Dr. Asad Sayeed, an Associate Fellow at IDEAS, is also a Senior Research Associate at the Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR), Karachi, Pakistan. He has been with CSSR since its inception. Previously, he worked as senior economist at the Social Policy Development Centre and as the director of research at the Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research. He was also a visiting research fellow at the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi. Dr. Sayeed has several publications ranging from journal articles to reports and books. He has conducted extensive research in the fields of social protection, macroeconomic policy, labor market dynamics in developing countries, and poverty and political economy of corruption. Dr. Sayeed obtained his BA degree in Economics and Social Thought from Lawrence University, Wisconsin, USA. He received his MPhil in Economics and his Doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge.