Department of Economics
Department of Economics


Dr. Naved Hamid

Professor and Director, Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB)

Dr. Naved Hamid is Director at the Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) and Professor of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics. Prior to joining the Lahore School of Economics, Dr. Hamid was at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where he worked in various capacities, including Principal Economist for South Asia and Deputy Country Director and Economic Team Leader for Pakistan. Before joining ADB in 1988, he was Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and prior to that he was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Punjab University. In addition, he is, or has been, a member of a number of Government economic committees and working groups including the Advisory Committee of the Planning Commission, Chief Minister's Advisory Committee on Punjab Growth Strategy, Advisory Panel of Economists to the Planning Commission, and Punjab Chief Minister's Economic Advisory Council.

Research Interests

Public Policy, Industry, Trade and Growth

Ongoing Projects

Market and Pricing Reforms for a more Diverse and Dynamic Agriculture, with Mahniya Zafar, Lahore School of Economics.

Selected Publications

  • Exchange Rate Management and Economic Growth: A Brewing Crisis in Pakistan (with Azka Sarosh Mir) The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, September 2017.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Digital Economy (with Faizan Khalid) The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, September 2016.
  • "Pakistan: A Case of Premature Deindustrialization?"(with Maha Khan).The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, September 2015.
  • Exports Lessons from the Past and the Way Forward (with Hamna Ahmed and Mahreen Mahmud) in Pakistan Moving the Economy Forward, edited by Rashid Javed and Shahid Javed Burki, Dehi: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • Migrant Remittances to South Asia: Determinants and Effect on Growth (with Mahreen Mahmud). In Adjusting to Global Economic Volatility. The Case of South Asia, edited by M. K. Mujeri, & M. Wahiduddin, New Delhi: Academic Foundation. 2014
  • The textiles and Garments Sector: Moving up the value chain (with Ijaz Nabi, and Rafia Zafar) Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, 2014.
  • The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Pakistan's Trade with China and Other Neighbors (with Sarah Hayat), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, 2012.
  • Financing Constraints: Determinants and Implications for Firm Growth in Pakistan (with Hamna Ahmad), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, 2011.
  • Rethinking Pakistan's Development Strategy, The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition 2008.
  • South Asia: A Development Strategy for the Information Age, in Report on the South Asia Department Economists' Annual Conference 2006, ADB 2007.
  • Asian Cities in 21st Century: Contemporary Approaches to Municipal Management (5 Volumes), Lead Editor, ADB and ADBI, 1999 - 2001.
  • Economic Environment in Asia for Investment (Naomi Chakwin), in Investing in Asia, edited by C. P. Oman, D. H. Brooks and C. Foy, OECD Development Centre, 1997
  • From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach (3 Volumes), Editor (with P. Rana), ADB, Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • External Shocks and Policy Adjustments: Lessons From the Gulf Crisis, Editor (with S. N. Zahid), ADB, 1994.
  • Industrial Incentive Structure: A Need for Reform, in Financing Pakistan's Development in the 1990s, edited by A. Nasim, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Industry and Trade Chapter, in Foundations of Pakistan's Political Economy, edited by W. E. James and S. Roy, Sage Publications, 1992.
  • The Aid Partnership in Pakistan, (with I. Nabi), in Transitions in Development: The Role of Aid and Commercial Flows, edited by U. Lele and I. Nabi, International Center for Economic Growth, 1991
  • Pakistan Country Chapter (with A. Nasim and I. Nabi), in The Political Economy of Agriculture Pricing Policy, (Volume 2), edited by A. Kruger, A. Valdez and M. Schiff, World Bank, John Hopkins University Press, 1991.
  • Agricultural Growth and Economic Development: The Case of Pakistan, (with W. Tims), OECD Development Center Working Paper Series, 1990.
  • Private Finance Companies in LDCs: Lessons from an Experiment, (with I. Nabi), World Development, 1989.
  • Agrarian Economy of Pakistan (with A. Nasim and I. Nabi), Oxford University Press, 1986.

Other Papers and Reports

  • South Asia Economic Report, Team Leader, ADB, 2006
  • Punjab Economic Report, Team Member, Government of Punjab, World Bank, DFID and ADB, 2004
  • Pakistan Poverty Assessment, Team Leader, ADB, 2002
  • ADB Governance Policy, Team leader, 2000
  • ADB Poverty Reduction Policy, Team Member, 1998
  • Industrial competitiveness studies on Indonesia and Malaysia, Team Leader, ADB, 1993-96
  • Exchange Rate Reform in Pakistan, 1982, (with J. Hamid), in Managing Policy Reform in the Real World: Asian Experiences, edited by G. Lamb and R. Weaving, EDI Seminar Series, World Bank, 1992.
  • Trade, Exchange Rate, and Agricultural Pricing Policies in Pakistan, (with I. Nabi and A. Nasim), World Bank Comparative Studies, 1990
  • The Wheat Economy of Pakistan: Setting and Prospects, (with T. C. Pinckney, S. Gnaegy and A, Valdes), IFPRI, 1987
  • Impact of Out and Return Migration on Domestic Employment, Team Member, ILO-ARTEP, 1986


  • 2007 to date Director, Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB), and Professor of Economics, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2018 to date Member, Working Group on "Resource Mobilization for Financial Year 2018- 2019".
  • 2016 to date Member, Board of Directors, Punjab Population Innovation Fund (PPIF).
  • 2015 to date Member, Board of Directors, Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF).
  • 2010 to date Resident Country Director, Pakistan, International Growth Centre (IGC).
  • 2014 to 2017 Member, Advisory Committee of Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform.
  • 2014 to 2015 Member, Committee on Revamping Tax Collection and Tax Administration in Punjab
  • 2012 to 2015 Member, Board of Directors, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF).
  • 2011 to 2014 Member, Governing Council of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  • 2009 to 2010 Chair of the Working Group on "Export Competitiveness & Growth Strategy" for 10th Five Year People's Plan, constituted by the Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan.
  • 2008 to 2011 Member, Punjab Chief Minister's Economic Advisory Council
  • 2008 to 2010 Member, Panel of Economists (and Chair of the Working Group on Growth Strategy and Development Priorities), Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan
  • 1988 - 2007 Principal Economist, South Asia Regional Department (last position held), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines

Degrees :
PhD in Economics, Stanford University, U.S.A.
BA (Hons.) Economics, Cambridge University, U.K.

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