Dr Shabib Haider Syed
Associate Professor & Chairman
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 Akmal Hussain
PhD (Sussex University,UK);BA (Hons), MA (Cambridge University, UK)
Lectured on economics in the Distinguished Academic Visitor series at the University of California, Riverside; gave presentations on development issues at Harvard University, Stanford University, The Asia Foundation, United Nations University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Foreign Ministries of governments including the UK, Japan, the Netherlands, and the USA; contributed to the Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development in the IP Strategies for Development Project of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, Geneva) of the UN; served as: Chairman of Working Group on Institutions for Development in the Panel of Economists of the Government of Pakistan to advise on economic policy; Chairman of Working Group on Poverty Reduction Strategy and Human Resource Development for 10th Five Year Plan; worked as a 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 Poverty 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 26 other books on development issues; published in academic journals and newspapers on economic and social issues.
Research interests: Development policy and institutions
Dr Muhammad Aslam Chaudhary
PhD (Temple University, USA)
Post-Doctorate from Chiba University, Japan
Has published more than 80 research papers in journals of international repute; authored and co-authored three research books including Globalization: WTO, Trade and Economic Liberalization in Pakistan; author/principal consultant for more than 10 national advisory projects; country representative for SAARC-EU project Economic Reforms and Trade Performance in South Asia; received Roll of Honor for research book Agricultural Development and Public Policies with Special Reference to Balochistan; served in Planning Commission (Islamabad), Ministry of Finance, GoP; Head Department of Economics Quaid-i-Azam University and University of the Punjab; over 30 years research and teaching experience at international and national institutes/universities; former editor Pakistan Economic and Social Review; present editor Forman Journal of Economics Studies; referee for several research journals.
Research interests: Development Economics, International Economics, HRD and Macroeconomics
Dr Roger Philip Martin
PhD Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics (Washington State University, USA)
Over 15 years teaching and research experience; currently President of Resource Analytics Incorporated, USA; former visiting faculty at LUMS; has published several papers in journals and conference proceedings; worked on projects in Jordon, Uzbekistan and Russia.
Research interests: Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Development Economics and Optimization and Simulation Modeling
Dr Michael Murphy
Professor of Business and Economics
PhD (UCLA, USA)
Charles Walgreen Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business; member Economics faculty at Southern Methodist University (USA); served for over 20 years at AT&T, Qwest and President and CEO of Wytec, Inc; published several papers in areas of market regulation and price controls; member of Business and Economics Faculty at FCC since January 2006; published several papers in areas of market regulation and price controls. Research interests: Industrial Organization, Economics of the Firm, Government and Industry.
Dr Rabia Aslam
PhD Defense Economics (Clark University, USA)
Five years teaching experience at FCC; taught at UMT for two years; has published several papers in journals of international repute.
Research interests: Conflict management and peace and security studies
Dr Tanvir Ahmed
PhD Development Economics (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Has published papers in journals and presented in conferences; 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 to get training.
Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics and Environmental Economics
Dr Babar Aziz
Associate Professor of Economics
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 Muhammad Akbar Awan
PhD (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Has 16 years of teaching experience; PhD thesis was on Modeling and Econometric Analysis of Pakistan’s Economy, estimated macroeconomic model for Pakistan using a system of 152 equations.
Research interests: Theoretical and Applied Econometrics, Macroeconometric Modeling and Simulation, Empirical and Policy Analysis
Dr Muhammad Ali Bhatti
PhD (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Has long teaching and research experience besides strong academic leadership and professional services; served 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
PhD (University of the Punjab, Lahore), MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
Faculty member of the FCC Economics Department since 2003; 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 16 years of teaching experience
Research interests: Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economics and Monetary Economics
Dr 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
Assistant Professor of Economics
MPhil Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Has 15 years teaching and research experience; has 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.
Abdul Jalil Khan
MPhil (GCU, Lahore), MAS (Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi), MA (FCC Lahore)
Currently PhD candidate at GCU, Lahore; 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
Assistant Professor (On Study Leave for PhD)
MPhil (QAU, Islamabad), MSc (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Has 6 years of teaching and research experience at graduate and undergraduate levels; 5 articles in international research journals
Research interests: Quantitative Economics, Growth Economics and Game Theory
MPhil (University of Central Punjab)
Syed Ali Abbas
MS (Lahore School of Economics, Lahore)
Worked as Research Associate in Center for Research in Economics & Business (CREB), Lahore School of Economics
Research interests: Macroeconomic Modeling, International Trade, Economic Growth and Development
MSc Economics, University of Nottingham, UK; (on study leave for PhD)
Worked as Research Associate in Technology Upgradation & Skill Development Company (TUSDEC), Ministry of Industries, Government of Pakistan.
Research interests: Development Economics, International Trade, Macroeconomics.