Dr. Kashif Munir

Dr. Kashif Munir

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Dr. Munir holds PhD degree in Economics from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), which prepared him to perform rigorous research as well as to think out of the box and provide practical solutions to the stake holders to eradicate socioeconomic challenges faced by the society. Prior to that, Dr. Munir was awarded Master’s in Economics from University of the Punjab. He started his career as a researcher at PIDE and work on various projects funded nationally and internationally. With keen interest in the management of Pakistan’ Economy, he prepared various policy briefs. In 2013, he switched to academia and worked as Associate Professor of Economics in University of Central Punjab, and strengthens the research culture in the department.
He supplemented his career with teaching, research, project management, and administration at prestigious national and international institutions. His research interests lie in macroeconomics, development economics, econometrics, public policy, and governance with expertise in large data sets and analysis. He has published various research articles for renowned national and international journals and conferences.

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Research Methods in Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Applied Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis

Work Experience



University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan

Associate Professor – Department of Economics, FA&SS (Full-time)
My duties and responsibilities include:

  • To teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • To do policy oriented research
  • To coordinate with other departments
  • To manage all the affairs of the department
  • To purpose new courses
  • To design new programs
  • To evaluate the programs each year and provide solutions for improvement
  • To define annual goals and targets of the department
  • To represent the department at all the formal and informal forums


AMA International University, Bahrain

Assistant Professor – CAFS (Full-time)
My duties and responsibilities include:

  • To teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • To do policy oriented research


University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan

Associate Professor – Department of Economics, FA&SS (Full-time)
My duties and responsibilities include:

  • To teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • To do policy oriented research
  • To coordinate with other departments
  • To design new programs
  • To evaluate the programs each year and provide solutions for improvement


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad

Staff Economist – Macro Division (Full-time)
My primary role was to conduct policy oriented research which helps the masses and lead to the path of sustainable development i.e.

  • Recommendations to government,  central bank, and other stake holders
  • To prepare policy briefs
  • To provide monthly review of the economy
  • Additional charge of Deputy Director QEC PIDE


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad

Deputy Director – Quality Enhancement Cell (Full-time)
To ensure the quality of education and research on the parameters which were described by the Higher Education Commission. Followings were the responsibilities:

  • Coordination and recommendations to departments for improvements
  • Annual and quarterly progress reports
  • Annual programs and plans
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Capacity building
  • Organize trainings and seminars


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad

Staff Economist – Monetary Policy Division (Full-time)
My role was to conduct policy oriented research which helps the masses and lead to the path of sustainable development i.e.

  • Recommendations to government,  central bank, and other stake holders
  • To prepare policy briefs
  • To provide monthly review of the economy


Preston University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Visiting Faculty (Part-time)
My role includes the following:

  • To teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • To supervise the graduate and undergraduate students
  • To purpose new courses


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad

Teaching Assistant (Part-time)
To prepare class lectures, papers, assignments, quizzes and deliver the lectures as well. To discuss with students their weaknesses and to help them. I remain teaching assistant in the following courses:

  • Development: History, Theory and Policy MPhil Development Studies, PIDE Fall 2012
  • Globalization and Development  MPhil Development Studies, PIDE Spring 2012
  • Development: History, Theory and Policy MPhil Development Studies, PIDE Fall 2011
  • Management of the Pakistan Economy MSc Economics, PIDE   Fall 2010
  • Managerial Economics   MBA, PIDE    Fall 2009
  • Human Resource Development  PhD Economics, PIDE   Spring 2009
  • Statistics for Economics   PhD Economics, PIDE   Fall 2008
  • Business Economics    MBA, PIDE    Spring 2008
  • Statistics for Economics   PhD Economics, PIDE   Fall 2007

Education

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad

  • Ph.D., Economics

University of the Punjab, Lahore

  • M.A., Economics (Distinction)

University of the Punjab, Lahore

  • B.Sc., (Mathematics, Statistics and Economics)

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore

  • HSSC/Intermediate/F.Sc (Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences)

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Lahore

  • SSC/Matric (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

Publications, Reports and Other Works

  • “Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability in South Asian Countries”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 74247.
  • “Impact of Globalization on Income Inequality in Selected Asian Countries”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 74248.
  • “Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Sectoral Analysis”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 74569.
  • “Testing Wagner versus Keynesian Hypothesis for Pakistan: The Role of Aggregate and Disaggregate Expenditure”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 74570.
  • “Effect of Economic Growth, Trade, Openness, Urbanization, and Technology on Environment of Selected Asian Countries”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 74571.
  • “Dynamics of Twin Deficits in South Asian Countries”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 74571.
  • “Macroeconomic Determinants of Income Inequality in India and Pakistan”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 71519.
  • “Export Performance with Border Sharing Countries: An Assessment of Pakistan”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 69535.
  • “Impact of Export Composition on Economic Growth in South Asia”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 71519.
  • “Are Some Taxes Better for Growth in Pakistan? A time Series Analysis”, Working Paper 2016, MPRA Paper No. 68828.
  • “Export, Import and Total Trade Potential of Pakistan: A Gravity Model Approach”, Working Paper 2015, MPRA Paper No. 66621. (Applied Economics Quarterly– under review)
  • “The Impact of Educational and Gender Inequality on Income Inequality in South Asia”, Working Paper 2015, MPRA Paper No. 66661. (Journal of Developing Economies — under review)
  • “Exploring the Channels and Impact of Debt on Economic Growth in South Asia”, Working Paper 2015, MPRA Paper No. 66830. (South Asia Economic Journal — under review)
  • “Factor Accumulation and Economic Growth in Pakistan: Incorporating Human Capital”, Working Paper 2015, MPRA Paper No. 67012. (Journal of Social Economics — under review)
  • “Measuring the Effects of Monetary Policy in Pakistan: A Factor Augmented Vector Autoregressive Approach”, Empirical Economics 2014, 46(3): 843-864.
  • “Dynamic Effects of Monetary Policy on Output and Prices in Pakistan: A Disaggregate Analysis”, Journal of Asia Pacific Economy (accepted for publication).
  • “Size of the Government, Quality of Institutions and Growth in SAARC Countries”, Working Paper 2013, MPRA Paper No. 49524.
  • “The Price Puzzle and Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Pakistan: Structural Vector Autoregressive Approach”, The Pakistan Development Review 2010, 49(4): 449-460
  • “Impact of Stressors on the Performance of Employees”, Presented at 14th International Business Research Conference of World Business Institute, Dubai, 2011.
  • “The Price Puzzle and Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Pakistan: Structural Vector Autoregressive Approach”, Presented at 26th AGM of Pakistan Society of Development Economics, Islamabad, 2010.
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 4, No.1, 2012
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 3, No.2, 2011
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 3, No.1, 2011
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.4, 2010
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.3, 2010
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.2, 2010
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.1, 2010
  • PIDE Monetary Policy Viewpoint, October 2010
  • Updated a book “Management of the Pakistan’s Economy 1947-84”
  • Cost of Conflict in Pakistan (DFID Project)


Thesis Supervised

  • Ms. Nimra Riaz (2016) “Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability in South Asian Countries” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Kinza Mumtaz (2016) “Dynamics of Twin Deficits in South Asian Countries” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Mahnoor Bukhari (2016) “Impact of Globalization on Income Inequality in Asian Countries” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed) • Ms. Sana Nadeem (2016) “Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Sectoral Analysis” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Mr. Wajid Ali (2016) “Testing Wagner versus Keynesian Hypothesis for Pakistan: The Role of Macroeconomic Policies” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Ayesha Ameer (2016) “Effects of Economic Growth, Trade Openness, Urbanization, and Technology on Environment of Selected Asian Countries” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Zainab Javed (2016) “Impact of Export Composition on Economic Growth in South Asia” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Ayesha Kanwal (2015) “The Impact of Educational and Gender Inequality on Income Inequality in South Asia” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Maryam Sultan (2015) “Export, Import and Total Trade Potential of Pakistan: A Gravity Model Approach” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Nisma Riffat Mahmood (2015) “Exploring the Channels and Impact of Debt on Economic Growth in South Asia” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Mr. Shehzad Arshad (2015) “Factor Accumulation and Economic Growth in Pakistan: Incorporating Human Capital” MPhil Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)
  • Ms. Rubina Ghulam Nabi (2014) “Human Capital-Growth Nexus: Panel Evidence from Selected Asian Countries” MPhil Economics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabd, Pakistan. (Status: Completed)

Trainings and Workshops

  • Participated in “Faculty Development Program from August 8 to 12, 2016” at University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participated in “Workshop on Qualitative Research Practices from January 20 to 21, 2016” at University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Participated in “Summer Academy on Economic Growth and Governance of Natural Resources from July 20 to August 1, 2015” at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
  • Participated in “Faculty Development Program from September 2 to 4, 2013” at University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Participated in “8th Refresher Course on Public Economics from May 14 to June 8, 2012” at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India.
  • Participated in “Workshop on Program Outcomes, Identification and Assessment from April 10 to 11, 2012” at Higher Education Commission, Regional Centre, Lahore, Pakistan.

Conferences and Seminars

  •  Attended: 22nd ,23rd ,24th ,25th 26th ,27th,28th, 29th, and 30th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Pakistan
  • Attended: 14th International Business Research Conference of World Business Institute, Dubai, 2011
  • Weekly seminars at PIDE, Islamabad

Academic Contribution

  •  Member, Board of Studies, Department of Economics, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Since 2013)
  • Member, Academic Council, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Since 2013)
  • Research Coordinator (Focal Person), Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Since 2014)
  • Member, Graduate Research Committee, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Since 2015)
  • Member, Doctoral Committee, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Since 2015)

Computer Skills

  •  HTML, FORTRAN
  • Microsoft Windows: 98/2000/XP/VISTA/7/8/DOS, MS Office
  • Statistical Packages: Matlab, Eviews, Micro fit, J-Multi, Gretl, SPSS, Amos, Stata

Affiliations

  •  Member, Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad

Honors & Awards

  •  Teacher’s Punctuality Award, Fall 2012 Preston University, Islamabad
  • Teacher’s Punctuality Award, Fall 2011 Preston University, Islamabad
  • Teacher’s Efficiency Award, Fall 2011 Preston University, Islamabad
  • Merit scholarship in PhD in every semester
  • Distinction in MA Economics
  • Best student award in MA Economics
  • Assist Vice Chancellor of PIDE in research and teaching

Languages

  •  Urdu: Native
  • English: Advanced
  • Punjabi: Advanced
  • Arabic: Beginner

kashif.munir@ucp.edu.pk
042-35880007 Ext:120
University of central punjab Faculty of Economics