Waqar Ahmed Wadho

  • Assistant Professor
  • Lahore School of Economics



Dr. Waqar Ahmed WADHO is Assistant Professor of economics and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Economics & Business (CREB), Lahore School of Economics. He has M.Sc (2004) in Economics from Quaid I Azam University, Islamabad, MS (2007) in Economic Analysis and Econometrics with specialization in Economic Theory from GREQAM, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Aix-Marseille University, France, and Ph.D in economics (2011) from GREQAM, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Aix-Marseille University, France. His PhD dissertation was in quantitative economics with concentration in Economics of Corruption and Economic Growth. This research included three theoretical papers: 1) Control Rights, Bureaucratic Corruption and the Allocation of Resources, 2) Steal If You Need: Capitulation Wages with Endogenous Monitoring, 3) Education, Rent-seeking and the Curse of Natural Resources.

Dr. Wadho teaches Theories of Economic Growth for PhD, Advanced Macroeconomics for M.Phil, Macroeconomics and Resource economics for undergraduate programs, and supervises graduate thesis in Economics. He is HEC approved supervisor and is member of the HEC Curriculum Revision Committee on Economics 2012-13. Dr. Wadho is also member of the HEC sub-committee on Economics of Committee for Development of Social Sciences and Humanities in Pakistan” (CDSSHP). His research interests include Endogenous Growth Theory, Economic Growth and Development, Economics of Corruption, Inter-generational transmissions in Macroeconomics, Governance and Political Economy. Dr. Wadho has presented his research in many international conferences such as Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet, Marseille France, Warsaw International Economic Meeting (WIEM), Warsaw Poland, EDGE Jamboree by European Doctoral Group in Economics, etc and has been invited as keynote speaker in research institutions in Pakistan such as Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad.

Dr. Wadho is publishing his work in international journals. His published research includes “Education, Rent seeking and the Curse of Natural Resource”, Economics & Politics Vol. 26 (1), 2014. “Control Rights, Bureaucratic Corruption and the Allocation of Resources”, European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 35 (1) 2013; “IMF Stabilization Programs, Policy Conduct and Macroeconomic Outcomes: A Case Study of Pakistan”, (with Hakro, A Nawaz) The Lahore Journal of Economics, 2006. His ongoing research includes; Optimal Public Wages with Corruption and Endogenous Monitoring, Determinants of Innovation in Pakistani Manufacturing Sector and the Relationship between Product Market Competition and Innovation; Endogenous Preference in the Model of Economic Growth with the Accumulation of Human and Political Capitals, Intergenerational Altruism and Misappropriation of Public Resources in the Endogenous Growth Model with Human Capital, Corruption, Tax Evasion and Economic Growth in the presence of Congestion effects.