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

  • Kashif Munir and Nimra Riaz. (2019). “Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability in South Asian Countries”, Hacienda Publica Espanola/Review of Public Economics (ISI=SSCI & Scopus) – (DOI: 7866/HPE-RPE.19.1.1).
  • Kashif Munir and Maryam Sultan. (2019). “Export Competitiveness with Border Sharing Countries: An Assessment of Pakistan”, Competitiveness Review (ISI=ESCI & Scopus), 29(2) – (DOI: 10.1108/CR-08-2017-0046).
  • Kashif Munir. (2018). “Dynamic Effects of Monetary Policy on Output and Prices in Pakistan: A Disaggregate Analysis”, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (ISI=SSCI & Scopus), 23(1): 99-118.
  • Kashif Munir and Shahzad Arshad. (2018). “Factor Accumulation and Economic Growth in Pakistan: Incorporating Human Capital”, International Journal of Social Economics (ISI=ESCI & Scopus), 45(3): 480-491.
  • Kashif Munir and Zanib Javid. (2018). “Export Composition and Economic Growth: Evidence from South Asian Countries”, South Asian Journal of Business Studies (ISI=ESCI & Scopus), 7(2): 225-240.
  • Kashif Munir and Maryam Sultan. (2018). “Are Some Taxes Better for Growth in Pakistan? A Time Series Analysis”, International Journal of Social Economics (ISI=ESCI & Scopus) 45(10): 1439-1452.
  • Kashif Munir and Ayesha Ameer. (2018). “Effect of Economic Growth, Trade Openness, Urbanization, and Technology on Environment of Asian Emerging Economies”, Management of Environmental Quality (ISI=ESCI & Scopus) – 29(6): 1123-1134.
  • Kashif Munir and Nisma Riffat Mehmood. (2018). “Exploring the Channels and Impact of Debt on Economic Growth: Evidence from South Asia”, South Asia Economic Journal (Scopus & ABDC=C) – 19(2), 171-191.
  • Kashif Munir and Maryam Sultan. (2017). “Bilateral Export and Import Determinants and Potential of Pakistan: A Gravity Model Approach”, Applied Economics Quarterly (Scopus & ABDC=B), 63(4), 369-389.
  • Kashif Munir and Maryam Sultan. (2017). “Macroeconomic Determinants of Income Inequality in India and Pakistan”, Theoretical and Applied Economics (ABDC=C), 24(4): 109-120.
  • Faisal Ali, Ruchin Jain, Liaqat Ali, and Kashif Munir. (2017). “The Effects of Quality Practices on the Performance Measurement of Business Management”, Journal of Advanced Management Science, 5(6), 440-444.
  • Kashif Munir and Abdul Qayyum. (2014) “Measuring the Effects of Monetary Policy in Pakistan: A Factor Augmented Vector Autoregressive Approach”, Empirical Economics (ISI=SSCI & Scopus), 46(3): 843-864.
  • Muhammad Javid and Kashif Munir. (2010). “The Price Puzzle and Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Pakistan: Structural Vector Autoregressive Approach”, The Pakistan Development Review (HEC=X & ABDC=C), 49(4): 449-460.
  • Kashif Munir and Nimra Riaz. (2019). “Macroeconomic Effects of Fiscal Policy in Pakistan: A Disaggregate Analysis”, Applied Economics (ISI=SSCI & Scopus) –
  • Kashif Munir and Ayesha Ameer. (2019). “Nonlinear Effect of FDI, Economic Growth, and Industrialization on Environmental Quality: Evidence from Pakistan”, Management of Environmental Quality (ISI=ESCI & Scopus) –
  • Kashif Munir. (2018). “Effectiveness of Monetary Policy on Money and Credit in Pakistan”, Contemporary Economics (ISI=ESCI & Scopus) –
  • “Regional Disparity and Decentralization in Pakistan: A Decomposition Analysis”, Working Paper 2017, MPRA Paper No. 83444.
  • “Size of the Government, Quality of Institutions and Growth in SAARC Countries”, Working Paper 2013, MPRA Paper No. 49524.
  • “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 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 3, No.2, 2011 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 3, No.1, 2011 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.4, 2010 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.3, 2010 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.2, 2010 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Inflation Expectations Survey Vol. 2, No.1, 2010 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • PIDE Monetary Policy Viewpoint, October 2010 (a project funded by PIDE)
  • Cost of Conflict in Pakistan (a project funded by DFID, 2009)
  • Updated a book “Management of the Pakistan’s Economy 1947-84” (a project funded by PIDE, 2009)

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