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Ahmed Waqar Qasim

Senior Research Economist

About Me 

I am currently working on regulations and regulatory burdens on the economy. I am also trying the understand the dynamics of the real estate market in Pakistan and how regulations are affecting the market.

Area of Interest:
Regulations and Regulatory Impact Assessment. Lobbying and Special Interest Groups. Sludge

Education:

PhD

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0519248082

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Contribution to PIDE Research

PIDE Commentary: PM’s Committee on Ease of Doing Business

June 2024
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PIDE SLUDGE AUDIT VOL – 3

April 2024
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File Culture: A Crippling Affliction to the Real Estate Market

April 2024
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What Do We Know About The Online Freelancing Market In Pakistan

March 2024
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Firms and Technology Adoption: The Role of Political Institutions and Market Size (Article)

May 2023
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PIDE SLUDGE AUDIT VOL – 2

March 2023
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Regulatory Bodies: Hurting Growth And Investment

December 2022
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Build A Real Estate Market: Kill FBR And DC Rates

August 2022
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Opportunities: The Role of State (Panel Discussion)

August 2022
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Defeating the qabza mafia

July 2022
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The Real Estate Price Quandary: Issues and Way forward (Discourse Vol 3, Issue 3)

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Another Regulatory Authority – RERA

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The Real Estate Price Quandary: Issues and Way forward (PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 72:2022)

June 2022
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Availing of the Net-metering Facility: Impact of BOI’s reforms

May 2022
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PIDE SLUDGE AUDIT VOL – 1

April 2022
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Islamabad Real Estate Regulatory Authority: An Evaluation

February 2022
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Federal Public Service Commission Recruitment – PIDE Sludge Series

September 2021
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Internet Cable Installation – PIDE Sludge Series

September 2021
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Setting-Up a Pharmacy in Islamabad – PIDE Sludge Series

September 2021
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Setting-Up a Private School in Islamabad – PIDE Sludge Series

September 2021
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Trade License – PIDE Sludge Series

September 2021
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Construction Permit For High-Rise From Capital Development Authority, Islamabad

July 2021
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Residential Construction Permit From Capital Development Authority, Islamabad

July 2021
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Resolve to Revive Our Textile Sector

May 2021

Exploring the Structure and Performance of Petroleum Retail Outlets in Pakistan (P & R Vol.1 Issue 2)

November 2020
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Fiscal Consolidation and Economic Growth: Insights from the Case of Pakistan

November 2017

Exploring the Structure and Performance of Petroleum Retail Outlets in Pakistan (PIDE Working Papers No. 145)

December 2016
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Fiscal Consolidation and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Pakistan

May 2015
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