Department of Economics

Dr. Muhammad Afzal

Dr. Muhammad Afzal
Dr. Muhammad Afzal

Professor

Department of Economics

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PROFESSIONAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To Seek Excellence in Research & Knowledge of Economics

  • To Conduct Quality Research that Enhances Economic Welfare of Human Beings around the Globe

  • To Disseminate Knowledge to the Students of Higher Classes

  • To Teach Master, MS/M.Phil. and Ph.D. Level Students of Economics, Business and Management

  • To Supervise Master, MS/M.Phil. and Ph.D. Level Research of the Students of Economics, Business and Management

  • To Do Research using Qualitative and Quantitative Primary & Secondary Data

SCHOLASTIC RECORD

Degree/Certificate

Subject

University/Board

Ph.D.

Economics

University of the Punjab, Lahore

M. Phil.

Economics

GC University, Lahore

Master of Arts

Economics

University of the Punjab, Lahore

B.Sc.

Social Science
(Statistics, Mathematics, Economics)

University of the Punjab, Lahore

F.Sc.

Science
(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)

BISE, Sargodha

SSC

Science
(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)

BISE, Sargodha

TITLE OF M.Phil AND Ph.D. RESEARCH WORK

M. Phil. Thesis: “A Comparison of the Forecasting Performance of Regression Modelswith Univariate Non-Seasonal ARIMA Time Series Models”

Ph.D. Thesis: “Private Returns to Education and Determinants of Earnings: An Econometric Analysis”

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Designation
  • Designation Professor of Economics
    Location of Assignment                                   Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
    Period of Assignment                           13th May 2014 till to date
  • Designation Assistant Professor of Economics
    Location of Assignment                                   University of the Punjab (Pakistan)
    Period of Assignment                                       27th December 2012 to 12th May 2014
  • Designation Lecturer in Economics
    Location of Assignment                       University of the Punjab (Pakistan)
    Period of Assignment                                       23rd October 2002  to 26th December 2012
  • Designation Lecturer in Economics
    Location of Assignment                                   Education Department, Govt. of Punjab (Pakistan)
    Period of Assignment                                       23rd October 1995 to 22th October 2002

Position

Position during stay at LCWU Head, Department of Economics,27th January 2015 to 20th July 2016 Faculty Incharge of Management &  Administrative Sciences, LCWU, Lahore

27th January 2015 to 20th July 2016 Coordinator, Jhang Campus, LCWU, Lahore

13th February 2015 to 20th July 2016Position during stay at PU  Students’ Advisor, Coordinator PGDAE & M.Sc.Economics (Replica), Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Position during stay at GICCL Students’ Advisor, Department of Economics, Hostel Assistant Warden, Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore

Honored Best Teacher Award in the Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, for the Academic Year 2005.

Scored the Highest Marks in M.Phil. Thesis (Econ-899) from GCU, Lahore from GCU, Lahore

Attended Warwick Economics Summer School 2015, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, UK

Received Transcript of Results for the Course “Intermediate Econometrics” Scoring (A-) Grade

MEMBERSHIP

  • Member, Technical Committee to Tehsil-based Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Punjab, 2016-17, Planning & Development Department, Government of the Punjab

  • Member, Academic Council, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 13th May, 2014 till to date

  • Member, Syndicate, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 27th January, 2015 to 20th July, 2016

  • Member, Advanced Studies & Research Board (ASRB), Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 27th January, 2015 till to date

  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Economics, Department of Economics, GCW University, Faisalabad, 19th January, 2015 till to date

  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Economics, Department of Economics, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 9th September, 2014 till to date

  • Member, Departmental Tenure Review Committee (DTRC), Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 27th August, 2014 till to date

  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 2004-2008

  • Member, Board of Faculty (BOF) of Economics and Management Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 2004-2008, 2011-2012

  • Member, Disciplinary Committee, University of the Punjab, Lahore, February 2008 to February 2010

  • Member, Rationalization Committee, University of the Punjab, Lahore, February 2008-2013

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Lifetime Membership of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE), PIDE, Islamabad (Pakistan).

  • Member of Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES).

CONVENER OF COMMITTEES

CONVENER, BOARD OF STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS,
LCWU, LAHORE
  • Convener of Board of Studies, Department of Economics, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore since January 27, 2015 to date
CONVENER, BOARD OF FACULTY, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT &
ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
  • Convener, Board of Faculty, Faculty of Management & Administrative Sciences,
       Lahore College for Women University, Lahore since January 27, 2015
      CONVENER OF COURSE RENEWAL COMMITTEE
  • Convener of Course Renewal Committee to upgrade BS-4 Year, MS Economics and MS Econometrics Curriculum Vide Office Order No. Reg/LCWU/1711 dated 10th September, 2014
       CONVENER OF OTHER COMMITTEES AT LCWU
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Assistant to Estate Officer (BPS-11) Vide Office Order No. DIR-Admin/LCWU/143 dated 16th February, 2015
  • Convener of Committee to Discuss/Revise the Structure Regarding the Non-teaching Posts Mentioned in LCWU, Service Statues, 2008 below Grade 16 Vide Office Order No. Reg/LCWU/2422 dated 8th December, 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Office Assistant Vide Office Order No. Reg/LCWU/1261 dated 1st July, 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Driver (BPS-05) & Tractor Driver (BPS-05) Vide Office Order No. Reg/LCWU/1306 dated 7-07- 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Cricket Coach (BPS-14) Vide Office Order No. Dir-Admin/LCWU/402 dated 27th August, 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Coordinator (BPS-16) Vide Office Order No. Dir-Admin/LCWU/402 dated 27th August, 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Coordinator (BPS-16) Vide Office Order No. Dir-Admin/LCWU/402 dated 27th August, 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Assistant Warden (BPS-16) Vide Office Order No. Dir-Admin/LCWU/442 dated 12th September, 2014
  • Convener of Selection Committee for the Post of Generator Operator (BPS-11) Vide Office Order No. Dir-Admin/LCWU/652 dated 10th November, 2014

Member of other Committees at LCWU, Lahore

Served as:
  • Member of Sub Committee to Implementation of HEC Funded Project “Essential Infrastructure for Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Jhang Campus”1675 dated 08th May, 2015.
  • Member of Core Committee for the Implementation of HEC Funded Project entitled “Essential Infrastructure for Lahore College for Women University Lahore, Jhang Campus” Reg/LCWU/1320 dated 08th May, 2015.
  • Member of LCWU, Jhang Campus Committee
  • Member of LCWU Security Committee for Strengthening of Security Measures Vide Office Order No. Reg/LCWU/35 dated 07th January, 2015
  • Member of Inquiry Committee against Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Nazir, Associate Professor (BPS-20) in Computer Science Department, LCWU, Lahore Vide Office Order No. 916 dated 26th February, 2015

SEMINARS CONDUCTED/ORGANIZED AT DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB, LAHORE

  • Seminar on “Self Reliance” under Prof. Qazi Muhammad Fareed Memorial Society on Thursday, 24th June 2010 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  • Seminar on “Austerity Economy” under Prof. Qazi Muhammad Fareed Memorial Society in November 2009 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  • Seminar on “Budget 2005-06” on 13th June 2005 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  • Seminar on “WTO and Challenges of Pakistan” on 3rd May 2005 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  • Seminar on “WTO and Pakistan Economy” on 7th April 2005 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  • Seminar on “Improvement of Quality and Standard of Education in the Universities” on 21st May 2003 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

  • Ibne-Khuldoon Seminar on “Economics of Natural Resources” 10th April 2003 at Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

LECTURE CONDUCTED/ORGANIZED AT DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, LCWU LAHORE

  • A Lecture on “Regulatory Impact Analysis and Economics of Regulation of Developing Countries” by Takuya Nakaizumi, Professor of Kanto-Gakuin University Japan and member of Commission of Administrative Evaluation Bureaus of Ministry of Internal Affair and Communication Japan on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 at Department of Economics, LCWU, Lahore . Prof. Nakaizumi is also a JICA technical expert of Regulatory Reform and Regulatory Impact Analysis at ERU Ministry of Finance Pakistan.

PARTICIPATED AS CHAIR, PANELIST AND DISCUSSANT IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Participated as Panelist in 2nd International Conference on Management, Business & Technology-2018 on the theme “Entrepreneurship & SMEs Growth: CPEC Perspective”, organized by Institute of Business & Management (IBM), University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore from 10th – 12th December, 2018.

  • Participated as Discussant of Research Papers Session in International Conference on Marginalization and Social Exclusion in the Perspective of Market Economy”, organized by School of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, in collaboration with University of Peshawar and Women University Mardan, held at University of Peshawar Camp, Baragali Abbottabad (Pakistan) from 16th – 18th August, 2017.

  • Chaired a Conference Session in the 6nd International Conference on Management Research (ICMR) 2015 on the Theme "Green Economy in the Emerging Markets: Renewable Energy Role in Sustainable Development of Emerging Markets" in the Strand “Human Resource Management” Jointly Organized by Superior University Lahore, Pakistan; Embassy of Italy, Embassy of France, ICRIM, Italy; and IESEG School of Management, France, held at the Superior University Lahore, Pakistan, from 5th – 6th November, 2015.

       (www.superior.edu.pk)

  • Chaired a Conference Session in the 2nd International Conference on Research in Education on the Theme “Innovations in Teaching and Learning” in the Strand “Economics of Education” organized by of the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan, from 18th – 20th November, 2014. 

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  • Chaired Two Conference Sessions in an International Conference on “Business Strategy and Social Sciences” Jointly Organized by Asian Economic and Social Society, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein on Malaysia and Pak Publishing Group at Pearl International Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16th –  17th August, 2014.

PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Presented a paper Measurement of Living Standards Deprivation in Lahore: A Periodical Comparison Approach” in the AERC International Conference 2016 on the theme Transforming Economic Development: Policies and Strategies at University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan from, 22nd – 24th November 2016.
  • Presented a paper “Measurement of Living Standards Deprivation in Punjab using AF Method (Periodical Comparison Approach) in the 30th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Poverty, Inequality and Economic Growth” at Islamabad, Pakistan from, 2nd – 4th December 2014. [The updated version of this paper has published in 2015 in the Journal “The Pakistan Development Review, Volume 54, No. 4(Winter), pp. 739-9763.”]
  • Presented a paper “Private Returns to Education and Determinants of Earnings of the Employees of Financial Institutions of Lahore” in the 2nd International Conference on Research in Education on the theme “Innovations in Teaching and Learning” organized by of the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan from, 1820 November, 2014. [The updated version of this paper has published in 2015 in the Journal “Journal of Elementary Education, Volume 25, NO. 1, pp. 107-133.”]
  • Presented a paper “ Earnings Oriented Educational System: A Case Study of the Workforce of Lahore Education Institutions” in an International Conference on the theme “Business Strategy and Social Sciences” Jointly organized by Asian Economic and Social Society, Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein on Malaysia and Pak Publishing Group at Pearl International Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from, 16th – 17th August, 2014. [The updated version of this paper has published in 2014 in the Journal “Pakistan Economic and Social Review, Volume 52, No. 2, pp. 227-256.”]
  • Presented a paper A Dynamic Analysis of the Relationship among Human Development, Exports and Economic Growth in Pakistan” in the 25th (Silver Jubilee) Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Investing in People” at Islamabad, Pakistan from, 16th – 18th March 2010. [The updated version of this paper has published in 2009 in the Journal “The Pakistan Development Review, Volume 48, No. 4, Part II (Winter), pp. 885-920.”]
  • Presented a paper “Causal Nexus between Economic Growth, Exports and External Debt Servicing: The Case of Pakistan” in the 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Economic Sustainability in a Globalised World” at Islamabad, Pakistan from 31st March to 2nd April 2009.
  • Presented a paper in the workshop on WTO, International Trade and Human Development, organized by Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, and sponsored by UNDP and Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, 24th – 26th January 2007. [The updated version of this paper has published in 2006 in the JournalEconomic Journal (GC University, Lahore), Volume XXXVIII, No. 1&2, pp. 1-28.”]

CONFERENCE ATTENDED

  • Attended 14th International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy on the theme “Accelerating Economic Growth in Pakistan: Key Macro and Sectoral Drivers”, organized by Centre of Research in Economics and Business, Lahore School of Economics from 28th – 29th March, 2018.
  • Attended the International Conference on “Emerging Issues in Management Sciences”, jointly organized by Department of Management Science, and Department of Public Administration, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) from 18th – 20th July, 2017.
  • Attended the International Conference and Workshop on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development”, jointly organized by Environmental Science Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore-Pakistan, INSPIRE-Transnational Education Partnership Program, and University College London (UCL) UK from, 28th – 30th January, 2016.
  • Attended the 3rd International Conference on Research in Education on the theme “Research in Education”, organized by of the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan from, 24th – 26th November, 2015.
  • Attended the 6nd International Annual Conference on Management Research (ICMR) 2015 on the Theme "Green Economy in the Emerging Markets: Renewable Energy Role in Sustainable Development of Emerging Markets", jointly organized by Superior University Lahore, Pakistan; Embassy of Italy, Embassy of France, ICRIM, Italy; and IESEG School of Management, France, held at the Superior University Lahore, Pakistan, 5th – 6th November 2015.
  • Attended the 2nd International Conference on Research in Education on the theme “Innovations in Teaching and Learning”, organized by of the Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan from, 18th – 20th November, 2014.
  • Attended the 2nd Annual Conference on “The Managing Business in Pakistan: Challenge & Opportunities”, held at the Lahore School of Economics, Main Campus, Burki Road, Lahore, 30th – 31ist May 2014.
  • Attended the 29th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Energy Security and Economic Sustainability: The Way Forward at Islamabad, 19th – 21st December, 2013.
  • Attended the 28th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Economic Reforms for Productivity, Innovation, and Growth” at Islamabad, 13th – 15th November, 2012.
  • Attended the 23rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Environment and Natural Resource Management” at Lahore, 12th – 14th March 2008.
  • Attended the 22nd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Natural Resource Management: Issues and Challenges” at Lahore, 13th – 15th December 2007.
  • Attended the First International Conference on “Assessing Quality Education” held at IQTM, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 11th – 13rd December 2006.
  • Attended the 2nd Annual Conference on “The Management of Pakistan Economy” held at the Lahore School of Economics, Main Campus, Burki Road, Lahore, 2nd – 3rd May 2006.
  • Attended the First International Conference on “Statistics and Operational Research, 2006” at University of the Punjab, Lahore, 3th – 5th April 2006.
  • Attended the 19th Annual General Meeting of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists on the theme “Institutional Change, Growth and Poverty” at Islamabad, 13th – 15th January 2004.

LECTURE DELIVERED IN VARIOUS SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/FORUMS SINCE 2016

  • Attended 03 Days Workshop on Applied Econometrics organized and conducted by School of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad from 4th – 06th January, 2019.

  • Presented a Paper as a Guest Speaker on “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)” to the Faculty and MS Students of the Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore (LCWU) on May 25, 2016.

  • Delivered a Lecture as a Guest Speaker on “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)” to the Faculty and Graduate and Post Graduate Students of Govt. College for Women Cooper Road, Lahore on April 27, 2016.

  • Delivered a Lecture as a Guest Speaker on “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)” to the Faculty and Graduate and Post Graduate Students of Government College of Science, Wahdat Road Lahore on April 13, 2016.

  • Participated in a seminar as a Guest Speaker on “Pakistan China Iqtasadi Rahdaari: Tarjihaat aur Taqazay” to the Faculty and Post Graduate Students of Government College Township, Lahore on January 11, 2016.

  • Delivered a Lecture as a Guest Speaker on “How to Write a Research Paper” to the Faculty and MS Students of the Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, LCWU, Lahore on January 06, 2016.

  • Delivered a Lecture as a Guest Speaker on “Research Methodology Techniques” to the Corporals of New Counter Terrorism Force at Corporal Training, EPTS, Lahore on March 05, 2015.