Department of Economics


Publications of Dr. Samia Nasreen

  1. Samia Nasreen, Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Seong-Min Yoon (2021). Dynamic Connectedness and Portfolio  Diversification during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Evidence from the Cryptocurrency Market. Sustainability, 13, 7672. 10.3390/su13147672. Impact factor, 3.251.

  2. Muhammad Awais Anwar, Samia Nasreen, Aviral Kumar Tiwari (2021). Forestation, Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality: Empirical Evidence from Belt and Road Initiative Economies. Journal of Environmental Management, 291,112684, impact factor,5.647.

  3. Syed Ale Raza Shah, Syed Asif Ali Naqvi, Samia Nasreen, Nasir Abbas (2021). Associating drivers of economic development with environmental degradation: Fresh evidence from Western Asia and North African region, Ecological Indicators, 126, 107638, impact factor, 4.229.

  4. Samia Nasreen, Fatima Mubashir, Muhammad Awais Anwar (2021). Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Development and Economic Growth: New Empirical Evidence from Pakistan, International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 15(4), 653-675.

  5. Samia Nasreen (2021), Association between Health Expenditures, Economic Growth and Environmental Pollution: Long-run and Causality Analysis from Asian Economies. International Journal of Health Planning and Management (accepted) impact factor:1.367.

  6. Muhammad Khalid Naeem, Sofia Anwar, Samia Nasreen (2021). Empirical analysis of CO2 emissions and sustainable use of energy sources in Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI:, impact factor, 3.056.

  7. Niyati Bhanja, Samia Nasreen, Arif Billah Dar, Aviral Kumar Tiwari (2021). Connectedness in International Crude Oil Markets, Computational Economics, DOI:, impact factor, 1.317.

  8. Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Samia Nasreen, Shawkat Hammoudeh, Refk Selmi (2021), Dynamic Dependence of Oil, Clean energy and the Role of Technology Companies: New Evidence from Copulas with Regime Switching, Energy, 119590, impact factor, 5.747.

  9. Aisha Nazir, Sofia Anwar, Samia Nasreen (2020). Tax-structure and economic growth: Middle-income Asian countries analysis, Forman Journal of Economic Studies, (16), 53-80.

  10. Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Samia Nasreen Zahid Iqbal (2020). Nexus between tourism and environmental pollution in South Asia: a comparative analysis using time-varying and non-parametric techniques, Current Issues in Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2020.1862070, impact factor, 4.147.

  11. Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Samia Nasreen, Subhan Ullah, Muhammad Shahbaz (2020), Analysing spillover between returns and volatility series of oil across major stock markets, International Journal of Finance and Economics, DOI: 10.1002/ijfe.1916, impact factor, 0.943.

  12. Ahmed H. Elsayed, Samia Nasreen, Aviral Kumar Tiwari (2020), Time-varying co-movements between energy market and global financial markets: Implication for portfolio diversification and hedging strategies. Energy Economics, 90,104847, impact factor, 5.203.

  13. Samia Nasreen, Mantu Kumar Mahalik, Muhammad Shahbaz, Qaisar Abbas (2020), How do financial globalization, institutions and economic growth impact financial sector development in European countries? Research in International Business and Finance, 54, 101247, impact factor,1.801.

  14. Samia Nasreen, Syed Asif Ali Naqvi, Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Shawkat Hammoudeh and  Syed Ale Raza Shah (2020). A Wavelet-Based Analysis of the Co-Movement between Sukuk Bonds and Shariah Stock Indices in the GCC Region: Implications for Risk Diversification. Journal of Risk and Financial Management,13(4), 63; doi:10.3390/jrfm13040063.

  15. Samia Nasreen, Sofia Anwar (2020), Financial Stability and the Role of Economic and Financial Integration in South Asia: Evidence from Time-Series Data, Singapore Economic Review, 65(2), 303-333, impact factor 0.23.

  16. Samia Nasreen, Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Juncal Cunado Eizaguirre , Mark E. Wohar (2020). Dynamic connectedness between oil prices and stock returns of clean energy and technology companies. Journal of Cleaner Production,260, 121015, impact factor 6.395.

  17. Samia Nasreen, Mounir Ben Mbarek, Muhammad Atiq-ur-Rehman (2020). Long-run causal relationship between economic growth, transport energy consumption and environmental quality in Asian countries: Evidence from heterogenous panel methods, Energy, 192, 116628., impact factor  5.537.

  18. Aviral Kumar Tiwari, Samia Nasreen, Muhammad Shahbaz, Shawkat Hammoudeh (2020), Analysing the time and frequency connectedness and time-frequency causality among international prices of energy, food, industry, agriculture and metals, Energy Economics, 85, 104529, impact factor 5.203.

  19. Zaghum Umar, Samia Nasreen, Sakiru Adebola Solarin, Aviral Kumar Tiwari (2019), Exploring the time and frequency domain connectedness of oil prices and metal prices, Resource Policy, 64, 1011516, impact factor, 3.185.

  20. Samia Nasreen, Sofia Anwar (2019), Financial Stability and Monetary Policy Reaction Function for South Asian Countries: An Econometric Approach, Singapore Economic Review, 1-30, impact factor 0.633.

  21. Samia Nasreen, Samir Saidi, Ilhan Ozturk (2018), Assessing links between energy consumption, freight transport and economic growth: Evidence from dynamic simultaneous-equations models, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(17),16825-16841,  impact factor, 2.714.

  22. Samia Nasreen, Sofia Anwar (2018), How Financial Stability Affects Economic Development in South Asia: A Panel Data Analysis, European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, 7(1), 54-66.

  23. Sadia Ali, Sofia Anwar, Samia Nasreen (2017), Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy and its Impact on Environmental Quality in South Asian Countries, Forman Journal of Economic Studies,13, 177-194.

  24. Sofia Anwar, Hina Shehzadi, Samia Nasreen (2017), Determinants of Financial Development for Selected SAARC Countries: A Panel Data Analysis, Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological sciences, 7(7),109-118.

  25. Sofia Anwar, Farzana Hashmi, Samia Nasreen (2017), Impact of Environmental Degradation and Income Inequality on Health Status in South Asian Countries, Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 7(6),178-190.

  26. Samia Nasreen, Sofia Anwar and Ilhan Ozturk (2017), Financial Stability, Energy Consumption and Environmental Quality: Evidence from South Asian Economies, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 67, 1105-1122, Impact Factor 6.85. 

  27. Mariam Shahzadi, Muhammad Faraz Riaz, Sofia Anwar, Samia Nasreen (2017), How Unequal is the Size of Middle Class in the Rural Urban Areas of Punjab Province Evidence from Micro Data Analysis ,International Journal of Social Economics, 44(2), 253 – 266.

  28. Mounir Ben Mbarek, Samia Nasreen & Rochdi Feki (2017), The contribution of nuclear energy to economic growth in France: short and long run, Quantity and Quality, 51(1),219-238, Impact Factor 0.867. 

  29. Muhammad Shahbaz, Samia Nasreen, Khalid Ahmed and Shawkat Hammoudeh (2017), Trade Openness-Carbon Emissions Nexus: The Importance of Turning Points of Trade Openness for Country Panels, Energy Economics, 61:221-232, Impact Factor 2.86. 

  30. Muhammad Shahbaz, Samia Nasreen and ilhan Ozturk (2016). FDI, Growth and CO2 Emissions Relationship: Evidence from High, Middle and Low Income Countries. Bulletin of Energy Economics, 4(1):54-69. 

  31. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2015), Financial stability and Macroeconomic Environment: Evidence from Panel data Analysis of South Asian Countries, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 35(1), 145-160.
  32. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2015), How Economic and Financial Integration Affects Financial Stability in South Asia: Evidence from Panel Cointegration Analysis. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 10 (32), 207-221.

  33. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2015), The Impact of Economic and Financial Development on Environmental Degradation, An Empirical Assessment of EKC Hypothesis. Studies in Economics and Finance, 32(4), 484-502.

  34. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2015), Institutions, Investment and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country and Panel Data Study. Singapore Economic Review, 60(4), 1-19.

  35. Muhammad Shahbaz, Samia Nasreen, Faisal Abass and Anis Omri (2015), Does foreign direct investment impede environmental quality in high, middle and low-income countries? Energy Economics, 51, 275-287. Impact factor 2.708.
  36. Magda Kandil, Muhammad Shahbaz, Samia Nasreen (2015), The Interaction between Globalization and Financial Development: New Evidence from Panel Cointegration and Causality analysis. Empirical Economics, 49(4), 1317-1339, Impact Factor 0.693.
  37. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2014), Foreign Direct Investment, Growth and Local Financial Markets: New Evidence from Pakistan. International Journal of Business and Economics, 7 (3), 336-348.

  38. Muhammad Shahbaz, Samia Nasreen, Talat Afza,  (2014). Environmental Consequences of Economic Growth and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis. Bulletin of Energy Economics, 2(2),14-27.

  39. Muhammad Shahbaz, Samia Nasreen, Chong Hui Ling and Rashid Sbia (2014), Causality between Trade Openness and Energy Consumption: What Causes What in High, Middle and Low Income Countries? Energy Policy, 70, 126-143, Impact factor: 2.743.

  40. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2014), Causal Relationship between Trade Openness, Economic Growth and Energy Consumption: A Panel Data Analysis of Asian Countries. Energy Policy, 69, 82-91, impact factor: 2.743.

  41. Samia Nasreen  and Awais Anwar Rana (2014), Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Pakistan Economy. International Journal of Economics and Social Research,  4(1), 24-36.

  42. Awais Anwar Rana , Samia Nasreen and Muhammad Akram Ch. (2013).Patterns of Trade and Its Future Prospects in Pakistan: A Time-Series Analysis. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 13(2), 234-249.

  43. Samia Nasreen and Sofia Anwar (2013), Maternal and Child Nutritional Status in Bangladesh: Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey data. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Science, 11(1), 77-84.

  44. Sofia Anwar, Ghulam Shabbir and Samia Nasreen (2012), Time-Series Analysis of the Relationship between Financial Sector Development and Social Sector Development: Evidence from Pakistan. The Empirical Economic Letters, 11(8), 879-888.

  45. Sofia Anwar, Majid Ali Rana and Samia  Nasreen (2012), Evaluation of the Contribution of Public Health Expenditure on Health in Pakistan: A Time-Series Analysis. The Empirical Economic Letters, 11 (10), 1017-1026.

  46. Samia Nasreen, Sofia Anwar and Nisar Ahmad (2012), Health Status, Income Inequality and Institutions: Evidence from Pakistan Economy. Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Science, 10 (2), 139-144.

  47. Samia Nasreen and Hafeez ur Rehman (2012), Export-led Growth Hypothesis in South Asian Region: An Empirical Analysis. The Empirical Economic Letters, 11 (12), 1201-1214.

  48. Nabila Asghar, Samia Nasreen and Hafeez ur Rehman (2012), Relationship between FDI and Economic Growth in Selected Asian Countries: A Panel Data Analysis. Review of Economics and Finance, 1, 84-96.

  49. Samia Nasreen (2011), Export-led Growth Hypothesis in Selected Asian Developing Countries: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis. Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 1(1), 1-13. 

Publications of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal 

Working Papers 

  1. Mian M. Akram and Muhammad Afzal (2014), Dynamic Role of Zakat in Alleviating Poverty: A Case Study of Pakistan. MPRA Paper No. 56013, posted UNSPECIFIED. 

Research Papers Published in Journals of International Repute 

  1. A. Masood and Muhammad Afzal (2016), Determinants of Audit Quality in Pakistan. Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume XII, Issue II (December), pp. 24-49.

  2. Muhammad Afzal, Shamim Rafique and Farhan Hameed (2015), Measurement of Living Standards Deprivation in Punjab using AF Method (Periodical Comparison Approach). The Pakistan Development Review, Volume 54, No. 4, Part II (Winter), pp. 739-763.

  3. Muhammad Afzal, Ishrat Begum, Hina Fatima and Kafeel Sarwar (2015), Private Financial Returns to Education for Employees of Financial Institutions in Lahore: Microeconometric Analysis. Journal of Elementary Education, Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 107-133.

  4. Muhammad Afzal, (2014), Microeconometric Analysis of Earnings Oriented Educational System of Lahore (Pakistan). Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 52, No. 2 (Winter 2014), pp. 227-256.

  5. Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Gulfam Arshed and Kafeel Sarwar (2013), Education, Health, Food Inflation and Economic Growth in Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 51, No. 2 (Winter 2013), pp. 109-138.

  6. K. Sarwar, Muhammad Afzal, M. Shafiq and H. Rehman (2013), Institutions and Economic Growth in South Asia. Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume IX, Issue 2 (December), pp. 01-23.

  7. Muhammad Afzal, Abdul Rauf Butt, Rafaqat Ali Akbar and Seemab Roshi (2013), Gender Disparity in Pakistan: A Case of Middle and Secondary Education in Punjab. Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, Volume 7, Issues 2, pp.113-124.

  8. Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Ehsan Malik, A. Rauf Butt and Kalsoom Fatima (2013), Openness, Inflation and Growth Relationships in Pakistan: An Application of ARDL Bounds Testing Approach. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 51, No. 1 (Summer), pp. 13-53.

  9. Muhammad Afzal, M. Shafiq, N. Ahmad, H. M. Qasim and K. Sarwar (2013), Education, Poverty and Economic Growth in South Asia: A Panel Data Analysis. Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume IX, Issue I (June), pp. 131-154.

  10. Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Ishrat Begum, Kafeel Sarwar and Hina Fatima (2012), Relationship among Education, Poverty and Economic Growth in Pakistan: An Econometric Analysis. Journal of Elementary Education, Volume 22, No. 1, pp. 23-45.

  11. Muhammad Afzal, Hafeez ur Rehman, Muhammad Shahid Farooq and Kafeel Sarwar (2011), Education and economic growth in Pakistan: A cointegration and causality analysis. International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 50, Issues 5-6, pp. 321-335.

  12. Muhammad Afzal (2011), Microeconometric analysis of private returns to education and determinants of earnings. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 49, No. 1 (Summer), pp. 39-68.

  13. Muhammad Afzal, M. S. Farooq, M. I. Khalid and N. Akhtar (2010), Household characteristics and primary school education: A case of Province Punjab-Pakistan. Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume VI, Issue II (December), pp. 17-42.

  14. Muhammad Ilyas, Hafiz Khalil Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal and Tahir Mahmood (2010), Determinants of manufacturing value added in Pakistan: An application of bounds testing approach to cointegration. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 48, No. 2 (Winter), pp. 209-223.  

  15. Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Shahid Farooq, Hafiz Khalil Ahmad, Ishrat Begum and M. Abdul Quddus (2010), Relationship between school education and economic growth in Pakistan: ARDL bounds testing approach to cointegration. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 48, No. 1 (Summer), pp. 39-60.

  16. Hafiz Khalil Ahmad, Muhammad Ilyas, Tahir Mahmood and Muhammad Afzal (2010), Exploring the effect of total factor productivity growth on future output growth: Evidence from a panel of East Asian countries. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 48, No. 1 (Summer), pp. 105-122.

  17. N. A. Akhtar, F. Jalil, M. S. Farooq, Muhammad Afzal and M. U. Awan (2010), Effect of leadership and academic culture on implementation of Self Assessment Manual in public sector universities of Pakistan. Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Volume VI, Issue I (June), pp. 135-152.

  18. Muhammad Afzal, A. Rauf Butt, Hafeez ur Rehman and Ishrat Begum (2009), A dynamic analysis of the relationship among human development, exports and economic growth in Pakistan. The Pakistan Development Review, Volume 48, No. 4, Part II (Winter), pp. 885-920.

  19. Muhammad Afzal, Hafeez ur Rehman and Ishrat Begum (2006), An analysis of the relationship between debt burden and human resource development: A case study of Pakistan. GCU Economic Journal (GC University, Lahore), Volume XXXVIII, No. 1&2, pp. 1-28.

  20. Hafeez ur Rehman and Muhammad Afzal (2003), The J curve phenomenon: An evidence from Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume XLI, No. 1&2, pp. 45-58.

  21. Hafeez ur Rehman and Muhammad Afzal (2003), The black market exchange rate and stability of demand for money in Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume XLI, No. 1&2, pp. 13-28.

  22. Shaukat Ali Shahid, Hafeez ur Rehman and Muhammad Afzal (2002), Economic options for agricultural production in saline areas of Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume XL, No. 2 (Winter), pp. 89-120.

  23. Muhammad Afzal, Hafeez ur Rehman and A. Rauf Butt (2002), Forecasting: A dilemma of modules (A comparison of theory based and theory free approaches). Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume XL, No. 1 (Summer), pp. 1-18.

  24. Muhammad Afzal (2002), A Comparison of the Forecasting Performance of Regression Models with Univariate Non-Seasonal ARIMA Time Series Models. Published M. Phil. thesis, Department of Economics, GC University, Lahore.

  25. Muhammad Afzal (2013), Private Returns to Education and Determinants of Earnings: An Econometric Analysis. Published Ph.D. thesis, Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore. 


  1. Afzal, Muhammad. (2014). Forecasting performance: The case of Pakistan’s exports. Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

  2. Afzal, Muhammad. (2014). Private returns to education and determinants of earnings: An econometric analysis. Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

  3. Afzal, Muhammad. Tafheem Moashiat for Intermediate Part I: A helping book for Intermediate level students in Urdu Language.

  4. Afzal, Muhammad. Tafheem Moashiat for Intermediate Part II: A helping book for Intermediate level students in Urdu Language. 

Book Chapter  

  1. A chapter on “Public Debt: Effective Political Tool of Economy in Pakistan” by Muhammad Afzal published in Hasnat, S. F., & Faruqui, A. (Eds.). (2008), Pakistan Unresolved Issues of State and Society (First edition). Lahore/Karachi/Islamabad: Vanguard Books Pvt. Ltd. 

Publications of Dr. Shazia Kousar

  1. Factors Promoting Foreign Aid Dependence in South Asian Countries: South Asian Studies (HEC recognized X category), January – June 2017, 31(1).

  2. Driving Forces of Macroeconomic instability: A Case of Developing Nation: Global Management journal for Academic and Corporate Studies (HEC recognized Y category), July - December, 2017, 7(2).

  3. The Role of Technological Factors in Adoption of Green Innovation: A Case of SMEs in Pakistan". Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (HEC recognized Y category), Sep. -December, 2017, 11(3).

  4. An Exploratory Study of Problems Faced by International Students in Private Higher Education Institutions, Lahore: Pakistan: Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (HEC recognized Y category), July – December 2018, 16 (2).

  5. A Step toward Realization of Vision 2030; Reduction in Child Mortality: New Evidence from South Asian Countries: Journal of Independent Studies and Research-Management, Social Sciences and Economics (HEC recognized Y category), Jan – June 2019, 17(1).

  6. Kashmir: The Major Source of Conflict between Pakistan and India: South Asian Studies (HEC recognized X category), July-December, 2019, 34(2),

  7. The Role of Intellectual Capital in Organization Innovation: A Test of Mediating Model in HEI Pakistan: Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (HEC recognized Y category, 13(3), 2019

  8. Factors Affecting the Performance Of Market Committees In Punjab, Pakistan: An Empirical Assessment Of Performance Through Smart PLS Mediation Analysis: Journal of Agriculture research, (HEC recognized Y category), 57 (3), 2019

  9. Social, cultural and institutional barriers to female labour force participation: Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (HEC recognized Y category), July – December 2019, 18 (2), 2019

  10. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Gateway To Sustainable Economic Development: International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 45 Issue: 6, pp.909-924, (ABDC Rank) 

  11. Do Personal and Familial Factors Matter in Women’s Familial Empowerment? A logistic model: Paradigm, (HEC recognized Y category), Dec. 2019, Vol. 13, 2019

  12. Impact of founder CEO and CEO ownership on entrepreneurial orientation, moderating role of CEO narcissism: has been published in “Asia Pacific journal of innovation and entrepreneurship (2019)” Volume 12, issue (Emerging Sources Citation Index and HEC Y category).

  13. Role Of Entrepreneurial Motivation On Entrepreneurial Intentions And Behaviour: Theory Of Planned Behaviour Extension On Engineering Students In Pakistan: Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (2019) 9(50) (Emerging Sources Citation Index, HEC, Y category)

  14. Investigating the effect of governance on unemployment: a case of South Asian countries: International Journal of Management and Economics, (HEC, Y category), Volume 55(2), 2019.

  15. Reformation of the Practices regarding Risk Management in Specialized Financial Institutions of Pakistan: Modified Structure for Regulatory Compliance (HEC recognized, Y category)Journal of managerial sciences, vol 14(4), 2019.

  16. Impact of Globalization on Green Growth: A Case of OECD Countries: (HEC recognized, Y category): Journal of Indian studies, Vol. 5(2) 2019.

  17. Mediation Analysis of Factors Affecting the Performance of Public Schools at Early Childhood Level in Punjab, Pakistan: Pakistan Journal of Education (HEC recognized X category): 36, No.3, 2019, 187-210

  18. Do Government Expenditures on Education and Health Lead Toward Economic Growth? Evidence from Pakistan (HEC recognized, Y category): Vol.14 (1), 2020.

  19. Impact of E-Commerce Investment and Enterprise Performance Based on Customer Relationship ManagementInternational Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (HEC recognized Y category June, 2020), 24(9)

  20. Impact assessment of socioeconomic factors on dimensions of environmental degradation in Pakistan: SN applied sciences, (Emerging Sources Citation Index, HEC, Y category, HEC Y category ), vol. 2 issue 3 (march, 2020)

  21. Government revenue and economic growth of Pakistan (1979 – 2017): Estudios de Economia Aplicada, (Emerging Sources Citation Index, HEC, Y category) 33 issu 3 (April: 2020)

  22. Role of Natural Resources in Economic Growth: New Evidence from Pakistan: Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science (HEC X category): vol 25, issue 50, June, 2020

  23. Personality traits and intra-preneurial behaviour: moderating role of knowledge sharing behaviour in diverse group of employees in developing countries: Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Emerging Sources Citation Index, HEC, Y category): vol 14 issue 1 (2020)

  24. Factors affecting level of unemployment in South Asia: Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (HEC recognized Y category 2020), ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print

  25. Financial Development, Institutional Quality, and Environmental Degradation Nexus: New Evidence from Asymmetric ARDL Co-Integration Approach: Sustainability (HEC recognized W category) Sep. 2020, 12(7812)

  26. Macroeconomic determinant of Brain Drain in the era of globalization: evidence from Pakistan: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 4(1) 2020

  27. Impact of Gold and Oil Prices on the Stock Market in Pakistan" in its current form for publication in Journal of Economics Finance and Administrative Science: Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science (HEC X category): vol.25, issue 50, June 2020

  28. Drivers and challenges of tacit knowledge sharing in automotive workshop employees: VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, (HEC X category),19 Oct, 2020

  29. Renewable Energy Consumption, Water Crises, and Environmental Degradation with Moderating Role of Governance: Dynamic Panel Analysis under Cross-Sectional Dependence: Sustainability, (HEC recognized W category), 2020, 12(24)

  30. Investigation of Socioeconomic Determinants on Child Death in South Asian Countries: A Panel Cointegration Analysis: OMEGA—Journal of Death and Dying, (HEC recognized W category), Jan-March 2020, page: 1-26

  31. Effects of energy consumption and ecological footprint on CO2 emissions: Empirical evidence from Pakistan: Environment, Development and Sustainability, (HEC recognized W category), 6 Jan. 2021.

  32. Analysis of Environmental Degradation Mechanism in the Nexus among Energy Consumption and Poverty in Pakistan: Environment sciences and pollution Research, issn 1344,1614-7499 (HEC recognized W category), January 2021

  33. Spatial analysis of drought severity and magnitude using the standardized precipitation index and stream flow drought index over the Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan: Environment, Development and Sustainability, ISSN, 1387-585X (HEC recognized W category), March 2021

  34. An Application of VECM to Investigate the Role of Socio-Economic Factors in Poverty: New Evidence from PakistanEstudios de Economia Aplicada; ISSN 1697 – 5731, 39(2) 2021

  35. Do institutional quality and financial development affect sustainable economic growth? Evidence from South Asian countries: Borsa Istanbul Review, ISSN: 2214-8450, (HEC recognized W category), 25th March 2021

  36. Impact of economic freedom on air pollution: configuration analysis of Asia-Pacific region: Environmental sciences and pollution Research, ISSN 1344, 1614-7499 (HEC recognized W category), 28(35).

  37. Illuminating Empirical Evidence of Climate Change: Impacts on Rice Production in the Punjab Regions, Pakistan, Agriculture Research/2249-720X/Y, 10(2) 2021

  38. Role of green innovation, trade and energy to promote green economic growth: a case of South Asian Nations: Environmental sciences and pollution Research, ISSN 1344, 1614-7499 (HEC recognized W category)

  39. The mediating role of green creativity and the moderating role of green mindfulness in the relationship among clean environment, clean production, and sustainable growth: Environmental sciences and pollution Research, ISSN 1344, 1614-7499 (HEC recognized W category)28th 2021

  40. Food Insecurity, Population Growth, Urbanization and Water Availability: The Role of Government Stability: Sustainability (HEC recognized W category), 13(22), 2021

Publications of Dr. Saima Liaqat

  1. Institutional Quality and International Capital Flows to the Emerging Economies. iRASD Journal of Economics 3(2), 166-176. September 30, 2021.
  2. Is Economic Growth and Industrial Growth the Reason for Environmental Degradation in SAARC Countries? International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 11(6), 418-426, 2021 
  3. Economic Viability of Poultry Farmers in Pakistan: A Case Study of District Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Journal of Innovative Sciences, 7(1):142-151. June 05, 2021.
  1. Effect of Openness on Financial Sector Development in Asian Emerging Markets: A System Dynamic Panel Data Approach. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 40(4): 1631-1640. December 31, 2020.
  2. An Essay on Consumption Hypotheses: Evidence from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Humanities & Social Science Research1(3):23-32. June 2020
  3. Inflation, Globalization and Interest Rate Nexus to Curb Price Voltality: An Empirical Cross-Country Analysis. Global Economics Review, 5(1):153-165 Winter. 2020
  4. An Assessment of Technical Efficiency of Tomato Farms in District Lasbela, Balochistan. Journal of Innovative Sciences, 6(1):60-65. June 2020. 
  1. Estimation of Consumption Function for Developing Economies: China, Turkey, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Global Economics Review, 5(1):1-11 winter, 2020. 
  1. Determinants of Rice Productivity in District Nasirabad, Balochistan. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture Sciences,36(2): 567-573.April 28, 2020
  2. An Assessment of the Consumption Function for Iran. European Online Journal of Social and Natural Sciences, 9(2):351-358. Feb 9,2020 
  1. The Nexus of Climate Change and Economic Growth: Time Series Evidence from Pakistan. Journal of Innovative Sciences, 5(1):1-5. June.2019 
  1. The Aid, Macroeconomic Policy Environment and Growth Nexus: Evidence from Selected Asian Countries”, Lahore Journal of Economics, 24(1): 83-102. Jan-June 2019
  2. Assessing Fiscal Behavior of Asian Economies to Foreign Capital. European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences. April. 2019 
  1. Nexus between livestock income and rural livelihood: A case study of Lasbela, Balochistan. Journal of Innovative Sciences, 4(2): 90-94. Dec. 2018.
  2. China Consumption Function: An Empirical Test of Absolute and Permanent Income Hypothesis. Global Economics Review, 3(1): 90-97.Spring. 2018
  3. Impact of Conventional & Unconventional Inputs on Economic Growth of China(An Empirical Analysis of Chinese Economy). Science International, 27(5): 4641-4647. Sep 2015

Publications of Ms. Ramsha Saleem

  1. The Long-run and Short-run relationship between poverty and literacy rate in Pakistan. Pakistan business review, Volume 20, Issue-4, June-2019. HEC approved “X” category Journal

  2.  Demographic Characteristics and women’s Status in Cholistan. South Asian Studies Volume 21, No. 2 July 2006

  3. Measuring and Modeling the Domestic Empowerment of Rural Women in Pakistan, ISSN 1684-8403, Journal of Statistics Vol. 14, 2007

  4. The Impact of Vocational Education on Economic Growth of Pakistan. Bulletin of Business of Economics, 5(2), 83 – 91.

Publications of Dr. Hafsa Batool

  1. Hafsa Batool, Hafeez Ur Rehman, Nabila Ashagar (2020) Key Dimensions and Determinants of women’s Empowerment in Pakistan: Empirical Evidence from Southern Punjab. Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan. Volume No. 57, Issue No. 1

  2. Hafsa Batool, Mumtaz Anwar, Nabila Asghar, Hafeez Ur Rehman, Asifa Kamal (2021) “A nexus between household characteristics and women’s empowerment: A case study of Punjab, Pakistan”. Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews

  3. Hafsah Batool, Nabila Asghar, Hafeezur Rehman, Mumtaz Anwar “Women autonomy and sustainable development: A case of Southern Punjab”, Elementary Education Online

  4. Hafsah Batool, Mumtaz Anwar, Nabila Asghar, Hafeezur Rehman “Women empowerment in perspective of socioeconomics dynamics: A case study of Northern Punjab, Pakistan” Elementary Education Online

  5. Hafsah Batool, Nabila Asghar, Hafeezur Rehman,” Regional diversity of women empowerment in Punjab, Pakistan” Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews 

  6. Muhammad Adnan Riaz, Mariyam Hafeez, Hafsah Batool “COVID-19 and Online Teaching in the Perspective of University Teacher in Pakistan” Elementary Education Online 

  7. Hafsah Batool Lahore, Nabeela Nazly. (2020). The Impact of Socio-Cultural and Demographics Factors on Religious Intolerance in Pakistan. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(7), 15953-15958. Retrieved from

  8. Hafsah Batool Lahore, Nabeela Nazly. (2020). Impact Of Working Capital Policies on Corporations’ Returns in The Manufacturing Sectors of Pakistan. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(7), 15946-15952. Retrieved from

  9. Batool, H., & Nazly, N. (2021). Emotional Intelligence of Secondary School Teachers and Socio-Demographic Factors Nexus: An Empirical Investigation in the District Vehari. VOL. 58 NO. 2 (2021)

  10. Batool, H., & Nazly, N. (2021). Developing a System for Teaching Effectiveness by Student Classification of Teacher Attributes at the University of Lahore College for Women University. VOL. 58 NO. 2 (2021) 

  11. Reehan Hameed, Hafsa Batool, Israr Hussain (2020) Dynamics of domestic debt and implications on economic growth: Evidence from SAARC countries. Journal of Peace, Development and Communication vol.4 page 428-444 

  12. Muhammad Reehan Hameed,Majid Ali, Hafsah Batool(2020) Is External debt a bone or a curse ? Empirical evidence from South Asian Countries. International review of management and business research, vol.9 page 223-232 

  13. Nabeela Nazly, Hafsah Batool (2020) Effect on student satisfaction with the quality management of Higher Education in Pakistan. Journal of Critical Reviews. vol.7 page 4745-4754 

  14. Nabeela Nazly, Talat Sohail,Hafsah Batool (2020) A Nexus between student perception of the learning environment and learning outcomes in Lahore College for Women University of Pakistan. Journal of Critical 4734-4744 

  15. Majid Ali, Abdul Saboor, Shahzada M. Naeem Nawaz, Hafsah Batool. IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS-19 ON MENTAL HEALTH: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. EEO. 2021; 20(4): 907-918. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.04.97 

  16. Reehan Hameed, Hafsah Batool, Arman Khan, Iftakhar Ahmed, Naeem Ur Rehman, “Sustainable Development Goals Challenges and Strategies for South Asian Countries” Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews

  17. Ghulam Hussain, Mariyam Hafeez, Hafsah Batool “Islamic Modes of Finance and Economic Growth: A Mediating Role of Financial Stability in Case of Islamic Countries”

  18. Muhammad Abdullah, Ayza Shoukat ,Hafsah Batool “Employment Implications Of Economic Liberalization: Ardl Based Evidence From Pakistan” Pakistan Journal of Social Research 

  19. Asifa Kamal, Sadaf Malik , Hafsa Batool, Afza Rasul Influence Of Individual And Community-Level Associates Of Contraceptive Use In Pakistan: A Multi-Level Mixed Effect Analysis (Pdhs 2017-18) Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews

  20. Zahida Shabnum, Saima Farooq, Hafsah Batool, “Islamic Culture and Pakistani Women: A Self Perception and Understanding”

  21. Ramsha SaleemAmmara Amjad Hashmi, Hafsah Batool, Muhammad Naeem “Income Diversification by agro Pastoralists in Cholistan Desert Punjab, Pakistan”

Publications of Dr. Ammara Amjad Hashmi

  1. Trends and Determinants of Rural Poverty:  A Logistic Regression Analysis of Selected Districts of Punjab (The Pakistan Development Review.
    PIDE, Isl
    amabad) X Category, 47: 4 Part II (Winter) 4 part II

  2. Determination of Credit Programme Participation and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Beneficiaries: Evidence from Sargodha
    The Pakistan Development Review.
    PIDE, Isl
    amabad, 2008) X Catgory X Category, 47: 4 Part II (Winter) 4 part II

  3. Assessing Food Insecurity Trends and Determinants by using Mix Methods in Pakistan: Evidence from Household Pooled Data (2005-2014) Sarhad Journal of Agriculture 35(1)

  4. Income Diversification by Agro-Pastoralists in Cholistan Desert Punjab, Pakistan (Pakistan Business Review July - September, 2021 Volume 23, Issue 2)

Publications of Naghmana Ghafoor 

  1. Ghafoor, N., Nisa, M., Fayyaz, S., & Akbar, M. R. (2021). An Empirical Investigation of Socio-Economic Impacts of Agglomeration Economies in Major Cities of Punjab, Pakistan. Cogent Economics & Finance. 9(1). DOI: 10.108023322039.2021.1975915. (X-category) 

  2. Ghafoor, N., Nisa, M., & Akbar, M. A. (2021). Socioeconomic Determinants of Migration in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, DOI: 10.1007/s13132-021-00844-4. (W-category, Impact factor: 1.964) 

  3. Irshad, R., Nisa, M., & Ghafoor, N. (2021). Infrastructure and Economic Growth: Evidence from Lower Middle-Income Countries. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, (Accepted) (W-category, Impact factor: 1.964)

  4. Gulzar, A., Ditta, A., Rehman, H., & Ghafoor, N. (2020). Testing the Validity of Keynesian Military Model of Fiscal Side in Case of Pakistan. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 6(3), 675-686. (Y-Category). 

Publications of Dr. Mehrunisa

  1. The determinants of stock prices in Pakistan.
    Asian Economic and Financial Review.  Dec 2011, pp-271-296

  2. Impact of Fiscal Decentralization in Improving Public service delivery: A Case Study of Districts in Punjab.
    PUTAJ Humanities & Social Sciences. 2018, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p141-156. 16p.

  3. Socioeconomic Determinants of Migration in the City of Lahore, Pakistan
    Naghmana Ghafoor, Mehr-un-Nisa Journal of the Knowledge Economy,              021-00844-4

  4. An Empirical Investigation of Socio-economic impacts of agglomeration economies in major cities of Punjab, Pakistan.
    Naghmana Ghafoor, Sana Fayyaz, Mehr-un-Nisa
    Cogent Economics & Finance 9 (1),

Publications of Durayab Fatima

  1. Fatima, D. (2014), Education, Employment and Women’s Say in Household Decision Making in Pakistan, (Working Paper No. 04-14). Lahore: Centre for Research in Economics and Business

  2. Javed, N., Rehman, A. and Fatima, D. (2014), Mortgage Finance in Housing Sector of Punjab and Urban Land Records, Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, (NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi) Vol. 16 (1), pp.7-17

Publications of Bushra Mushtaq

  1. Afzal, M., Ahmad, H. K. & Mushtaq, B. (2020). National innovative capacity and knowledge creation in advanced economies: an empirical investigation. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Taylor & Francis Group, Manuscript ID-CIEJ1828046.

  2. Mushtaq. B., & Afzal, M. (2014). Human resource, technology and economic development of Pakistan (A Case Study of Pakistan) Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, ISSN: 2090-4274, 4(9S) 379-394.

  3. Mushtaq, B., Batool, S. A. & Afzal, M. (2014) Globalization, technology transformation and economic growth (A Case Study of Pakistan) African Journal of Marketing Management (AJMM) ISSN 2141-2421, Vol.6 (5), pp56-67.

Publications of Naghmana Ghafoor

  1. Nuzrat Yar Khan, Naghmana Ghafoor, Rabia Iftikhar, and Maria Malik. (2011). Urban Annoyances and Mental Health in the City of Lahore, Pakistan. M .Journal of Urban Affairs. Volume XXXIV, No.3, pp. 297-315.

  2. Khan, N.Y., Abdullah, Y., Naghmana Ghafoor Iqbal. A. (2011). Ecosystem Health of the Indus River Watershed: Socioeconomic Impacts and BehavioralResponses of the Communities to the Environmental Degradation in Ravi-Chenab Watershed. HEC Project Report.

  3. Gul Zareen Ghafoor , Ejaz Mahmood,  Ahmed Qureshi , Naghmana Ghafoor & Laila Shehzad. (2014). Health Status and Hygiene Practices in SSlums: A Case Study of Lahore, Pakistan. Biologia. Volume LX, No.2, pp. 273-278.

  4. Mehr-un-Nisa and Mohammad Nishat. (2011). The Determinants of Stock Prices in Pakistan. Asian Economic and Financial Review. Volume I, No. 4, pp. 276-291.

Publications of M. M. Munawwar

  1. Azeem, M. M.,Munawwar, S.,&Mushtaq, K. (2012). An Empirical Analysis of factors affecting food (wheat) inflation in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Agriculture Sciences. Volume. LXVIX, No. 2, pp. 199-203. 

Publications of Sajida Wajid

  1. Khalil Ahmad &  Sajida Wajid, (2013). What matter for Economic Growth in Pakistan Fiscal Policy or its composition. Asian Economic and Financial Review. Volume III, No. 2, pp. 196-215.

  2. Zainab Akram, Sajida Wajid, Tahir Mahmood, & Shoiab Sarwar. (2011). Impact of poor Governance of income Inequality on poverty in Pakistan. Far East Journal of Psychology and Business. Volume. IV c., No. 4, pp. 43-55.

  3. Bushra Mushtaq, Syeda Azra Batool and Muhammad Afzal (2014). Globalization, Technology Tranformaton and Economic Development: A case Study of Pakistan. African Journal of Marketing Management, Volume VI, No. 5, pp. 56-67

Working Papers

  1. Duryab Fatima (2014), Education, Employment and Women's Say in Household Decision Making in Pakistan (Working Paper No. 04-14). Lahore: Centre for Research in Economics and Business.

  2. Shafi Mariuam and Asghar, Zahid (2015), Tax Policy and Economic Growth: by using Semi-Parametric Approach, AMTR. MPRA Paper No. 66662.