Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Abida Naurin

Research Fellow

About Me 

I am a Research Fellow in the research division of “Energy Research Cell ” at PIDE. I obtained the Ph.D. in Econometrics and the M.Phil. in Econometrics from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), and I was a visiting research fellow at Cardiff University, UK (2019-2020). I have previously been affiliated with COMSATS University and National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics. My research is in econometric theory and is principally concerned with panel data and time series causal models. My recent articles have been more focused on macroeconomic issues, exploring the causal link between households and government spending on education across different countries.

Area of Interest

Theoretical Econometrics (Econometrics Methods, Structural Equation Modelling,
Asymptotic Theory and Simulations, Quantitative Foundation for Econometrics).
Applied Econometrics (Panel Data Analysis, Time Series Methods, Research Methods,
Forecasting, Financial Econometrics)

MSc Economics, (2012), MPhil Econometrics (2015), PhD Econometrics (2022)

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Contribution to PIDE Research

The Three-Year Political Term: Benefits, Challenges, and Staggered Elections in Focus

January 2024

A call for change and development

November 2023

A biased index?

September 2023

Is Corruption Perception Index Biased? An Ethnicity Based Analysis

September 2023

The Biased Nature of the Corruption Perception Index

July 2023

Energy measures in the budget

July 2023

The Impact of Railway Development on Economic Growth through CPEC

April 2023

The challenge of analysis paralysis

March 2023

An eye on foreign direct investment in Pakistan

January 2023

Political Dynasties and Electoral System in Pakistan

January 2023

E-Court System: A Dire Need

January 2023

The Other Side Of Social Media

December 2022

Land Titles in Punjab – Overview, Problems and Suggestions

December 2022

The question of democracy

November 2022

Railways Ticketing System

August 2022

Barriers to work opportunities

August 2022

Housing, Housing! (Discourse Vol 3, Issue 3)

The Role of Arthi in Agriculture Marketing: an exploiter or facilitator of farmers?

May 2022

Cash poor, perk rich government officials

April 2022

No space for the youth

March 2022

Housing, Housing (Daily Times)

March 2022