Room | 218-2, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext | 387
Shujaa Waqar


MS Economics (International Islamic University, Islamabad-IIUI)

After completing Dars-e-Nizaami from Jamia Darululoom Karachi, Mr. Shujaa Waqar completed his degree in MPhil Economics from International Islamic University, Islamabad. He was also a gold medalist in his Bachelors. He has diverse experience of conducting research in macro and microeconomic. During his MPhil, he was hired as a Research Assistant in an HEC assisted project on technological spillover effect on economic growth in which he explored the absorption capacity of domestic labor. He has also served as Research Assistant at Job Growth and HRD Division of Centre of Excellence for CPEC (A joint project of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform Islamabad and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics-PIDE). He joined SDG Tech Lab in Information Technology University, Lahore, and worked as a Research Associate in mapping and identifying the economic conditions of slums in selected major cities of Pakistan. Among other Sustainable Development Goals, his primary objective was to address the 11th SDG, i.e. Sustainable Cities and Communities. Besides individual research projects on the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), He has also worked on a collaborative project funded by GIZ and COE-CPEC.

Research Areas: 

Socioeconomic indicators, poverty, inequality, economic growth


  • Technological Spillover Effect on Economic Growth: Exploring the Role of Absorption Capacity
  • CPEC Skill Development Challenges and Way Forward for an Inclusive Employment Strategies
  • Model for Satellite-Based Sensing Imagery to Identify the Economic Conditions of Slums

Special Economic Zones (SEZ): A Comparative Analysis of SEZs under CPEC

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