Nimra Riaz

Nimra Riaz

Research Associate

Ms. Nimra Riaz has done MPhil Economics from the University of Central Punjab. She has researched and published in the area of fiscal policy, macroeconomic stability, and public policy. Her research has been published in the leading academic journals such as Review of Public Economics, and Applied Economics among others. She has excellent command on econometric packages such as Stata, Eviews, Matlab, and SPSS.

  • Monetary Economics

Education

M.Phil. – Economics
University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

BS. Honors (Equivalent to Masters) – Economics
Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Intermediate – FSC Pre – Medical
Government College for Women Burewala.

Matriculation – Science Group
Tabindah Model High School Burewala.

Experience

University of Central Punjab January 2017 to date

Duties and Responsibilities:
My duties and responsibilities include:
• To devise methods and procedures for obtaining data
• To understand the various statistical techniques for the analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative data
• To create, as well as used, various econometric modelling techniques to develop forecasts by using SPSS, STATA, Eviews, matlab.
• To understand and interpret the data of major macro and microeconomic projects
• To analyze data to test the effectiveness of current policies, products or services and advising on the suitability of alternative courses of action and the allocation of scarce resources
• To explain research methodology and justifying conclusions drawn from research data
• To provide economic advice to a range of stakeholders
• To evaluate past and present economic issues and trends
• To write various technical and non-technical reports on economic trends and forecasts to inform the press and public
• To deliver numerous oral and visual presentations, which non-economist audiences must be able to understand thoroughly in order to inform decisions
• To work on QEC reports
• To assist in other administrative task
• To assist in the creation of scientific publications and technical reports by providing research support for senior staff
• To maintain files to document work performed, including calculations, spreadsheets, memoranda, references, reviewer comments, etc

Ammanah Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance September 2016 to December 2016

Duties and Responsibilities:
My duties and responsibilities include:
• To collect data on consumers, competitors and market place and consolidate information into actionable items, reports and presentations
• To understand business objectives and design surveys to discover prospective customers’ preferences
• To compile and analyze statistical data using modern and traditional methods to collect it
• To perform valid and reliable market research SWOT analysis
• To Interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendations
• To use online market research and catalogue findings to databases
• To Provide competitive analysis on various companies’ market offerings, identify market trends, pricing/business models, sales and methods of operation
• To Evaluate program methodology and key data to ensure that data on the releases are accurate and the angle of the release is correct
• To Remain fully informed on market trends, other parties researches and implement best practices

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry June 2013 to August 2013

Duties and Responsibilities:
My duties and responsibilities include:
• To make presentations to senior management, product managers, dealers and other business units
• Strong work ethic with demonstrated success as both a self-starter and working collaboratively within a diverse team environment
• To work within the Economics team to ensure the accuracy of economic data, maintain and develop econometric models used in the forecasting procedure
• To make recommendations for adjustments to increase strategy and system value based on model refinements
• To develop and maintain a national network of colleagues in the academic community in order to exchange ideas and stay abreast of emerging trends
• To work closely with project managers to optimize the economic value of projects while ensuring that the analysis are prepared timely and to the right quality
• To prepare WEDRC reports

Publications and Research

  • “Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability in South Asian Countries” Review of Public Economics (Accepted for Publication).
  • “Macroeconomic Effects of Fiscal Policy in Pakistan: A Disaggregate Analysis” Economic Modelling (Under Review)
  • “Macroeconomic Effects of Exogenous Fiscal Policy Shocks in Pakistan ; A Disaggregate SVAR Analysis” Applied Economics(Under Review)
  • “Dynamics of Inflation and Inflation Uncertainty in Pakistan”, Pakistan Business Review(Under Review)
  • “Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomic Flux and Inflation Volatility in Pakistan”, Pakistan Economic and Social Review (Under Review)
  • “Macroeconomic Determinants of Saving in South Asia: Evidence of Panel ARDL”, South Asian Journal of Management Sciences (Under Review)
  • “Impact of Demographic and Macroeconomic Variables on Private Saving in Pakistan”, Pakistan Business Review (Under Reviewed)
  • “Remittances and Exchange Rate Volatility Nexus in Pakistan” (In Progress)
  • “Effect of Exchange Rate on Remittances in Pakistan: A NLARDL Approach”(In Progress)
  • “Inflation and Remittances Volatility Nexus in Pakistan” (In Progress)
  • “Effect of Exchange Rate on Inflation in Pakistan: A NLARDL Approach”(In Progress)
  • “Impact of Disaggregate Energy Consumption on Environment in Europe” (In Progress)
  • “Impact of Disaggregate Energy Consumption on Environment in South Asia: Evidence from Non-linear ARDL” (In Progress)
  • Working Paper on Impact of Islamic Banking on Economic Growth
  • Working Paper on Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Banking Sector of Pakistan.
  • Working Paper on Impact of Agglomeration on Wages of labor market

Training and Workshop

  • Participating training workshop on “Facilitating Research through UCP Library Tools on September 25, 2018” at University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Participating in “Faculty Development Program from September 5 to 10, 2018” at University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Participated in “Faculty Development Program from August 8 to 12, 2017” at University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 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 workshop of importance of Islamic banking in the region in Punjab University.
  • Participated in the training of SPSS techniques and measurement analysis in University of Central Punjab.

Honors and Award

  • Scholarship at Matriculation Level
  • Scholarship in every semester at M.Phil. level.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft office World and Excel
  • Statistical Packages: Matlab, Eviews, STATA, SPSS

Nimra.riaz1@ucp.edu.pk
+92-42-35880007 Ext:
Faculty of Economics, University of Central Punjab