Dr. Idrees Khawaja


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Dr. Idrees Khawaja has a MBA in Finance, PhD in Economics from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and Post Docs from University of Oxford and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He has also gone through training at Harvard University, USA in evidence based decision making. With 11 years of experience in Development Banking and 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Khawaja brings rich expertise to AUSOM. Prior to joining AUSOM he has been associated with the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and a number of Business Schools. He started his career as a Development Banker at the National Development Finance Corporation (NDFC) a premier financial institution of the country then. At NDFC he was involved in preparing the feasibility reports for the setting up large industrial projects which came to the bank to for financing. A crucial aspect of his task was undertaking projected financial analysis using advance techniques studied learned while doing MBA. Later he adopted teaching as a profession and while teaching at Business schools he did PhD in Economics. On completion of the PhD he joined PIDE, a premier research think tank cum University, as Senior Research Economist cum Associate professor. He had been teaching finance based courses in Business schools. At PIDE he used to teach Institutional Economics and Public Policy to graduate students. At PIDE he also launched the School of Public Policy in 2014 and headed it for two years. The School offers MPhil in Public Policy. On the research front, besides publishing research papers in refereed journals he led a team responsible for publishing the ‘PIDE Economy Watch’. The Watch includes an overview of the state of economy and notes on major developments of economic interest. The issues are available at: http://www.pide.org.pk/index.php/research/economy-watch. Earlier he had also been publishing (from May 2009-October 2011- Issue: 5-9) a biannual feature called ‘PIDE Business Barometer’. The Business Barometer prepared using responses of the firms listed on Karachi Stock Exchange dilated upon the present state of the economy. It also made an attempt to forecast the country’s economic outlook in near future. The issues are available at: http://www.pide.org.pk/index.php/research/business-barometer Besides academic publications for refereed journals, Dr. Khawaja has offered consulting services to a number of national and international agencies, including; World Bank, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), UNDP, Forum of Federations (Canada), GIZ and the Ministry of Commerce. He also won three research projects in competitive process from the South Asia Network of Regional Economic Institutes (SANEI), the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Dr. Khawaja occasionally writes opinion articles in leading English Newspapers like Dawn and The News. So far he has written 30 such articles in newspapers. These are available at: https://www.dawn.com/authors/3868/idrees-khawaja Dr. Khawaja has travelled widely, in Pakistan and abroad, for studies and to undertake professional assignments.

Fiscal Policy, Institutions and Growth: New Insights, with Saima Nawaz, Singapore Economic Review. (Impact factor 0.46) available at: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0217590816500296 Intergovernmental Transfers: An Evaluation of Mechanism and Design of Transfers in Pakistan, Pakistan Development Review, 52:1, pp. 45-68. Interest Margin and Asset-Liability Composition of Banks, The Lahore Journal of Economics, 16 : SE (September 2011): pp. 255-270. Social Impact of Global Recession on Pakistan, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 48:2, 2010, pp 261-78, with Tahir Mahmood and Usman Qadir. Reforming Institutions: Where to Begin? Pakistan Development Review, 2009, 48:3, pp 241-68, with Sajawal Khan Determinants of Interest Spread, Pakistan Development Review, 2007, 46:2 pp. 129-43, with Musleh ud Din. Exchange Market Pressure and Monetary Policy: Evidence from Pakistan, Lahore Journal of Economics, 2008, 12:2, pp. 84-114. Report on Entrepreneurship Initiatives in APO Economies, pp. 198-226, Asian Productivity Organization, Japan, Eds., 2016. (Contributed Chapter on Pakistan) Predation, Institutional Quality and Economic Growth: Pakistan Development Review, 50: 4, 2011, pp 80-820. with Sajawal Khan. Pass-through of policy Interest Rate to Market Rate, Pakistan Development Review, 2009, 47:4, with Sajawal Khan Instrument of Managing Exchange Market Pressure: Money Supply or Interest Rate, Pakistan Development Review, 2007, 46:4, pp 381–394, with Musleh ud Din Banking: Interest Spread, Inelastic Deposit Supply and Mergers, Pakistan Development Review, 2006, 45:4, 1055-70, with Musleh ud Din Perception Survey of Civil Servants: A Preliminary Report, Pakistan Development Review, 2006, 45:4, 1199-26, with Nadeem Ul Haque et. al. Interest Rate Pass-Through in Pakistan: Evidence from Transfer Function Approach”: Pakistan Development Review, 2005, 44:4, pp.975-998, with Abdul Qayyum and Sajawal Khan Growth Diagnostics in Pakistan, European Journal of Scientific Research, 2008, 24:3, pp. 433-50, with Abdul Qayuum and Asma Hyder Entrepreneurship: Pakistan: Situation, Constraints and Strategy for Growth, Chapter in an Edited book (forthcoming) Working Papers Reforming Institutions: Where to Begin? 2009: 50 PIDE Working Papers, with Sajawal Khan. Exchange Market Pressure and Monetary Policy, 2007: 31, PIDE Working Papers. Public Service: Through the Eyes of Civil Servants, PIDE, 2007, With Nadeem Ul Haque. Development, Disparity and Colonial Shocks: Do Endowments Matter? UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), 2012-7. (escholarship.org/uc/item/0ck918nv) Research Project undertaken Identification of Economic Corridors in Pakistan for Asian Development Bank (ADB) (In-Progress). Feedback on Multidimensional Poverty Index, for UNDP Analysis of Budget (2014-15) of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, for GIZ Fiscal Federalism in Pakistan, Booklet, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (For Forum of Federation, Ottawa, Canada) 7th NFC Award: An Evaluation (For Forum of Federations, Ottawa, Canada) Cost of Delivery of the Development Interventions of the PPAF (Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund’s). The Project was done by Innovative Development Strategy (IDS). I worked as financial analyst for IDS on this project. Public-Private Partnership in Agriculture sector of Pakistan: Did this study as lead author for IDS, the study was awarded by the World Bank. Constraints to Expansion of Micro and Small Firms and the State of Entrepreneurship in Pakistan [Awarded by IFPRI under the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP)] Critical Constraints to Growth in Pakistan [Awarded by South Asia Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI)]

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Introduction to business finance
International Finance
Macro Economics
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