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Usman Qadir

Senior Research Economist

About Me 

Over 20 years of experience as a research economist with strong skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis of trade and industry issues in developing economies and their political economy dimensions. Highly versed in using econometric and statistical analysis techniques and possessing strong conceptualization skills. Extensive knowledge of trade and competitiveness issues related to Pakistan’s economy particularly in the current economic scenario. Strong project management skills with experience in setting up, collaborating on and working on large research projects involving quantitative and qualitative based analysis and interacting with national and international organizations, government departments in Pakistan and the region. Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment with teams from diverse backgrounds.

Area of Interest

Late Industrialization, Political Economy, Technology Acquisition, Automobile Industry

Area of Specialization:
Institutional economics and political economy, late industrialization, regional trading agreements, international economics and industrial organization

Education:

PhD (2015)
PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK.
M.A., American University, Washington D.C., USA.

Contact Me 

0519248061

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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Contribution to PIDE Research

PIDE Commentary: PM’s Committee on Ease of Doing Business

June 2024
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Auto industry

May 2024
Author : Usman Qadir
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Revitalising Pakistan’s Industrial Sector: A Roadmap for Resilience and Innovation

January 2024
Author : Usman Qadir
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The research and development imperative for businesses

October 2023
Author : Usman Qadir
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Engineering Horizons: Unraveling the State of Industry in Pakistan

August 2023
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The scourge of ‘ON’

February 2023
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The Issue of Own Money (Policy)

November 2022
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Evolving Patterns of Pakistan’s Import Demand

August 2022
Author : Usman Qadir
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Pakistan’s Income Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022 aka “Industrial Policy Package”

May 2022
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The Nuisance of Own Money in Automobile Purchases (Commentary)

December 2021
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Increasing Space For Investment & Entrepreneurship Through Reducing The Footprint Of Government On The Economy In Pakistan

November 2021
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The Issue of Own Money

November 2021
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The Nuisance of Own Money in Automobile Purchases

October 2021
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Inviting FDI: Is Pakistan an Attractive Destination?

August 2021
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JUDICIAL SYSTEM Will case management help?

February 2021
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Judging the judges: Dynamics of the Pakistani system of justice delivery (P & R Vol.2 Issue 2)

February 2021
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Our Need for a National Tariff Policy

November 2020
Author : Usman Qadir
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Cascading Tariffs Are Not A Magic Pill for Pakistan

November 2020
Author : Usman Qadir
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Competitive Import Substitution: Can Industry be Protected in Pakistan

November 2020
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Judging The Judges: Dynamics Of The Pakistani System Of Justice Delivery

July 2020
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Case Management As An Approach To Improve Judicial Performance

July 2020
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National Tariff Policy 2019 24

April 2020
Author : Usman Qadir
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Analysing the National Tariff Policy

January 2020
Author : Usman Qadir
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Food Insecurity in Pakistan – Status and Plausible Causes

November 2019

Vulnerability in Food Supply and Food Access—Evidence from ECO Region 

November 2019
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Competitiveness in Pakistan: A Case Study of the ICT Industry

September 2019
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Pakistan’s Automotive Industry: A Case of Stalled Development 

July 2016
Author : Usman Qadir
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