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Nasir Iqbal

Nasir Iqbal

Associate Professor

About Me 

For the past fourteen years, I have worked in the areas of trade, governance, development and the design and implementation of social protection programs. I am currently an Associate Professor at PIDE. In the past, I led the research wing of Pakistan’s largest social protection program, BISP. I dealt with the design and implementation of macroeconomic models, socio-economic surveys, as well as quality assurance and data analysis of social protection programs.

Area of Interest:
Social Protection, Poverty and Migration

Area of Specialization:
Trade, Poverty, Governance, Design and Policy Specialist, Social Protection

Education:

PhD Economics, PIDE, Pakistan

Contact Me 

0519248085

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

A Manifesto for Reform

January 2024
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideinpress/pip-a-manifesto-for-reform.pdf

Message from Reformistan

January 2024
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideinpress/pip-message-from-reformistan.pdf

Enhancing Electoral Trust for Economic Stability

January 2024
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/discourse-2023-06-19-enhancing-electoral-trust-for-economic-stability.pdf

Fixing fiscal policy

September 2023
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideinpress/pip-fixing-fiscal-policy.pdf

Charter of power

July 2023
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideinpress/pip-charter-of-power.pdf

Path to prosperity: budget priorities

June 2023
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pip-path-to-prosperity-budget-priorities.pdf

Wheat Support Price: A Note for Policymakers (Policy)

May 2023
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2023/115-124.pdf

A Review of Accountability Systems: Learning from Best Practices (Policy)

February 2023
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2022/681-691.pdf

The Socio-economic Analysis of the Street Economy in the Twin Cities of Pakistan (Article)

December 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2022/335-363.pdf

A Review of Accountability Systems: Learning from Best Practices

September 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/kb-082-a-review-of-accountability-systems-learning-from-best-practices.pdf

Legalizing street business

August 2022
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pip-0386-legalizing-street-business.pdf

Evaluating the Short Run and Long Run Impacts of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Food-Seeking Behaviour: New Insights from BISP, Pakistan (Article)

August 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2022/85-102.pdf

Business of the street

July 2022
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pip-0369-business-of-the-street.pdf

Food Subsidies Programs In Pakistan: A Review

April 2022
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/kb-066-food-subsidies-programs-in-pakistan-a-review.pdf

Political economics

March 2022
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pip-0327-political-economics.pdf

Economics of Political Strikes

March 2022
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/blog-economics-of-political-strikes.pdf

A new economic model

January 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pip-0301-a-new-economic-model.pdf

Fiscal Federalism

December 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pip-0290-fiscal-federalism.pdf

The Spatial Effects of Road Infrastructure on Employment in Pakistan: Quantifying the Role of Complementary Factors (Article)

December 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/309-330.pdf
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/rr-050-the-state-of-poverty-in-pakistan-pide-report-2021-68-mb.pdf

Fiscal Federalism in Pakistan: Need for a Revisit

November 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/pv-34-fiscal-federalism-in-pakistan-need-for-a-revisit.pdf

Role of the Middleman & Neglected Aspects

October 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/par-vol2i10-12-role-of-the-middle-man-and-neglected-aspects.pdf

Education is key

October 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal

Employment policy

September 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal

Policy Framework for Vaccinating All

July 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/pv-29-policy-framework-for-vaccinating-all.pdf

Using Cash Transfer Programs to Get Children Back to School from Work

July 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/pv-28-using-cash-transfer-programs-to-get-children-back-to-school-from-work.pdf

Enrolment matters 

June 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal

COVID-19, Irregular Migration and Asymmetrical Dependency

May 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/wp-0204-covid-19-irregular-migration-and-asymmetrical-dependency.pdf

How To Address The Gender Gap In Pakistan?

April 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal

National Poverty Estimates 2018

April 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/par-vol2i4-05-national-poverty-estimates-2018.pdf

Let’s Have a New Discussion on Poverty Estimates (P & R Vol.2 Issue 4)

April 2021
Author : Nasir Iqbal
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/par-vol2i4-06-let’s-have-a-new-discussion-on-poverty-estimates.pdf

Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Wheat and Inflation (P & R Vol.2 Issue 4)

April 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/par-vol2i4-10-minimum-support-price-(msp)-of-wheat-and-inflation.pdf