Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


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


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

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Contribution to PIDE Research

Revitalising Pakistan’s Industrial Sector: A Roadmap for Resilience and Innovation

January 2024

The research and development imperative for businesses

October 2023

Engineering Horizons: Unraveling the State of Industry in Pakistan

August 2023

The scourge of ‘ON’

February 2023

The Issue of Own Money (Policy)

November 2022

Evolving Patterns of Pakistan’s Import Demand

August 2022

Pakistan’s Income Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022 aka “Industrial Policy Package”

May 2022

The Nuisance of Own Money in Automobile Purchases (Commentary)

December 2021

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

November 2021

The Issue of Own Money

November 2021

The Nuisance of Own Money in Automobile Purchases

October 2021

Inviting FDI: Is Pakistan an Attractive Destination?

August 2021

JUDICIAL SYSTEM Will case management help?

February 2021

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

February 2021

Our Need for a National Tariff Policy

November 2020

Cascading Tariffs Are Not A Magic Pill for Pakistan

November 2020

Competitive Import Substitution: Can Industry be Protected in Pakistan

November 2020

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

July 2020

Case Management As An Approach To Improve Judicial Performance

July 2020

National Tariff Policy 2019 24

April 2020

Analysing the National Tariff Policy

January 2020

Food Insecurity in Pakistan – Status and Plausible Causes

November 2019

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

November 2019

Competitiveness in Pakistan: A Case Study of the ICT Industry

September 2019

Pakistan’s Automotive Industry: A Case of Stalled Development 

July 2016

Industrial Policy under Clientelist Political Settlements in Pakistan

April 2016

Technology Acquisition, Catching Up and Competitiveness in Pakistan 

February 2016

Paul Krugman. End This Depression Now! New York, USA: W. W. Norton & Company. 2012. 288 pages. U.S. $ 15.95

March 2013

S. A. OŜga. The Rate of Exchange and the Terms of Trade. New Brunswick, New Jersey / London: Aldine Transaction, 2008. 116 pages. Paperback. Price not given.

May 2008

Noureddine Berrah, Fei Feng, Roland Priddle, and Leiping Wang. Sustainable Energy in China: The Closing Window of Opportunity. (Shorter Notices-2007-2)

May 2007

Real Exchange Rate, Exports, and Imports Movements: A Trivariate Analysis

June 2005

Impact of Trade Reforms on Poverty

December 2000