Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Uzma Zia

Senior Research Economist

About Me 

“I have been working with the public sector, academia, and a research institution since last 20 years. My current research and policy work focuses on Macro economic issues, trade & industrial organization, Policy & Development concerns (including key aspects of Agriculture, Project management & policy based project planning, investment, retail and commerce). I have an understanding of complexities involved in policy making and macro-economic issues. Having knowledge of different data sets I can work on market dynamics. Time to time I have been involved in teaching various subjects of Economics and trained students in research. I have supervised various MPhil level thesis. I contribute regularly to journals, conferences, policy briefs , knowledge briefs and blogs. I have rich experience of using/teaching statistical soft-wares and mentoring students. ”

Areas of interest
Trade, Markets, Policy & Competitiveness issues and Macroeconomic issues


“M.Sc Economics, 1997
International Islamic University Islamabad.

M.Phil Economics, 2010
PIDE, Islamabad.

Ph.D Economics
FUUAST, Islamabad Campus.

Contact Me 


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Impact of Export Financing Schemes on Export Performance Qualitative Approach

September 2023

Adoption of IPRs In Industrial Sector

January 2023

From Imports to Exports—An Achievement of Mobile Phone Industry (Policy)

December 2022

From Imports To Exports – An Achievement Of Mobile Phone Industry

August 2022

Business and Investment Issues in Pakistan

April 2022

LSM – Pakistan Steel Industry Outlook

November 2021

Interview with Dr Paul Dorosh

October 2021

Water Use Efficiency: Comparing Water Use Efficiency in Sugarcane and Cotton Production

October 2021

Pakistan Agriculture Crisis: Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector & COVID-19

October 2021

Pakistan Agriculture Crisis: Locust Outbreak & Rising Food Insecurity

October 2021

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

April 2021

Why SROs Seem Quite the Brainteaser for Pakistan’s External Sector (P & R Vol.2 Issue 2)

February 2021

Import and export policy orders and amendments through statutory regulatory orders (P & R Vol.2 Issue 2)

February 2021

Facilitating Pakistan’S Trade: TFA & National Trade Facilitation Bodies The Pakistan Nttfc

January 2021

Grand National Dialogue For Reforms

January 2021


December 2020

Why SROs Seem Quite the Brainteaser for Pakistan’s External Sector (Blog)

November 2020

Sugar Coated Sugar Crisis and Cartelization

November 2020

Retail Sector – Shared Growth through E Commerce

November 2020

Regulatory Structure of Key Markets in Pakistan

November 2020

Non-Tariff Measures in Pakistan

November 2020

Fact Sheet: A Glimpse of Tariffs in Pakistan

November 2020

Unravelling Water Use Efficiency in Sugarcane and Cotton Production in Pakistan (Vol. 59 No.2-2020)

October 2020

Import And Export Policy Orders And Amendments Through Statutory Regulatory Orders (PIDE Knowledge Brief No. 15:2020)

September 2020

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

July 2020

Pakistan’s New Tariff Policy – Long Overdue Strategy for the Future

February 2020

An Evidence of Diverging SAARC Economies

October 2019

Unravelling Water Use Efficiency In Sugarcane And Cotton Production In Pakistan (PIDE Policy Viewpoint 19:2020)

April 2019

Michael K. Connors, Rémy Davison, and Jörn Dosch. The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific. (Second edition). London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 2012. 274 pages. Price not given.

September 2011

Kemal Dervis, Masahiro Kawai, and Domenico Lombardi (eds.). Asia and Policymaking for the Global Economy. Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2011. 200 pages, USD 19.95.

May 2011

Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi. The Evolution of Development Policy: A Reinterpretation. Oxford University Press, 2010. 442 pages. Hardbound. Pak. Rs 995.00.

February 2010

Does Governance Contribute to Pro-poor Growth? Evidence from Pakistan (PIDE Working Papers 2009:52)

January 2009

Dimensions of Well-being and the Millennium Development Goals

December 2008

Governance and Pro-poor Growth: Evidence from Pakistan

December 2007

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

May 2007

International Competitiveness— Where Pakistan Stands? 

January 2007