Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Anjum Nasim was the former director of IDEAS and is currently a senior research fellow. He received his college and university education from Government College Lahore (B.A), the London School of Economics (B.Sc. (Honours)) and the University of Essex (M.A., Ph.D.). He started his professional academic career with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad in 1974 and joined the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 1986 where he served as Professor of Economics (1991-2010), Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (2006-2008) and Provost (2009). After retiring from LUMS in 2010 he served in an advisory capacity in the formation and establishment of IDEAS, was appointed Senior Research Fellow at IDEAS in 2012 and then Director in 2013. His publications include papers in the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics and International Tax and Public Finance.

Research Focus

  • Public Finance
  • Macroeconomic Policy

IDEAS Research


Other Publications

  • ‘Export-promotion under Revenue Constraints: The Case of Tariff Rebate on Intermediate Inputs in Pakistan’, with Sajal Lahiri, Journal of Asian Economics, 2006.
  • ‘Commercial Policy Reform in Pakistan: Opening up the Economy under Revenue Constraints’, with Sajal Lahiri, International Tax and Public Finance, 12, 723-739, 2005.
  • ‘Towards a Prosperous Pakistan: A Strategy for Rapid Industrial Growth’ (with Ijaz Nabi (team leader), Shahid Kardar, Faisal Bari, Ali Cheema, Osama Siddiqui and A.R. Kemal), Ministry of Industries, Production and Special Initiatives, Government of Pakistan, 2005.
  • ‘Trading with the Enemy: A Case for Liberalizing Pakistan-India Trade’ (with Ijaz Nabi) in Regionalism and Globalization: Theory and Practice, edited by Sajal Lahiri, Routledge, London, 2001.
  • ‘Optimal Second-best Tariffs on an Intermediate Input with Particular Reference to Pakistan’, with Sajal Lahiri and Jawaid Ghani, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 61, 2000.
  • ‘Modelling Inflation and the Demand for Money in Pakistan; Cointegration and the Causal Structure’, with Simon Price, Economic Modelling, Volume 16, No. 1, 1999.
  • ‘Determinants of Inflation in Pakistan’, State Bank of Pakistan, 1996.
  • ‘Revenue Estimates from Land Taxation in Pakistan’, in Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. X, No.1&2, 1994.
  • ‘Financing Pakistan’s Development in the 1990s’, Edited, Lahore University of Management Sciences and Oxford University Press, Karachi, 1992.
  • ‘Agriculture Taxation and Subsidies’, with Asya Akhlaque, in Financing Pakistan’s Development in the 1990s, edited by Anjum Nasim, LUMS/OUP, 1992.
  • ‘The Political Economy of Agricultural Pricing Policy’, (Chapter on Pakistan) with Naved Hamid and Ijaz Nabi, edited by Anne O. Krueger, Maurice Schiff and Alberto Valdes, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1991.
  • ‘Trade, Exchange Rate, and Agricultural Pricing Policies in Pakistan’, with Naved Hamid and Ijaz Nabi, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1990.
  • ‘Export Finance: Some Asian Examples’ (Chapter on Pakistan) with Salman Shah, Muntazar Bashir Ahmed and Uzma Qureshi, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1990.
  • ‘Pakistan’s Economy: A Macroeconomic Perspective’, Discussion Paper #64, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1989.
  • ‘Differential Mortality in Rural Bangladesh’, with J. McIntosh, and S. Satchell, Journal of Applied Econometrics Vol. 1, No.4, October 1986.
  • ‘Limited Information Methods for Estimating Disequilibrium Models with a Stochastic Price Adjustment Equation’, with S. Satchell, Discussion Paper Series No. 248, Department of Economics, University of Essex, July 1984.
  • ‘A Nonlinear Least Squares Method for Estimating Markets in Disequilibrium’, with S. Satchell, Essex Economic Papers No. 208, Department of Economics, University of Essex, December 1982.
  • ‘Public and Private Savings of Selected Developing Countries in the First UN Development Decade’, with P. Jonas, The Pakistan Development Review, Vol. XV 1976.