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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

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

February 2023

Sectoral Total Factor Productivity In Pakistan

January 2023

Land Titles in Punjab – Overview, Problems and Suggestions

December 2022

Parental Tobacco Smoking And Child Malnutrition

September 2022

Parental Smoking And Child Health

September 2022

Opportunities for Firms to Grow (Panel Discussion)

August 2022

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

May 2022

Social Science Research: Do We Need to Dig Deeper?

April 2022

Balochistan: The Unrealised Potential

February 2022

Interview with Dr Paul Dorosh

October 2021

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

June 2021

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

May 2021

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

The Economic Cost of Tobacco-Induced Diseases in Pakistan

April 2021

UNDERSTANDING THE GENERATIONAL ECONOMY IN PAKISTAN

March 2021

Policy-making by Understanding the Generational Economy

January 2021

How To Make Pensions Less Burdensome For The Government?

December 2020

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

December 2020

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

November 2020

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

July 2020

Pensions, Aging of Population, and Fiscal Situation in Pakistan

May 2020

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

May 2020

National Transfer Accounts for PakistanEstimating the Generational Economy for Pakistan

March 2020

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

January 2020

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

January 2020

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

January 2020

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

May 2018

Exploring the Structure and Performance of Petroleum RetailOutlets in Pakistan

May 2018

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

Luc J. A. Mougeot (editor). Putting Knowledge to Work—Collaborating, Influencing, and Learning for International Development. (Shorter Notices-2017-3)

July 2017

The Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy. The State of the Economy Annual Report. Agriculture and Water. (Shorter Notices-2017-2)

April 2017

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

December 2016

Asian Development Bank (ADB). How Inclusive is Inclusive Business for Women—Examples from Asia and Latin America. Manilla, Philippines. (Shorter Notices-2016-2)

May 2016

Fiscal Consolidation and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Pakistan

May 2015

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Human Development Report 2013. The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. (Shorter Notices-2013-1)

March 2013

Kawai, Masahiro, Mario B. Lamberte, and Yung Chul Park (eds.). The Global Financial Crisis and Asia: Implications and Challenges. (Shorter Notices-2012-3)

September 2012

Macroeconomic Brief No. 3

April 2012

Openness and Economic Growth in Pakistan

December 2003