Syed Turab Hussain

Turab Hussain’s research interests have ranged from migration theory and policy, poverty and rural development to trade and development. Recently published research has been on migration and policy, prospects of trade with India and on Pakistan’s experience at dispute settlement within the WTO. Teaching interests are in Development Theory, International Trade, Macroeconomics and Trade and Development.

Content by Syed Turab Hussain
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) rural enterprise study

    27 Mar 2017 | Syed Turab Hussain, Usman Khan, Syed Hasan

  • Project

    Punjab Small Industries Corporation rural enterprise study

    Small scale industry in the southern Punjab could be a driver of economic growth in the region. However, policy aimed at removing growth constraints on small and cottage industries, especially those in rural areas, has been low priority. This study identified sectors among small and cottage industries with high growth potential, as policy and reform should focus on...

    25 Aug 2016 | Syed Turab Hussain, Usman Khan, Syed Hasan

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Reclaiming prosperity in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: A medium term strategy for inclusive growth (summary)

    1 Apr 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Khalid Ikram, Syed Turab Hussain, Bilal Siddiqi, Usman Khan, Yasir Khan, Munir Ahmed, Osama Siddique, Anjum Nasim, Arif Nadeem, Muhammad Ahsan Rana, Hina Shaikh, Rashid Amjad, G. M. Arif

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Reclaiming prosperity in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: A medium term strategy for inclusive growth (full report)

    1 Apr 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Khalid Ikram, Syed Turab Hussain, Bilal Siddiqi, Usman Khan, Yasir Khan, Munir Ahmed, Osama Siddique, Anjum Nasim, Arif Nadeem, Muhammad Ahsan Rana, Hina Shaikh, Rashid Amjad, G. M. Arif

  • 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

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa economic strategy report

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the 3rd largest provincial economy in Pakistan but its growth has been poor The provincial government needed a strategy to put the economy on the path to growth IGC researchers found that remittances, regional trade, and emerging urban expansion provide ideal engines for growth The provincial government has used the...

    1 Oct 2013 | Ijaz Nabi, Khalid Ikram, Syed Turab Hussain, Bilal Siddiqi, Usman Khan, Yasir Khan, Munir Ahmed, Osama Siddique, Sarah Saeed

  • Publication - Project Report

    A comparative analysis of the garments sector of Pakistan

    5 Apr 2013 | Syed Turab Hussain, Kashif Zaheer Malik, Usman Khan, Adeel Faheem, Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Garments as a driver of economic growth

    1 Apr 2013 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Usman Khan, Syed Turab Hussain, Kashif Zaheer Malik, Adeel Faheem

  • Project

    Phase I – Research on garments industry in Pakistan

    The textile industry plays a pivotal role in Pakistan's economy accounting for 8.5% of GDP, 46% of the industrial output, 54% of the total export earnings and 38% of the country’s workforce. Within textiles, a ready-made garment is the largest employment-creating manufacturing activity employing around 2 million workers directly. Garments also generate the highest value...

    10 Jan 2013 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Usman Khan, Syed Turab Hussain, Kashif Zaheer Malik, Adeel Faheem

  • Project

    Barriers to Growth: The case of small firms in Pakistan

    The focus of this report is to explore the impediments faced by the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. SMEs in Pakistan constitute 90% of the economic establishments and contribute 30% of GDP and 25% of export earnings and 78% of the non-agricultural labour force. Any improvement in this sector can have a multiplier effect on growth and employment. Pakistan’s...

    1 Jul 2012 | Usman Khan, Syed Turab Hussain, Nazish Afraz

  • Project

    Constraints faced by Industry in Punjab

    The population of Punjab has grown rapidly over the past three decades and according to some projections by 2025 it will increase to 128 million. A key challenge facing the province is to create sufficient number of jobs every year to absorb the increasingly large number of entrants into the labour force. A significant and sustained increase in investment and productivity...

    1 Feb 2012 | Syed Turab Hussain, Kashif Zaheer Malik, Usman Khan, Adeel Faheem