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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

Contact Me 

0519248035

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Contribution to PIDE Research

Transports and Logistics (Policy)

June 2024
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Amidst the what, how, when to privatize

April 2024
Author : Saba Anwar
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Parliament – A house to serve the national interest?

April 2024
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Transports and Logistics

April 2024
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Batala Engineering Company (BECO): A Tragic Story of Plummet from the Apex

March 2024
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Products of Inflation: Shrinkflation and Skimpflation

November 2022
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Nudging Pakistan Railways (Discourse Vol 1, Issue 2)

August 2022
Author : Saba Anwar
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Track Access Regime: The International Practices And Pakistan Railways (Discourse Vol 1, Issue 2)

August 2022
Author : Saba Anwar
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Nudging Pakistan Railways (PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 71:2022)

May 2022
Author : Saba Anwar
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SME Sector in Pakistan: Mapping the Policy Framework, Opportunities and Constraints

February 2022
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The Spatial Effects of Road Infrastructure on Employment in Pakistan: Quantifying the Role of Complementary Factors (Article)

December 2021
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Track Access Regime: The International Practices and Pakistan Railways (PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 47:2021)

December 2021
Author : Saba Anwar
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Will 5G Be a Game Changer For Pakistan – Are We Ready?

August 2021
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Internet for All (PIDE Policy Viewpoint 26:2021)

July 2021
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Sindh

Author : Saba Anwar
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BUDGET 2021-22: Highlights and Commentary

June 2021
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Historical Trends in Expenditure

Author : Saba Anwar
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Doing Taxes Better: Simplify, Open and Grow Economy (P & R Vol.1 Issue 3)

December 2020
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Pakistan Railways – Why not on Rails?

December 2020

Retail Sector – Shared Growth through E Commerce

November 2020
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The Gas System In Pakistan

July 2020
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Doing Taxes Better: Simplify, Open And Grow Economy (PIDE Policy Viewpoint 17:2020)

July 2020
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Doing Taxes Better: Simplify, Open and Grow Economy (Vol. 59 No.1-2020)

January 2020
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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

Electricity Demand in Pakistan: A Nonlinear Estimation

December 2013
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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
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Pide Business Barometer 04

November 2008

Pide Business Barometer 03

June 2008

Pide Business Barometer 01

March 2007