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Omer Siddique

Senior Research Economist

About Me 

I am an experienced economics researcher, with over 20 years of experience in policy-relevant research. I have an M.Phil. degree in economics from New School University, New York City, USA. I work at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), which is a premier policy think tank in Pakistan. My main areas of interest are economic growth and development, productivity and its drivers, and the history of economic thought. I have also dabbled in the methodology of economics.

Area of Interest

Economic Growth, Total Factor Productivity, History of Economic Thought

Area of Specialization:
Microeconomics, Development Economics, History of Economic Thought

Education:

Ph.D. (in prog.) The New School University, New York, USA
MPhil The New School University, New York, USA
M.Phil., Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad,
M.Sc., Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad,

Contact Me 

0519248149

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Can Domestic Trade be the Engine of Pakistan’s Growth?

January 2024
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/discourse-2023-06-52-can-domestic-trade-be-the-engine-of-pakistans.pdf

Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Five-Decade Overview (Article)

February 2023
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2022/583-601.pdf

Sectoral Total Factor Productivity In Pakistan

January 2023
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/rr-057-sectoral-total-factor-productivity-in-pakistan.pdf

Land Titles in Punjab – Overview, Problems and Suggestions

December 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/kb-091-land-titles-in-punjab-overview-problems-and-suggestions.pdf

Parental Tobacco Smoking And Child Malnutrition

September 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/wp-0225-parental-tobacco-smoking-and-child-malnutrition.pdf

Parental Smoking And Child Health

September 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/rr-052-parental-smoking-and-child-health.pdf

Opportunities for Firms to Grow (Panel Discussion)

August 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2022/130-133.pdf

The Determinants of Total Factor Productivity Growth in Pakistan: An Exploration

May 2022
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/wp-0215-the-determinants-of-total-factor-productivity-growth-in-pakistan-an-exploration.pdf

Social Science Research: Do We Need to Dig Deeper?

April 2022
Author : Omer Siddique

Balochistan: The Unrealised Potential

February 2022
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/kb-054-balochistan-the-unrealised-potential.pdf

Interview with Dr Paul Dorosh

October 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/uploads/par-vol2i10-04-interview-with-dr-paul-dorosh.pdf

Cash Poor, Perk Rich! Civil Service Compensation: Incentives, Dissatisfaction, And Costs

June 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdf/reports/Civil-Service-Compensation-Report.pdf

Rethinking Public Investment for Pro-Poor Growth (Development Dialogue)

May 2021
Author : Omer Siddique

The Sugar Industry Of Pakistan – Understanding Structural And Regulatory Underpinnings Of The Current Sugar Crisis

April 2021

Switch, Reduce, OR Quit: How Do Smokers Respond to Tobacco Tax Increases in Pakistan?

April 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/rr-042-switch-reduce-or-quit-how-do-smokers-respond-to-tobacco-tax-increases-in-pakistan.pdf

The Economic Cost of Tobacco-Induced Diseases in Pakistan

April 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/rr-041-the-economic-cost-of-tobacco-induced-diseases-in-pakistan.pdf

UNDERSTANDING THE GENERATIONAL ECONOMY IN PAKISTAN

March 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/par-vol2i3-09-understanding-the-generational-economy-in pakistan.pdf

Policy-making by Understanding the Generational Economy

January 2021
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2021/93-97.pdf

How To Make Pensions Less Burdensome For The Government?

December 2020
Author : Omer Siddique

Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Five Decade Overview (P & R Vol.1 Issue 3)

December 2020
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/par-vol1i3-23-total-factor-productivity-and-economic-growth.pdf

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

November 2020
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/par-vol1i2-08-petroleum-retail-outlets-in-pakistan.pdf

The Sugar Industry Of Pakistan—Understanding Structural And Regulatory Underpinnings Of The Current Sugar Crisis

July 2020
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/kb-012-the-sugar-industry-of-pakistan.pdf

Pensions, Aging of Population, and Fiscal Situation in Pakistan

May 2020
Author : Omer Siddique

The Economic Analysis Of Law In Pakistan (PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 6:2020)

May 2020
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/kb-006-the-economic-analysis-of-law-in-pakistan.pdf

National Transfer Accounts for PakistanEstimating the Generational Economy for Pakistan

March 2020
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/rr-034-national-transfer-accounts-for-pakistan.pdf

Aspirations and Behaviour: Future in the Mindset The Link between Aspiration Failure and the Poverty Trap

January 2020
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/wp-0184-aspirations-and-behaviour-future-in-the-mindset-the-link-between-aspiration-failure-and-the-poverty-trap.pdf

Total Factor Productivity and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Five Decade Overview

January 2020
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpideresearch/wp-0182-total-factor-productivity-and-economic-growth-in-Pakistan-a-five-decade-overview.pdf

The Economic Analysis of Law in Pakistan (Vol. 59 No.1-2020)

January 2020
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2020/121-127.pdf

Paul Collier. The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties.London, UK: Allen Lane. 2018. 256 pages. Price UK £ 20.00(Hardback).

May 2018
Author : Omer Siddique
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2018/373-374.pdf

Exploring the Structure and Performance of Petroleum RetailOutlets in Pakistan

May 2018
QR Code https://file.pide.org.pk/pdfpdr/2018/223-247.pdf

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

November 2017

Sung-Hee Jwa. A General Theory of Economic Development—Towards a Capitalist Manifesto. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2017. x+215 pages. Price UK £ 67.50 (Hardback).

November 2017
Author : Omer Siddique