been a Professor (1999...

  • Adeel Tariq

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Adeel Tariq is an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences....

  • Agha Ali Akram

    Assistant Professor

    Agha Ali Akram is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He received his Doctorate in Environmental Economics (2014) and Masters in Environmental Management (2008) from Yale University. Prior to joining LUMS, he was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University (2016-2017) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Evidence Action (2014 - 2016), where his research delved into the impact of seasonal...

  • Ali Cheema

    Associate Professor

    Ali Cheema is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He serves as the Faculty Director of the Mahbub Ul Haq Research Centre at LUMS. He is a co-founder of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). In addition, he is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and a co-lead academic of the International Growth Center’s Pakistan...

  • Antonio Marasco

    Assistant Professor

    Antonio Marasco joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in August 2006. Prior to joining LUMS, he had a one-year teaching appointment in Atilim University, Ankara. From 1990 to 1994 he was employed in the insurance sector at Lloyd Adriatico of Trieste. He has been a teaching assistant at the University College, London and a visiting instructor at Bilkent University, Ankara and at Bond University, Australia. His teaching interests are in...

  • Ayesha Ali

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Ayesha Ali has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Economics - (MGSHSS)....

  • Daud Ahmed Dard

    Adjunct Faculty

    Daud Ahmed Dard is a graduate of the London School of Economics (UK) with a B.Sc. (Honors) in Economics and a graduate of the New York University (NYU) in USA from where he did his Master’s degree. At NYU, he specialized in Economics & Finance and took advanced doctoral level coursework in Finance. He has taught at NYU and LUMS and has also conducted training sessions for trainee Assistant Commissioners, District Management Group (DMG)....

  • Faisal Bari

    Associate Professor

    Faisal Bari is an Associate Professor of Economics at LUMS. He is also the Director of Academic Programmes at the School of Education (SOE) at LUMS. His current teaching interests are in the areas of economics of education, game theory, microeconomics and industrial organiztion. His research interests are also in the same areas. He writes a fortnightly column for the daily Dawn. For details on teaching, research and publications, please refer...

  • Hadia Majid

    Assistant Professor

    A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Hadia Majid holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include economics of the household, parental decision-making, and human capital acquisition. Her earlier work evaluates the Mexican conditional cash transfer program at the intra-household level, the micro-impacts of the Lahore Metrobus, and the impacts of inequality on public goods access and charitable giving....

  • Kashif Zaheer Malik

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Kashif is a Fulbright Scholar and has a Masters and PhD in Economics from Florida State University. His research area includes Applied Economics, Applied Macroeconomics, Time-Series Econometrics and Micro-finance. Dr. Malik started working in the area of microfinance in 2012. Since then he has won a number of research grants to explore and empirically test risk-sharing products. He is currently implementing three randomized control trial ...

  • Khalid Mir

    Associate Professor

    Khalid Mir joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in September 2007. He did his PhD from The University of Essex with a focus on child labour. He has an MSc from The London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research interests lie primarily in child labour and globalisation, the political economy of development- in particular: the role of institutions in the transformation to market societies and the effects on social...

  • Muhammad Farid Ahmed

    Adjunct Faculty

    Dr. Muhammad Farid Ahmed completed his PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2017. His Research Interests draw from Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics and Finance with a particular focus on asset pricing. While a significant space in his thesis is devoted to explosiveness in asset prices, the overarching theme and message of his research is that asset markets undergo different states and depending on the state they are in,...

  • Muhammad Farooq Naseer

    Assistant Professor

    I am a development economist with interests in education, human development, and political economy. I regularly teach quantitative research methods (econometrics) to undergraduate and graduate students at LUMS. Earlier, I have also taught development, data science and microeconomics. My work often requires the use of empirical methods with rich micro-data from household and community surveys to study issues ranging from poverty and vocational...

  • Mushtaq A. Khan

    Associate Professor

    Dr Khan joined the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in August 2000. Prior to his appointment at LUMS, he was teaching at Quaid-i-Azam University from 1986 to 2000. He also taught at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan, and Kansas State University, USA. He received his PhD in Economics from Kansas State University. He serves on various committees and...

  • Nazish Afraz

    Adjunct Faculty

    Nazish Afraz is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has worked in public policy research in the UK and in Pakistan. Research interests include industrial development and trade. She has completed an MPhil in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol.

  • Rashid Memon

    Assistant Professor

    I continue to pursue interests in the role of social identity in economic interaction using survey and experimental data. My current work focuses on post recruitment discrimination in a lab setting. In collaboration with Prof. Sheheryar Banuri, I am exploring how colleagues and supervisors may undervalue the merit of members of subaltern groups. In another study, with Prof. Husnain Fateh, I am exploring whether the success of members of...

  • S.M. Turab Hussain

    Associate Professor

    Turab Husain's research interests have ranged from migration theory and policy, poverty and rural development to trade and development. Recently published research has been on industrial policy, migration and remittances, prospects of trade with India and on Pakistan's experience at dispute settlement within the WTO. Teaching interests are in Development Theory, International Trade, Macroeconomics and Trade and Development.

  • Saher Asad

    Assistant Professor

    I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). I received my Ph.D. in Economics from George Washington University in 2016. My research interests are primarily in the area of empirical development economics. I use both experimental and quasi-experimental methods to answer questions within development economics.

  • Sanval Nasim

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Sanval Nasim is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His primary research field is environmental and natural resource economics. His research work includes behavioural experiments on air pollution forecasts and informationbased pollution mitigation interventions, optimal control modelling of water resources, and costbenefit analysis of clean technology adoption. He obtained his PhD in...

  • Syed Ali Hasanain

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Ali Hasanain is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Economics Department at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Dr. Hasanain’s research focuses primarily on how public service delivery can be improved through reform initiatives, particularly through technological progress and improvements in the media. He also studies how information and communication technologies (ICT) can improve market functioning. Dr. Hasanain’s...

  • Syed M. Hasan

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Syed M Hasan is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, LUMS.  His primary research interest and teaching field is urban and regional economics and public economics. Dr. Hasan obtained his PhD in Economics from Ohio State University in 2014. His doctoral research focused on spatial policy instruments and firm’s productivity. Under the broad theme of sustainable development, Dr. Hasan also has interest in research on...

  • Syed Zahid Ali

    Professor

    Syed Zahid Ali is a full professor of economics (Tenured) at LUMS. He did his M.A and PhD in economics from McMaster University Canada. He joined LUMS in 2002. Prior to joining LUMS, he was associated with the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) where he also served as Head of Economics Department and Dean of Student affairs. His area of research is theoretical Macroeconomics. He published number of articles in journal of...

  • Usman Elahi

    Teaching Fellow

    Mr. Usman Elahi is working as a teaching fellow in department of economics since Fall 2014-15. He has completed his Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2014. He also holds Master and Bachelor (Hons) degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Research interests includes areas in applied economics and international finance.