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Naved Hamid

Naved Hamid is the Director at CREB and Professor of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics. His research interests are in the broad areas of growth and development, industry and trade, political economy and economic policy. Naved is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the State Bank of Pakistan, the Advisory Committee of the Pakistan Planning Commission and Country Co-Director, Pakistan, International Growth Centre (IGC). He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, the Governing Council of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the Punjab Chief Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and the Advisory Panel of Economists (and Chair of the Working Group on Export Competitiveness and Growth Strategy) for the Tenth Five Year People’s Plan, constituted by the Pakistan Planning Commission. He was previously the Principal Economist at the South Asia Regional Department at the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and Associate Professor at the Punjab University.


Journal Articles

Are Agricultural Markets in the Punjab Technically Efficient? (with Fatima Arshad and Mahniya Zafar), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol 25(1), 2020

Exchange Rate Management and Economic Growth: A Brewing Crisis in Pakistan (with Azka Sarosh Mir), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.73-110, 2017

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Digital Economy (with Faizan Kalid), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.273-312, 2016

Pakistan: A Case of Premature Deindustrialization? (with Maha Khan), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.107-141, 2015

The Textiles and Garments Sector: Moving up the Value Chain (with Ijaz Nabi and Rafia Zafar), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.283-306, 2014

Patterns of Export Diversification, Evidence from Pakistan (with Hamna Ahmed), The Lahore Journal of Economics, SE Vol. 19, 307-326, 2014

The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Pakistan’s Trade with China and Other Neighbors (with Sarah Hayat), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.271-292, 2012

Financing Constraints; Determinants and Implications for Firm Growth in Pakistan (with Hamna Ahmed), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol. 16, 2011

Rethinking Pakistan’s Development Strategy, The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp. 47-62, 2008

Private Finance Companies in LDCs: Lessons from an Experiment (with Ijaz Nabi), World Development, 17:8, pp. 128-1297, 1989

Role of Small Scale Industries in Employment Generation: Some Basic Issues (with Ijaz Nabi),Pakistan Economic and Social Review, XXII: 1-2, pp. 43-64, 1984

Growth of Small Scale Industry Pakistan Economic and Social Review, XXI: 1-2, pp.37-76, 1983

Dispossession and Differentiation of the Peasantry, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 10:1, pp.52-72, 1982

Alternative Development Strategies, Monthly Review, 26:5, pp. 31-52, 1974

Regional Inequalities and Capitalist Development (with Akmal Hussain),Pakistan Economic and Social Review, XII: 3, pp. 255-88, 1974

The Burden of Capitalist – A Study of Real Wages and Consumption, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, XII: 1, pp. 46-70, 1974

Preconditions for Successful Implementation of the People’s Work Programme, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, X: 1, pp.43-62, 1972

Pakistan’s Economic System – A Stage of Transition (with Rashid Amjad), Pakistan Economic and Social Review, IX: 1-2, pp.47-79, 1971

Book Chapters

Exports: Lessons from the Past and the Way Forward (with Hamna Ahmed and Mahreen Mahmud), Rashid Amjad and Shahid Javed Burki (Eds.), Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward, Cambridge University Press, 2015

Migrant Remittances to South Asia: Determinants and Effect on Growth (with Mahreen Mahmud), R M. K. Mujeri, & M. Wahiduddin (Eds.), Adjusting to Global Economic Volatility. The Case of South Asia. New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2014

Economic Environment in Asia for Investment (with Naomi Chakwin), Douglas Brooks, Colin Foy and Charles Oman (Eds.), Investing in Asia, Paris: Development Center of the OECD, 1997

Industrial Incentive Structure: A Need for Reform, Anjum Nasim (Ed.), Financing Pakistan’s Development in the 1990s, LUMS and Oxford University Press, 1992

Industry and Trade Chapter, William E. James and Subroto Roy (Eds.), Foundations of Pakistan’s Political Economy – Towards an agenda for the 1990s, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1992

Pakistan Country Chapter (with Ijaz Nabi and Anjum Nasim), Anne Kruger, Maurice Schiff and Alberto Valdez (Eds.) The Political Economy of Agriculture Pricing Policy Volume 2, World Bank & John Hopkins University Press, 1991

The Aid Partnership in Pakistan, (with I. Nabi), in Transitions in Development: The Role of Aid and Commercial Flows, edited by U. Lele & I. Nabi. International Center for Economic Growth, 1991

Agricultural Growth and Economic Development: The Case of Pakistan (with Wouter Tims), Working Paper, OECD Development Center, 1990

Other Publications

Microcredit and microsaving for microenterprises in Pakistan (with Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Simon Quinn), Blog post: International Growth Center, 2015

A Strategy for Reversing Pakistan’s Dismal Export Performance (with Hamna Ahmed, Mahreen Mahmud and Talal ur Rahim), CREB Policy Paper, No. 01-10, 2010

South Asia: A Development Strategy for the Information Age Report on the South Asia Department Annual Conference, Manila, Conference report: Asian Development Bank, A Report on the South Asia Department Economists' Annual Conference, 2006

Asian Cities in the 21st Century: Contemporary Approaches to Municipal Management, 5 Volumes (Conference Proceedings, Editor), ADB 1997 to 2001

From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach (with Pradumna B. Rana), Oxford University Press, 1995

Exchange Rate Reform in Pakistan (with Javed Hamid), Geoffrey lamb, Rachel Weaving (Eds.), Managing Policy reform in the real world – Asian experiences, World Bank EDI Seminar Series, 1992

Wheat storage policy in Pakistan: implications of price policy and production instability (with Thomas C. Pinckney, Marshall Klaus, Alberto Valdes), IFPRI 1988

The Wheat economy of Pakistan: setting and prospects (withThomas C. Pinckney, Suzanne Gnaegy, Alberto Valdes), IFPRI Project Paper, 1987

Agrarian Economy of Pakistan (with Anjum Nasim and Ijaz Nabi), Oxford University Press, 1986

Presentations at Conferences

Economic Growth, Structural Change and Competitiveness in India and Pakistan since the 1960s – Performance Reversal and Lessons for Development Policy (with Fatima Arshad and Fatima Tanveer), Fifteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2019

Marketing, Price and Trade Reforms Needed for a More Diverse and Dynamic Agriculture (with Mahniya Zafar) Fourteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2018