Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Karim Khan

Karim Khan

Associate Professor

About Me 

I am an associate professor at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). I have worked extensively on issues related to trade, migration, governance and institutions, conflict, and political economy besides others. I have published extensively on these issues in numerous national and international journals. Also, he is regularly contributing to media by publishing in the national dailies on policy relevant issues. Likewise, he is actively involved in collaborating work with organizations like World Bank, ILO, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, WTO besides various organizations of the government of Pakistan like HEC, CPEC Center of Excellence etc.

Area of Interest

Institutions & Political Economy, Market Regulations, Budgetary Framework

Area of Specialization:
Microeconomics, Game Theory, Institutional Economics


Ph.D. University of Siena, Siena, Italy
MPhil., Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
MA., University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Contact Me 


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Violent Conflict and Informal Institutions: Evidence from a Civil Conflict in Pakistan (Article)

August 2023

Recovering from Current Economic Woes

March 2023

Reforms In Pakistan: Where To Start

January 2023

Pakistan’s low investment conundrum

November 2022

Pakistan’s Structural Economic Woes

November 2022

Economic Prospects Amid Uncertainty

November 2022

Pakistan’s Floods Fiasco

Do the Surrogate States Deliver?

October 2022

Can we Prevent Domestic Violence?

October 2022

Post-Floods Rehabilitation

September 2022

Post-flood food crisis

September 2022

On the Economic Costs of Floods

September 2022

What Impedes Pakistani Exports?

August 2022

Market Regulations, Competition Policy and the Role of Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)

February 2022

What impedes our private sector

December 2021

Remittances and Healthcare Expenditures: Evidence from Pakistan (Article)

September 2021

SDG-8 and post-Covid Pakistan

July 2021

Mantra of inclusive development

July 2021

Budget: growth-debt trade-off 

June 2021

Too many regulations, not much competitiveness 

May 2021

Cost of sugar industry regulations 

May 2021

Disposal of Excess Food Regulation 2019: A Glaring Hope in Post-COVID Pakistan

January 2021

Pakistan Railways: Why not on Rails? A Revisit

December 2020

Banking, Finance And Economic Growth

July 2020

Disbursement efficiency

April 2020

COVID-19 pandemic: State-community coordination in policy response

April 2020

18th Amendment and deprivation

March 2020

Conflict and Religious Preferences: Evidence from a Civil Conflict in Pakistan 

January 2020

Entertaining Douglass North: Political Violence and Social Order 

January 2020

Volatility in Discretionary Public Spending and Economic Growth: A Cross Country Analysis

January 2020

The road to violence in Pakistan: inefficient conflict resolution mechanism and less accountability

December 2019

Dictatorships, Patronage and Public Good Provision: Some Empirics

November 2019

Moral Hazard, Monitoring and Punishment: Evidence from a Field Experiment

June 2019

Inequality and inter-provincial marginalisation in Pakistan 

April 2017

Authoritarian Regimes and Economic Development: An EmpiricalReflection

November 2016

Can We Solve the Issue of Poverty Without Solving the Issue of Conventional Economic Paradigm: A Critical Review

December 2015

Endogenous Institutional Change and Privileged Groups

September 2015

The Effects of Informational Framing on Charitable Pledges: Experimental Evidence from a Fund Raising Campaign

March 2015

Energy Intensity: A Decomposition Exercise for Pakistan

December 2014

The Demand for International Reserves: A Case Study of Pakistan

December 2005