Dr. Faisal Abbas

Country of current residence

Pakistan

Current position

Senior Economist

Current institute employer

USAID Pakistan Trade Project

Since

2014

Previous positions

2011- 2014 Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, Pakistan 2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pakistan Project, at department of Political and Cultural Change, Center for Development research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. 2005 - 2010 Junior Researcher, Department of Economic and Technological Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. 2011-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics South Asia University, New Delhi, India

Awards

DAAD Scholarship for PhD Studies Carlo Schmidt Fellowship at World Health Organization (WHO) Our Common Future Fellowship by VolksWagen Foundation Center for Development Research Dissertation writing Various other Funding and small grants for attending workshops, conferences and summer schools.

Professional memberships

Pakistan Health Economics Network (PHEN) Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan Society of Development Economics (PSDE) Asian population Association (APA)

Skills

SPSS STATA EVIEWS PC GIVE Excel

Profession

Economist

Specialisation

Development Economics; Health Economics; Applied Economics; Agriculture, Nutrition and Health; Labor Economics Gender and Development Econometrics

Degrees / expertise

M.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Economics, 1st division Univ. of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

 

B.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Economics, 1st division Univ. of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

 

Intermediate (Science) 1st division Govt. Degree Boys College Nawab Shah, Pakistan.

Professional experience

Carloschmidt Fellowship for six month working in World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland. March 2009 to September 2009.

 

One Year Research Experience from 2002 to 2003 as a Student Researcher in the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

 

Worked as researcher from december 2001 to january 2002 in a project with Faisalabad Area up Grading Project (FAUP) funded by DFID.

 

Worked as a Research Officer from September, 2004 to March2005,in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan in a Project funded by National Drainage Programme (NDP).

2010

Abbas, F.  2010.  Pakistan: why the reforms need work.  Nature, 467 : 1047 .
Abbas, F.  2010.  Public Health Sector Expenditures, Health Status and their Role in Development of Pakistan.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information

2007

Faisal Abbas.  2007.  Health care spending and economic development in Pakistan: a time series analysis. Paper presented in “Macroeconometric Workshop” held in DIW Berlin from 7 to 8th December, 2007.. 

2006

Mushtaq, K, Faisal, A and Abedullah.  2006.  Testing the law of one price: Cotton market integration in. 
Mushtaq, K, Faisal, A, Abedullah and Ghafoor, A..  2006.  Testing the law of one price: Rice market integration in Pakistan’s Punjab, Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol.43 No.3-4..  Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 43 (3-4) .

2005

Abbas, F. and K. Mushtaq.  2005.  Wheat market integration in Pakistan: Implication for Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction. 
Abbas, F. and M.N. Sarwar.  2005.  Raising Crop Yields from Conservation Technology. 
Abbas, F., A. Saboor, N. Sarwar and A. Maqbool.  2005.  Socio- Economic Dimensions of Rural Poverty: An Experience of Barani Areas in Punjab- Pakistan.  J. Agri. Soc. Sci., 2 (1) : 138-143 .
Abbas, F., M.N. Sarwar and S. Hussain.  2005.  Microfinance Route to Income Generation and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from District Faisalabad, Pakistan.  Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences, 1 (2) : 144-147 .

Forthcoming

Abbas, F., and U. Hiemenz.  What determinants Public health expenditures in Pakistan? Role of income, urbanization and unemployment.  Economic Change and Restructuring, .

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Renewable energy
  • Biodiversity
Research countries
  • Pakistan
Working groups

Institutional Economics, Policies, and Trade

Professional experience

Carloschmidt Fellowship for six month working in World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland. March 2009 to September 2009.

 

One Year Research Experience from 2002 to 2003 as a Student Researcher in the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

 

Worked as researcher from december 2001 to january 2002 in a project with Faisalabad Area up Grading Project (FAUP) funded by DFID.

 

Worked as a Research Officer from September, 2004 to March2005,in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan in a Project funded by National Drainage Programme (NDP).

Degrees

M.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Economics, 1st division Univ. of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

 

B.Sc (Hons) Agricultural Economics, 1st division Univ. of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

 

Intermediate (Science) 1st division Govt. Degree Boys College Nawab Shah, Pakistan.

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD & GTZ

Faisal Abbas

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change