I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Colby College, where I also did my undergrad (2008), majoring in Economics-Mathematics and in History.

I serve as a research fellow at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC), and the Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT).

Before joining Colby, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan. I obtained my PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Policy from the University of California, Riverside in 2015.

Research Fields

I am an applied economist with an active research portfolio in the areas of:

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Publications and Funding

My work has found a place in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics and Resource and Energy Economics.

To support my research, I have raised funds close to $300,000 through grants from organizations such as the International Growth Center, the International Food and Policy Research Institute, and the United Nations Development Programme.