babar.aziz@niu.edu.pk

Dr. Babar Aziz

PhD Economics, Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Babar Aziz is a Professor of Economics at the NUR International University. He is also Dean of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at NIU since 2016. Dr. Aziz received his PhD in Economics from Bahauddin Zakaryia University and MPhil from Quaid-i-Azam University. Prior to his appointment at NIU, he was on the economics faculty of Forman Christian College (2010-2016) most recently as Professor and Head of the Economics Department. He has also served at Government College University, Bahauddin Zakaryia University, Quaid-i-Azam University and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. He is also a referee for numerous academic journals. His research interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics and development economics. He has authored or co-authored more than 23 articles and professional reports. He has supervised 25 MPhil and 4 Master’s theses. In recognition of his services, he was conferred the Best Teacher in the Punjab distinction award in 2005 by Government of the Punjab.

Qualification

PhD in Economics from Bahauddin Zakaryia University

MPhil from Quaid-i-Azam University.

Published Articles:

  1. 2019-A Multidimensional Measure of Quality of Life. Social Indicator Research, 142(1), pages 201-227.
  2. 2018-Pakistan-China Regional Trade Potentials in the light of CPEC. The Pakistan Journal of Social Issues, 6, pages 109-118.
  3. 2017-Consumption Behavior and Household Economies of Scale: An Analysis of Variations across Rural-Urban Regions of Pakistan. International Journal of Health and Medicine, Vol. 2(3), pages 6-11.
  4. 2016-Rural Infrastructural Development and its Role in Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, 4(2), pages 185-204.
  5. 2016-The Extent, Cause and Severity of Household Food Insecurity in Pakistan: Evidence from Micro Data. FWU Journal of Social Sciences, 10(2), pages 1-17.
  6. 2016-Role of Remittances in Determining Household Consumption Patterns and Welfare: A Case Study of Pakistan. International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences, Vol. 4(2), pages 1-14.
  7. 2015-An Intra-Provincial Analysis of Expenditure Elasticities and Household Economies of Scale. Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 11, pages 15-31.
  8. 2014-Exploring the Differences in Consumption Patterns: An Analysis of Urban & Rural Regions of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Social Science, 32, pages 25-36.
  9. 2014-Determining the Linkages between Inequality and Poverty Reduction: Evidences from Pakistan. Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, 4(2), pages 1-8.
  10. 2014-Smuggling around the World: An Empirical Investigation of Causes and Indicators. Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 10, pages 105-133.
  11. 2013-An Inquiry into the Existence of Vicious Cycle and Tax Driven Underground Economy of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Social Science, 31, pages 21-33.
  12. 2013-An Econometric Analysis of Electricity Demand for the Residential Sector of Pakistan. Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 9, pages 1-18.
  13. 2012-Estimating Consumer Demand for Major Food Items in Pakistan: A Micro Data Analysis. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences, X(1), pages 53-58.
  14. 2012-The Rotterdam Demand Model and its Application to Major Food Items in Pakistan. Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, 2(5), pages 5081-5087.
  15. 2011-Estimating Food Demand Elasticities in Pakistan: An Application of Almost Ideal Demand System. Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 7, pages 20-39.
  16. 2011-Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Economic Performance of Pakistan: Is there any Relation? Journal of Economics, 2(2), pages 121-127.
  17. 2010-Household Consumption Pattern in Pakistan: A Rural-Urban Analysis. Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 6, pages 1-26.
  18. 2010-Dynamics of Poverty in Rural Punjab: A Case Study of Tehsil Samundri. Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 6, pages 87-104.
  19. 2009-Socio-Economic Characterstics and Household Saving Behaviour in Pakistan. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 7(1), pages 45-60.
  20. 2008-Impact of Higher Education and Economic Growth of Pakistan. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 6(2), pages 15-28.
  21. 2006-Surmising Consumer Demand Systems and Structural Changes using Time Series Data for Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 44(1), pages 117-136.
  22. 2005-Demand for Meat; Separability and Structural Changes (A Nonparametric Analysis). Journal of Research, 25, pages 111-120.
  23. 2004-Demand for Meat and Structural Changes in Pakistan: An Econometric Analysis. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), pages 55-80.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. 2018-Pakistan-China Regional Trade Potentials in the light of CPEC. Conference Paper presented at National Conference on CPEC, Institutions and Inclusive Growth in Pakistan, 27-28 February 2018, University of Gujrat.
  2. 2017-Consumption Behavior and Household Economies of Scale: An Analysis of Variations across Rural-Urban Regions of Pakistan. Conference Paper presented at International Conference on Humanities, Social Science and Business, 10-11 September 2017, Dubai.
  3. 2013-Smuggling around the World: An Empirical Investigation of Causes and Indicators. Conference Paper presented at International Conference on Economic, Finance and Management Outlooks, 5-6 October 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. 2010-The Impact of Exchange Rate and its Volatility on Trade Structure of Pakistan: A Time Series Analysis. Conference Paper presented at International Conference on Economics at GCU Lahore.

 

Working Papers:

  1. Carbon Emissions across the Spectrum of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy Use in Developing Economies of Asia.
  2. Impact of Anthropogenic Factors on Residential Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions: Empirical Evidence from SAARC Countries.
  3. Impact of Energy Consumption and Technological Advancement on Carbon Emissions in Latin American and Caribbean Economies.
  4. Corruption and Economic Growth Nexus: Does Institutions Matter?
  5. An Empirical Evaluation of Financial Development-Carbon Footprint Nexus in One Belt and Road Region.

 

Research Projects:

  1. 2019-Women Empowerment: A Catalyst for Economic & Social Development. Keeping in line with SDG 5 and 8, the project will explore the barriers to women’s full participation in mainstream economic activities in Punjab and suggest a way forward to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.
  2. 2018-Data Collection and Management of Punjab Health Survey (Round II). The project is a joint venture of Bureau of Statistics, Government of the Punjab and GAT Consulting Pvt. Limited.
  3. 2017-Third Party Validation (TPV) for Public Awareness Campaign [Media Plan 2016-17]. The project was a joint venture of Population Welfare Department, Government of the Punjab and GAT Consulting Pvt. Limited.
  4. 1997-Return Migration and Long-term Economic Development in South Asia: Problems and Policies. The project was a joint venture of Department of Economics, QAU Islamabad and Department of Agriculture and Social Sciences in the Tropics, University of Hohenheim Stuttgart Germany.
  5. 1997-Price and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural, Industrial and Energy Products. The project was a joint venture of Department of Economics, QAU Islamabad and Government of Pakistan, Planning and Development Division, Islamabad.
  6. 1995-Uruguay Round and its Implication for Pakistan. The project was a joint venture of UNDP and PIDE, Islamabad.
Title Semester Code
Introduction to Computing Fall 2016 CSCS 101
Fundamentals of Economics Spring 2017 ECON 100
Research Methods I Spring 2017 MCN 603
Advance Microeconomics Fall 2018 ECON 501
Fundamentals of Economics Spring 2019 ECON 100
Public Sector Economics Spring 2019 ECON 506