Department of Economics

Dr. Mehr-un-Nisa

Dr. Mehr-un-Nisa

Department of Economics
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14th November, 2011  to



Lahore College for Women University.


Lecturer (Visiting)                    

NUML University, Lahore.   11


Lecturer (Visiting)                                

Minhaj University, Lahore.

1st May,   2009 to 30th April,  2010


Lecturer (Permanent)                                                                                                                   1  year


Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK) Karachi 


Lecturer (Visiting)                                       

Govt. Degree College for women, Bahawalnagar

Graduate Students/ Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/ Honour Students

  • MS Economics                       Samreen Afzal
  • MS Economics                       Hina Asghar
  • MS Economics                       Huma Ilyas
  • MS Economics                       Rabia Iftikhar
  • MS Economics                       Noureen Ashar
  • MS Economics                       Faghiya Khalid
  • MS Economics                       Fatima Mazhar
  • MS Economics                       Hira Nasir


  • Member of AESS
  • Reviewer of International Journals
  • External Examinar of University of Karachi.Pakistan
  • Member Budget Committee
  • Member of Evaluation Committee for MS/M.Phil Proposal/thesis
  • Member of Department Journal Committee

Service Activity

  • Teaching at Intermediate, and BS level
  • Setting question papers, invigilation
  • Have taught 2 MS Courses
  • Marking Answer Sheets and Compilation of results
  • Member Budget Committee
  • Member Purchase Committee
  • Maintenance of Multimedia and computer related issues of Department
  • Member department cleanliness Committee

Brief Statement of Research Interest

My field of interest is Public Economics with a focus on policy issues as I have completed my Doctoral Dissertation in this field titled “ Impact Assessment of Fiscal Decentralization in Improving Public Service Delivery: A Case study of Districts in Punjab”. This research is able to answer the question that whether the devolution program of previous government can deliver public services like health, education, drinking water supply and sanitation for the local people in Punjab province of Pakistan.
My next focus is to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of government policies of different regimes to achieve the social welfare of individuals at local, provincial and National level in Pakistan.
The cross-country evaluation would help further to understand that what is the position of Pakistan’s resources and expenditures, how the government plans for resource distribution? How much Pakistan’s fiscal imbalances as compare to other developing countries.
The cross-provinces analysis would be able to compare the effectiveness of government policies at sub-national level also would be able to highlight the differences.
Similarly,the cross-district evaluation is most important to explore that how much government policies are successful to improve the standard of living of people residing in small cities and rural areas. Thus a comparative analysis is the need of the day to suggest better policies for the current government.


  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),

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments


KSK-Master Plan- School of Business and Economics-LCWU

Selected Professional Presentations

Paper presented titled “Fiscal Decentralization and Health Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Districts of Punjab. Pakistan. In Annual International Conference Program on “The Economy of Naya (New) Pakistan:  Emerging Challenges, Prospects for Change and Road to Prosperity” organized by AERC, University of Karachi, on November 19-20, 2019.