Dr Babar Aziz
Professor of Economics & Chairperson
PhD Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan; MPhil Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; MA Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
Over 18 years teaching and research experience in various institutions of Pakistan; has published 10 papers in journals of international repute; served as Research Associate at PIDE and Quaid-i-Azam University; lecturer at Government Postgraduate College Vehari and Assistant Professor at GCU, Faisalabad.
Research interests: Applied Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Public Sector Economics.
Dr Akmal Hussain
PhD Sussex University,UK; MA Cambridge University, UK
Lectured on economics in Distinguished Academic Visitor series at the University of California, Riverside; gave presentations on development issues at Harvard University, United Nations University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and at Foreign Ministries of governments including the UK, Japan, Netherlands, and USA; served as Group Leader of Intellectual Property Rights Project, WIPO (UN); served as: Chairman of Working Group on Institutions for Development in Panel of Economists to advise the GoP on economic policy; Chairman of Working Group on Poverty Reduction Strategy and Human Resource Development for 10th Five Year Plan; worked as social mobilizer to enable local communities to acquire basic services in Pakistan; founding honorary Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab Rural Support Program; helped establish Pakistan Alleviation Fund and Leadership for Environment and Development Pakistan and served on their Boards of Directors; worked for regional cooperation as member of the Board of Governors of South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS) and Independent Group for South Asian Cooperation (IGSAC); principal author of UNDP, Pakistan National Human Development Report 2003; authored three books on economic policy and contributed chapters to 27 other books on development issues; published in academic journals and newspapers on economic and social issues.
Research interests: Development Policy and Institutions.
Dr Shabib Haider Syed (on Sabbatical leave for Post Doctorate at BOND University, Australia)
PhD Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Over 20 years of teaching and research experience in various institutions in Pakistan; member Economics faculty at FCC since August 2005; served as visiting faculty member at Quaid-e-Azam University, International Islamic University, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, Islamabad; supervised research in the areas of crime, terrorism, suicide and climate change.
Research interests: Behavioral Economics, Environmental Issues and Applied Econometrics
Dr Tanvir Ahmed
PhD Development Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Published papers in journals and presented in conferences; currently Managing Editor of Forman Journal of Economic Studies; served as Lecturer and Teaching Assistant at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad; Consumer Banking Officer at Bank Alfalah Limited; lecturer and Assistant Professor at GCU, Faisalabad; seven foreign visits to share research with international scholars and get training.
Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics and Environmental Economics
Dr Muhammad Ali Bhatti
PhD Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Long teaching and research experience; visiting faculty at Quaid-i-Azam University (Islamabad), Fatima Jinnah Women’s University (Rawalpindi), Kashmir Institute of Economics, University of AJK (Muzzafarabad), Allama Iqbal Open University, (Islamabad) and International Islamic University (Islamabad); PhD thesis on Stock Market Volatility at Karachi Stock Exchange: A Firm Level Analysis; latest research work is to analyze and forecast the behavior of 43 stocks listed in Karachi Stock Exchange.
Research interests: Econometrics, Financial Economics and Applied Microeconomic Theory, poverty issues and financial economics
Dr Uzma Hanif
Postdoc LSE, UK; PhD University of the Punjab, Lahore; MPhil GCU, Lahore
Faculty member of the FCC Economics Department since 2003; PhD dissertation was very first academic research in Pakistan in areas of economic quantification and economic impact assessment of climate change on agricultural sector; member of South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE); working in areas of Economics of Climate Change and Resource Economics.
Research interests: Environment and Natural Resource Economics, Microeconomics and Energy Economics
MPhil GCU, Lahore
PhD in process at GCU, Faisalabad; has over 17 years of teaching experience
Research interests: Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economics and Monetary Economics
Dr Hafiz Rizwan Ahmad
PhD, MPhil GCU, Lahore; MA PU, Lahore
Over 7 years of teaching experience; worked as a Research Officer in Planning Commission of Pakistan; 3 publications in HEC recognized Journals; joined FCC in 2007
Dr Ghulam Shabbir
Assistant Professor of Economics
PhD NCBA&E, Lahore; MPhil Economics Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Has 16 years teaching and research experience; published research articles in international and national journals; currently Managing Editor of the Forman Journal of Economic Studies.
Research interest: International Trade and Finance, Monetary Economics, Quantitative Economics.
Dr Abdul Jalil Khan
PhD GCU, Lahore; MPhil GCU, Lahore; MAS Applied Economics Research Center, Karachi
Primary teaching interest is Macroeconomic issues. Research interests: Technology and Productivity, Risk Analysis, International Economics.
Research interests: Technology and Productivity, Risk Analysis, International Economics.
MPhil QAU, Islamabad; MSc LUMS, Lahore; MSc IIU, Islamabad
Teaching Economics for several years at various public and private educational institutions in Pakistan; worked as HOD, Economics at International Islamic University; program coordinator, HIMS, Hamdard University, Faisalabad campus; visiting faculty at IMS (Pak-Aims) Lahore; Assistant Professor in Management Sciences Department, FAST Lahore; taught courses on Quantitative Economics, Dynamic Methods and Models in Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Methods of Business Research at graduate and undergraduate levels
Research interests: Poverty Reduction Strategies (Development Economics) and Consumer Behavior
Muhammad Salahuddin Ayyubi
MPhil University of Central Punjab, Lahore
Taught Economics at various institutions for 13 years; PhD in progress.
Research interests: Macroeconomics, International Trade, Financial Markets of Pakistan, Managerial Economics, Fiscal Responsibility, Pakistan’s Potential for Regional Trade.
MPA Brown University, USA; MSc Economics, LUMS
Is a Fulbright scholar with an MSc in Economics from LUMS and an MPA from Brown University, USA; has been engaged with the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre at LUMS since 2011 and was responsible for conducting background research and drafting chapters for the annual ‘Human Development in South Asia’ report. Her research and teaching experience of the last six years has been focused on development issues in the South Asian region, including education, health, social protection, urbanisation and transboundary water governance; was also selected for the prestigious Lead Pakistan Fellowship (2014-215) on Transboundary Water Resource Management.
MPhil GCU, Lahore
Over six years teaching and research experience as lecturer at GCU, Faisalabad; three papers published nationally/internationally; Assistant Editor Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences.
Research Interests: Consumer Behavior, Applied Microeconomics and Public Sector Economics.
Dr Suleman Abdia
PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA; MA, FCC Lahore
MPhil FCC, Lahore
MPhil thesis was an economic study of terrorism in Pakistan; serving as lecturer at FCC since Oct 2012 ; co-researcher in research project sponsored by Pakistan Strategic Support Program (PSSP).
Research interests: Macro Economics, Institutional Economics and Terrorism/Conflict Studies.