Muhammad Farooq Naseer

Farooq Naseer is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. His active research projects focus on skill acquisition, learning outcomes in schools, inter-generational mobility, political selection and voter behaviour. Naseer is an affiliate of Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) and a Principal Investigator on the Punjab Economic Opportunities Program (PEOP): impact evaluation and evidence-based policy design project. His primary interests are development economics, economics of education and political economy. PhD Economics, Yale University. BSc (Hons) Economics, LUMS.

Content by Muhammad Farooq Naseer
  • Project

    Digital market linkages: Going global with home-based work

    Kaarvan Crafts has pioneered a skills training and women economic empowerment programme in Pakistan. This project explores how female entrepreneurs can overcome weak local demand in the presence of mobility constraints by using randomised controlled trials to measure the impact of skills training and market linkage programmes and inform how to integrate at-scale effective...

    20 Oct 2022 | Asim Khwaja, Muhammad Farooq Naseer

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    Big push for the rural economy in Pakistan

    Approximately 42% of the labour force is employed in the agricultural sector in Pakistan. In the southern districts of Punjab, around 80% of the population lives in rural areas, 50-70% of whom are employed in the agriculture, livestock, or related sectors. However, years of low productivity and output growth rate have plagued these sectors, threatening the livelihoods of...

    1 Aug 2020 | Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Asim Khwaja, Joshua Gill, Jacob Shapiro, Ali Cheema

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    Support to the Consortium for Development Policy Research for policy dissemination for 2016-17

    Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) is a non-profit association of the IGC, CERP and IDEAS. The research conducted by these three organisations is collated and then disseminated by CDPR. The evidence-based research undertaken by the above-mentioned bodies is used to inform policy debate in Pakistan, particularly by engaging the policymakers, media and...

    6 Dec 2017 | Ijaz Nabi, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Naved Hamid

  • Blog post

    The role of election competition in strengthening Pakistan’s fledgling local democracy

    Using results and original survey data from the November 2015 local government elections in the Sargodha District of rural Punjab, Pakistan, insights are offered into the institutional and organisational responses that can help strengthen local democracy. These results form part of a larger research project being conducted by the Institute of Development and Economic...

    16 Mar 2017 | Asad Liaqat, Michael Callen, Ali Cheema, Adnan Khan, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Jacob Shapiro

  • Project

    Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR): Summary for proposed activities, November 2015– October 2016

    CDPR is a non-profit association of independent researchers/policy advisors based in Pakistan. It aims to consolidate resources for informed debate on key policy issues. Its participating organizations include the Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP) and the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). The Pakistan office of the IGC is a sponsor of...

    16 Dec 2015 | Naved Hamid, Ijaz Nabi, Muhammad Farooq Naseer

  • Project

    Development of Punjab Growth Strategy 2018

    Punjab has been suffering from low rates of economic growth for the past few years The province needs to grow rapidly to provide enough jobs for its increasing labour force The Chief Minister asked the IGC to help develop a growth strategy for the province The strategy has now been adopted by the Government as its official Growth...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Ali Cheema, Syed Turab Hussain, Ali Hasanain, Azam Chaudhry, Nazish Afraz, Anjum Nasim, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Zeba Sathar, Sohaib Athar, Hina Shaikh

  • Project

    Skills, return to household and poverty reduction

    The Government of Punjab, Pakistan and DFID have launched a collaborative development programme, Punjab Economic Opportunities Programme (PEOP), for four economically marginalized districts in Southern Punjab: Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh. The PEOP will focus on the provision of marketable skills and interventions related to the livestock and dairy...

    18 Nov 2014 | Ali Cheema, Muhammad Farooq Naseer

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Learning in Public Schools (Working Paper)

    1 Jun 2012 | Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Tahir Andrabi, Yasir Khan

  • Project

    Exploiting inter-school variation in test scores to improve quality of public schools

    The quality of education in Pakistan has received substantial interest from policy makers and researchers alike. Studies like LEAPS (2005) and ASER (2011) show that, on average, public schools are outperformed on tests of student learning by private schools. This gap between public and private education is primarily explained by school-level factors and persists even after...

    1 Nov 2011 | Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Tahir Andrabi, Sohaib Ahmad Khan, Yasir Khan