Dr. Asma Hyder

Dr. Asma Hyder is a labor economist and chairperson of the department of economics at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She is also a former Member Planning Commission, Pakistan. She is the recipient of Fulbright J. William Award for International Understanding and did her Post Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.  She is also a research affiliate at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California Los Angeles and research fellow at Sussex University, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Carleton University Canada. Most of her research is based on a series of Labor Force Surveys, Household Income and Expenditure Survey, Census reports, Young Lives (YL) longitudinal data, and Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health. Her regional interests include south Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Her main contribution in the economic literature is household behaviors during the time of crisis in the poorest societies of the world. Her recent work on an international study ‘Young Lives (YL)’ to explore the impact of climate change on child outcomes i.e., cognitive and non-cognitive skills, health and food consumption got popularity in landscape of economic literature. She won the grant on “Happiness in a Developing Society”, which significantly contributed in national debate on the subject.

Dr. Asma Hyder

Chair of Economics Department, IBA

Education

  • Post Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Research affiliate at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California Los Angeles

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Policy Research Institute of Market Economy

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