Department of Economics

Dr. Saima Liaqat

Dr. Saima Liaqat
Dr. Saima Liaqat

Department of Economics
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Academic Qualification




University / Board

PhD Economics




University of Punjab, Lahore

Visiting Research Fellow


University of Queensland, Brisbane  Australia





University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Masters of Arts


University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Bachelor of Arts


Social Science

(Economics, Statistics)


University of Punjab, Lahore,



Social Science

(Economics, Mathematics, Statistics)


BISE, Faisalabad, Pakistan.



BISE, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Ph.D thesis




M.Phil Thesis

"Impact of External Financial Assistance on Fiscal Aggregates and Economic Growth: Evidence from selected Asian Countries”

"FDI & its impact on domestic employment creation.

A case study of Pakistan”.








1st September, 2021- till the date


Lahore College for Women University Lahore

1st September, 2020- 29th August 2021


University of Jhang

1st  August, 2006- 30th Sep, 2020


Lahore College for Women University Jhang Campus

Honor and Awards

  • Awarded Faculty Development Scholarship for PhD-Economics by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in 2012.
  • Worked as visiting research fellow in School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia

Graduate Students/Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/Honour Students

  • Supervised BS-Internship Reports, LCWU, Lahore
  • Supervising MS-thesis, LCWU, Lahore

Service Activity    

  • Coordinator MS-Economics Program, LCWU, Lahore
  • Member Journal Committee, LCWU, Lahore
  • Member Seminar & Conference Committee, LCWU, Lahore
  • Member Budget and Purchase Committee, LCWU, Lahore
  • Head of Department, Department of Economics, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Jhang. (15-09-2020 till 30-08-2021)
  • Member Discipline Committee, University of Jhang.
  • Member Editorial Board, Newsletter, University of Jhang.
  • In-charge/Convener, Scholarship Committee, University of Jhang 
  • Worked as In-charge Department of Management Sciences, Lahore College for Women University, Jhang Campus. (Feb-2019- 30th August, 2020)
  • In-charge Admission Committee (Economics Department), Lahore College for Women University, Jhang.
  • Member Unfair Means Committee (UMC ) LCWUJ.
  • Convener Scholarship at LCWUJ.
  • Member of the University Unfair Means Committee, Lahore College for Women University, Jhang.
  • Taught variety of courses to the students at graduation and under-graduation level
  • Provided intellectual support to all aspect of the research program to students & provided guideline in writing research reports.
  • Advised and assisted in data collection and in performing economic and econometric analysis.  

Brief Statement of Research Interest

  • Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Agriculture Economics
  • Applied Econometrics          


  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 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. An Essay on Consumption Hypotheses: Evidence from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Humanities & Social Science Research, 1(3):23-32. June 2020
  4. Inflation, Globalization and Interest Rate Nexus to Curb Price Voltality: An Empirical Cross-Country Analysis. Global Economics Review, 5(1):153-165 Winter. 2020
  5. 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

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments

  • Working as reviewer of Journal of Innovative Sciences, Researcher Links, Ltd. 35 Oxford Road, Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
  • Reviewer of Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan

Selected Professional Presentations

  • Presented research paper titled “Pakistan’s Trade Performance and Potential with ASEAN Region: Recent Trends and Future Opportunities in International Meritorious Multidisciplinary Virtual Conference (IMMVC) held on August 18, 2020.
  • Presented research paper titled “Determinants of Rice Productivity in District Nasirabad, Balochistan” in the 1st National Multidisciplinary Conference (MEET): Meeting Emerging Educational Trends, 2020 organized by University of Jhang, Jhang held on March 4, 2020.