Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Saba Anwar
Senior Research Economist

About Me 

I have extensive policy oriented research and teaching experience at PIDE. My recent work is more focused on taxation, state owned enterprises, transport, logistics, economics of internet, and impact evaluation. I have received research grants through CPEC Centre of Excellence, Research for Social Transformation and advancement (RASTA) and Pakistan Business Council.
I have been associated with University of Cardiff as visiting research fellow on International Research Support Initiative Program. Courses in Macroeconomics is my linkage with the academia. I have also been associated with South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) and is founding member of CPEC center of Excellence.

Area of Interest

Transport Economics, Impact Evaluation

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Contribution to PIDE Research

Products of Inflation: Shrinkflation and Skimpflation

Nudging Pakistan Railways

August 2022

Track Access Regime: The International Practices And Pakistan Railways

August 2022

Nudging Pakistan Railways

May 2022

SME Sector in Pakistan: Mapping the Policy Framework, Opportunities and Constraints

February 2022

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

December 2021

Track Access Regime: The International Practices and Pakistan Railways

December 2021

Will 5G Be a Game Changer For Pakistan – Are We Ready?

August 2021

Internet for All

July 2021

BUDGET 2021-22: Highlights and Commentary

June 2021

Historical Trends in Expenditure

Doing Taxes Better: Simplify, Open and Grow Economy

December 2020

Pakistan Railways – Why not on Rails?

December 2020

Retail Sector – Shared Growth through E Commerce

November 2020

The Gas System In Pakistan

July 2020

Doing Taxes Better: Simplify, Open And Grow Economy

July 2020

Doing Taxes Better: Simplify, Open and Grow Economy

January 2020

Minhas Majeed Khan, et al. (eds.). China-Pakistan Economic Corridor—A Game Changer. Islamabad, Pakistan: Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). 2016. iii+164 Pages. Pak Rupees 500.00 (Hardback).

February 2017

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and CPEC: Background, Challenges and Strategies

January 2017

Electricity Demand in Pakistan: A Nonlinear Estimation

December 2013

Pide Business Barometer 10

August 2012

Rob Tripp. Biotechnology and Agricultural Development: Transgenic Cotton, Rural Institutions and Resource-poor Farmers. (Shorter Notices-2009-2)

May 2009

Pide Business Barometer 04

November 2008

Pide Business Barometer 03

June 2008

Pide Business Barometer 01

March 2007