Department of Econometrics and Statistics
The discipline of Econometrics is the key to an understanding and analysis of theories of economics and their constituent components. Over the years, this role has been fortified due to the active infusion of mathematical, statistical and computational methods in the subject matter of Economics. Econometrics is distinguished from statistical analysis more generally by its use of economic concepts and theories as basis for empirical investigation.
The department offers an internationally oriented, rigorous teaching and research environment aiming for world class center of excellence in Econometrics. Our faculty has a strong quantitative background in Econometrics and Statistics and includes eminent econometricians including Dr. Asad Zaman.
The Department of Econometrics and Statistics is currently offering the Ph.D. and M.Phil program in Econometrics. The Ph.D. program aims to focus on teaching and research in econometric theories, methodological and conceptual issues and the relevant statistical methods applied to socially relevant economic issues and policies. The M.Phil Program is directed towards ambitious and excellent students who aim to develop themselves as independent researchers and experts in their fields. It offers a well-balanced training in quantitative methods, economic theory and applied economics. There is an emphasis on the application of econometric and statistics, through exercise and seminars, policy issue and empirical questions.
The rigor of analysis, empirical validation of economic hypotheses and contributions to business and public policy has been the main pillars which strongly emphasizes the need for this discipline. Students who will complete these programs will be prepared for careers in academic, national and international governmental organizations, or private business.
The MPhil program is focused towards prompting ambitious and excellent students who aim to develop themselves as independent researchers / experts in their fields. During two years of study, students have the opportunity to meet skilled research fellows and highly qualified teachers who are the best researchers in field of economics in Pakistan.
The department of Econometrics and Statistics feel honored to introduce the Ph.D. program in Econometrics. This program aims to enable the graduates to apply their knowledge to explain and foresee economic issues.
To develop a department as a world class center of excellence in econometrics
To produce highly skilled econometricians by imparting state of the art knowledge in econometric theory, statistical methods and their applications in diversified fields.