Faculty Profile

Dr. Qazi Masood Ahmed

Professor, Director Centre for Business & Economics,
Research, Chief Economist, Govt. of Sindh
PhD (Economics), University of Bath, UK
MAS (Economics), University of Karachi
MA (Economics), University of Karachi

 

  • 20 years of experience in Consultancy, research in the areas of Public Finance, Regional Economics & Macro Economics

  • Author of over 40 research publications.

  • Awarded Best University Teacher Award for 2002 by HEC, Government of Pakistan.

  • Areas of special interest are Monetary Economics and Public Finance.

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: qmasood at iba.edu.pk
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1. Macroeconomics
2. Macroeconomic Theory I
 
 
 

 


  1. Estimating the Black Economy through Monetary Approach: A Cas Study of Pakistan. Economic Issues. Vol. 2008.

  2. Financial Development and Economic Growth in Asian Countries: A Heterogeneous Dynamic Panel Data Approach: Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Volume, 3, No.2, (2006):213-233.

  3. The Economy of Pakistan. The Far East and Australasia, 2003.

  4. Relative Efficacy of Tax expenditure and Direct Expenditures: A Neo-Classical Approach. Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 2, 2001.

  5. The Determinants of Public Expenditures, Indian Economic Journal, 2001.

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  1. The issues in Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationship in Developing Countries. Review of FAO, 1998, Rome Italy. Earlier this Paper was presented at the conference on the `Technical Consultations on Decentralization', in Rome, December 16-18, 1997.

  2. Validation of Wagner's Laws, Asian Economic Review, vol. 38 No.2 1996

  3. Tenure?size relationship with productivity in Pakistan Agriculture: A Case Study of Nawabshah, Sindh. The Asian Economic Review, April 1990.

  4. The Behavior of Currency Deposit Ratio in Pakistan, co-authored Mohammad Ali. Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 44, July Sept., 1996-97, No. 1.


List of Papers in international Conferences:


  1. Country Report: Pakistan. Project Link Conference, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland.

  2. Tax Efficiency and Solow Growth Model: An Application to Pakistan Tax System. International Institute of Public Finance, Milan Italy, 22nd –24th August 2004.

  3. Tax Holidays and Aggregate Investment Behavior. Paper presented at International Atlanta Conference Quebec city Canada 16th October 2003.

  4. Macroeconomic Policies and Total Factor Productivity: Case study for Pakistan. Paper presented at International Atlanta Conference Quebec city Canada 16 – 18 October 2003.

  5. Higher Education and Economic Growth: Case study for Pakistan. Paper presented at International Atlanta Conference Quebec city Canada 16 – 18 October 2003.

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  1. Estimation of Tax Buoyancy: Kernel Techniques and International Comparison. Paper accepted for 37th Annual Conference of Canadian Economic Association , Ottawa, Ontario, 30th May- 1st June 200


List of Publications in national journals:


  1. Provincial Finance Commission Awards, Options for the Provinces. Pakistan Development Review, forthcoming issue.

  2. Determinants of Recent Inflation: in Pakistan: Pakistan development Reiew, 2007.

  3. Financial Development and Income Inequality in Pakistan: An Application of ARDL Approach. Pakistan Society of Development Economist, Lahore 19-22, December 2006.

  4. Agricultural Terms of Trade in Pakistan : Issues of Profitability and Standard of Living of Farmers, Pakistan Development Review 2006.

  5. The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Investigation, Pakistan Development Review Winter 2003, No.4 Pages 697-714.

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  1. The Burden of Stabilization on Provinces and its Implication for Social Sector. Pakistan Development Review Winter 2003, No.4 Pages 783-794.

  2. Investment and Cost of Capital. Pakistan Development Review Winter 2002, No.4 Pages 807-824.

  3. Determinants of Saving: A Cointegration Technique. Pakistan Development Review Winter 2002, No.4 Pages 825-839.

  4. The Political Economy of Tax Reforms. Pakistan Development Review, Vol. 2, Winter, 2002.

  5. Stabilization Policy vs Growth Oriented Policy : Implications for the Pakistan Economy. Pakistan Development Review, Vol. 2, Winter, 2002

  6. Economic Growth, Export and External Debt Causality: The Case of Asian Countries. Pakistan Development Review, 2001

  7. The Role of Digital economy. Paper presented at the 16th Annual General Meeting, Pakistan Society of Development Economist, Islamabad 22-24 January, 2001.

  8. An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Trade Libralization and Economic Growth in Pakistan. The Paper presented at the conference on `Globalization: Pakistan-Japan Economic and Trade Relations' 24-25 October, 2000. Organized by Japan Economic Forum.

  9. The Structure of Public Finances in Pakistan: Historical Perspective and Future Prospects. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, Forthcoming issue.

  10. The Tax Holidays and Investment Behaviour. Pakistan Development Review, Winter 1998

  11. Size and Nature Of Black Economy In Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review, Vol.34, Winter 1995, Number 4.

  12. Determinants of Tax Buoyancy: Experience from Developing Countries, Pakistan Development Review, Winter 1994.

  13. Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Income Tax with Ushr. A Case study of Nawabshah. Pakistan Economic & Social Review, Winter 1988.

  14. The Discrepancies in the Government Policies and their Influence on Set Targets. A case study of Education, Sector, Sixth Five Year Plan. Pakistan Economic & Social Review, Summer 1988.

  15. Effects of Lobbing and Monopoly Powers on the Structure of Taxation. A Case Study of Dyes Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics Series No.138, A.E.R.C

  16. Test of Endogeneity of Monetary Policy Reaction Function. An Experience From Pakistani Economy. Pakistan Development Review Winter 1991.

  17. Monetary Problems of Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Vol. XXVIII, Summer 1990, Number 1

  18. Interest Groups and Demand for Agriculture Extension in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, vol.2 1990.

  19. Elasticity & Buoyancy of Federal Taxes in Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review. Vol.2 1995.

  20. Macroeconomic Implications of Electronic Commerce for Pakistan Economy. Paper presented at the IBA Conference held on April, 25-26, 2000.

  21. Electronic Commerce in Pakistan. Economic and Finance., February 2000.

  22. Debt Problems of Pakistan - Response from International Lending Agencies. Journal of National Development and Security vol.1 2000.

  23. Book review on "Black Income in India" by D. Gupta – Vanguard University Press. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, vol.2 1997.

  24. Book review on "50 Years of Pakistan Economy" by Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Oxford University Press. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, Forthcoming.


List of Annual Reviews on Macro Economy and Public finance ( As a Co-authored):


  1. Growth and Inequality: Annual Review: Social Development in Pakistan, Social Policy and Development Centre, 2001. www.spdc-pak.com

  2. State of Education: Annual Review: Social Development in Pakistan, Social Policy and Development Centre, 2002-03 www.spdc-pak.com

  3. Combating Poverty: Is Growth Sufficient. Annual Review: Social Development in Pakistan, Social Policy and Development Centre, 2004 www.spdc-pak.com

  4. Trade Liberalization, Growth and Poverty. Annual Review: Social Development in Pakistan, Social Policy and Development Centre, 2005-06 www.spdc-pak.com

  5. Devolution in Pakistan, Annual Review: Social Development in Pakistan, Social Policy and Development Centre, 2006-07 www.spdc-pak.com

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  1. Stabilization vs Growth: Annual Review on Federal Budget, 2001-02. www.spdc-pak.com

  2. Behind the Aggregates: Annual Review on Federal Budget, 2003-04. www.spdc-pak.com

  3. A Shift towards Growth:. Annual Review on Federal Budget, 2004-05. www.spdc-pak.com

  4. An Overheating Economy Annual Review on Budget, 2005-06 www.spdc-pak.com

  5. Growing Macro Imbalances Annual Review on Budget, 2006-07 www.spdc-pak.com

  6. Impact of Afghan War on the Economy: Options for Pakistan: Social Policy and Development Centre, 2002 www.spdc-pak.com

List of Research Project funded by International Agencies

 

 

Client: European Commission
Project Title: Sindh Education Reforms Project
Year 2007-08
Position Public Finance Expert
 
This study is a part of Technical Assistance  to the government of Pakistan by the European Commission to promote the education in the province of Sindh. As an Public Finance expert my responsibility includes the review of fiscal system of the provincial and local governments in Sindh and give suggestion to improve it. This also includes the public expenditure tracking of different government and donors projects

 
 

 

Client: Asian development Bank
Project Title: Investment Strategy for Punjab Government
Year 2005
Position Public Finance Expert
 
This study is a part of Technical Assistance to the government of Pakistan by the Asian Development Bank to create congenial atmosphere for Investment in Punjab. This Project initiated in eight districts of Punjab and with the help of SWOT and focus group analysis developed district wise strategies for investment.

 
 

 

Client: CIDA
Project Title: Country Program Assessment for Pakistan
Year 2003
Position Macroeconomist
 
This study provided technical input in the context of CIDA's Country Program Framework for Pakistan. This study undertook analytical review and assessment of CIDA's policy framework for Pakistan and conducted background and content research on political and macroeconomic development trends, poverty, private dector development, agriculture and water, and environement and sustainability.

 
 

 

Client: UNDP
Project Title: Country Assessment of Poverty: Macro-Micro Linkages:South Asia-Pakistan
Year 2002
 
The purpose of this research is to find macro and micro determinants of poverty. This paper analysed the macro economic policies and their influence on the poverty and inequality level in Pakistan. This paper also analyse micro level projects undertaken in Pakistan to reduce poverty level. Why the micro level efforts were not successful in Pakistan is also looked into the report. The report also take both internal and external factors into consideration which are supposed to be the most important determinants of the failure of the performance of international lending agencies like UNDP. This report assists the Government of Pakistan to sort the links between the devolution plan and poverty reduction.

 
 

 

Client: Governemnt of Sindh
Project Title: Provincial Finance Commission Sindh
Nature
The purpose of this research was to develop Provincial finance Commission for sindh province. This include how to resolve the issue of vertical inequity between the Sindh government and the districts of Sindh provinces. This also discusses the issue of horizontal equity the distribution of recourses among the districts. This will be useful tool in assisting the Government of Sindh for new devolution plan.
 
 

 
 

 

Client: Asian Development Bank
Project Title: Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Pakistan.
Location Pakistan
Year 2001
Position Co-Project Leader
Nature
The objective of the study to assist the government of Pakistan to chock out new fiscal relationship between the federal government and provincial governments.
 
 

 
 

 

Client: Export Promotion Bureau
Project Title: Issues in the Implementation of Electronic Commerce in Pakistan
Location Pakistan
Year 1999
Position Principle Economist
Nature
The objective of the study is to assist the government of Pakistan to prepare an appropriate stand on the implementation of Electronic Commerce in the country for the next meeting of WTO.
 

 
 

 

Client: State Bank of Pakistan: Government of Pakistan
Project Title: Preparation and Monitoring of Entry Exams
Location Pakistan
Year 1999
Position Project Leader
Nature
The objective of the project was to prepare a guidelines for the entry exams at the State Bank of Pakistan.
 

 
 

 

Client: World Bank
Project Title: Resource Generation in Sindh
Location Pakistan
Year 1998
Position Principle Economist
Nature
To study the fiscal position of the Sindh government and suggest how the Sindh government budget can be sustainable in future.
 

 
 

 

Client: Central Board of Revenue: Government of Pakistan
Project Title: Quantification of Tax Expenditures in Income Tax
Location Pakistan
Year 1994
Position Project Leader
Nature
The main objective of present study is to Quantify the Tax Expenditures, resulting from some of the major tax exemptions, deduction, exclusion, credits, preferential tax rates in the income tax system.
 

 
 

 

Client: Central Board of Revenue: Government of Pakistan
Project Title: .Collaborative Research and Training Programme between Central Board Of Revenue And Applied Economics Research Centre
Location Pakistan
Year 1992
Position Co-Project Leader
Nature
The purpose of the study is to strengthening the Research wings of Central Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan.
 

 
 

 

Client: Asian Development Bank
Project Title: Metropolitan Resource Generation Study for Local Government in Karachi
Location Pakistan
Year 1991
Position Public Finance Economist
Nature
Responsible for analysis of municipal taxes and non?taxes from the viewpoint of structure, exemptions, elasticity and buoyancy, incidence and costs of collection; for studying inter?governmental transfers and for developing proposals for higher municipal resource mobilization.
 

 
 

 

Client: Asian Development Bank
Project Title: Impacts of Gulf War on Asian Economics
Location Pakistan
Year 1991
Position Sub-Project Leader
Nature
The study to analyze the impacts of Gulf War on the sources of revenue and the expenditure pattern of Government of Pakistan with a view to estimate the resource gap and the level of fiscal effort required to fill this gap.
 

 
 

 

Client: United States Agency for International Development
Project Title: Local Government Administration and Finance
Location Pakistan
Year 1989
Position Public Finance Economist
Nature
Responsible for analysis of municipal taxes and non?taxes from the viewpoint of structure, exemptions, elasticity and buoyancy, incidence and costs of collection; for studying inter?governmental transfers and for developing proposals for higher municipal resource mobilization
 

 
 

 

Client: United States Agency for International Development
Project Title: AERC Macro Econometric Model
Location Pakistan
Year 1988
Position Project Economist
Nature
Project Economist on Macro Econometric Model of Pakistan Economy, responsible for data processing, estimation, simulation and validation of Monetary and Public Finance. Sub modules.
 

 
 

 

Client: National Taxation Reforms Commission, Government of Pakistan
Project Title: Analysis of Public Finances in Pakistan
Location Pakistan
Year 1987
Position Public Finance Economist
Nature
The study to analyze the sources of revenue and the expenditure pattern of provincial governments in Pakistan with a view to estimate the resource gap and the level of fiscal effort, and to identify the resource potential of existing taxes. Assisted in specifying the methodology, estimating the elasticity and buoyancy of taxes, quantifying the resource gap and the potential tax base for various taxes, and proposing a set of policy measures to make the provincial governments more self reliant.

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