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Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi is a noted economist and scholar of Pakistan.


Educational qualifications


  • Citation in Who's Who in the World, 5th Edition (1980-81).
  • Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991). A Distinguished Civilian Award for Academic Excellence (in Economics).
  • ECO Award for outstanding performance in the field of Economics (1992).
  • Lifetime Academic Achievement Award (2005-2006)

Research experience

  • Senior Economic Adviser, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), (April 1998 to February 2000).
  • Economic Adviser, MCB Institute for Development Research (1995-1996).
  • Director, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad (2 January 1979 - 10 July 1995). The Director is in Grade-22 and has been placed in Article 16 of the Warrant of Precedence for Pakistan . His status was equivalent to a Federal Secretary.
  • Chief, Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan (1 October 1971 to 1 September 1972).
  • Officer-in-Charge and Senior Research Economist, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (March 1967 to 15 September 1971).

Areas of specialization

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Econometric Model-building

Membership and Association: 26 Associations, Boards, Committees etc., -- both national and international; some important ones are:

  • Member, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Founder President, Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad, 1982-1995.
  • Chairman, the Committee on Economic and Social well-being for the Eighth Five Year Plan, appointed by the Government of Pakistan 1992.
  • Chairman, (1990-1992) and Member (1982-1993) Board of Management, Asian and Pacific Development Center, The United Nations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Chairman (1981-1983) and Member (1983-1987), Asian Sub-Link Project, ESCAP, Bangkok , Thailand.
  • Chairman, Committee on Islamization, appointed by the Finance Minister, Government of Pakistan, 1980.

Editorship of journals

Editor of 14 national and international Journals including:

  • Editor, The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad (1979-1995).
  • Member, Board of Editors, Managing International Development (M.I.D.) The United Nations, New York.
  • Member, South Asia Journal, The Sage Publishers, New Delhi (1997--).

Current Position

Professor in Economics at Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology.

Selected publications

  • Perspectives on Morality and Human Well-being, Leicester (UK): Islamic Foundation, 2003.
  • Development Economics: Nature and Significance. Sage Publications, New Delhi, US, London, 2002.
  • The Crisis of Development Planning in Pakistan: Which Way Now? Islamabad: Institute of Policy Studies. (March 2000).
  • External Shocks and Domestic Adjustment: Pakistan 's Case 1970-1990, Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Islam, Economics, and Society . London: Kegan Paul International 1994.
  • Development Economics : A New Paradigm. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1993.
  • SAARC Link: An Econometric Approach. (Asian and Pacific Development Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) New Delhi: Oxford & IBH. 1992.
  • Macro-Economic Framework for the Eighth Five Year Plan; Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, 1992.
  • On Raising the Level of Economic and Social Well-Being of the People. Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, 1992.
  • Structure of Protection and Allocative Efficiency in Manufacturing. San Francisco International Center for Economic Growth, 1991 (with A.R.Kemal).
  • Structural Change in Pakistan's Agriculture. Islamabad Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. October, 1989 (with Mahmood Hasan Khan and Ghaffar Chaudhry).
  • Land Reforms in Pakistan: A Historical Perspective. Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. November, 1987 (with Mahmood Hasan Khan and Ghaffar Chaudhry).
  • Preliminary Revised P.I.D.E. Macro-Econometric Model of Pakistan 's Economy . Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, 1986 (with Ashfaq H. Khan and Ather Maqsood Khan).
  • Ethics and Economics: An Islamic Synthesis. Published by the Islamic foundation, UK, 1981.

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