Waqas Ahmed is the Senior Joint Director of the Monetary Policy Department at the State Bank of Pakistan.
Content by Waqas Ahmed
Publication - Working Paper
Publication - Project Report
Tracking of business cycle (BC) turning points at high data dissemination frequency (e.g. quarterly) is important for ex-ante policy implementation and ex-post analysis of the economy. The magnitude, direction and dating of the turning points in a business cycle contains valuable information for policy makers and economic researchers alike. It is well established in...
A model for forecasting and policy analysis in Pakistan: The role of government and external sectors
The State Bank of Pakistan uses a forecasting and policy analysis system as a tool for monetary policy analysis. This project extended the current model to add analysis of fiscal policy and the external sector. Adding these areas for analysis to the model is important because fiscal policy exerts an important influence on the formulation of monetary policy in...