Department of Economics

Dr. Shazia Kousar

Dr. Shazia Kousar
Dr. Shazia Kousar

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
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Academic Qualification

  • 2018 The Superior College, Lahore Ph.D(Economics)
  • 2001 Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad M Phil. (Economics)
  • 1999 International Islamic University Islamabad MSc (Economics)





29th July to Till Now

Assistant professor

Lahore College For Women University Lahore

May 2011 –July 2020

Assistant professor

Superior College, University Lahore


(Sep, 2006 - 2010)





January, 2003 - 2006




●       2004-2005

●       2008- 2010

●       2004- 2008


Hijvary University Lahore

ILM College, Lahore)

AIOU Lahore Campus)

Graduate Students/Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/Honour Students


    I have supervised the following thesis



    Roll No

    Title of Study


    Amna Rasheed



    The impact of financial development on environmental degradation in case of Pakistan


    Abdul Waheed



    Social Barriers and Women Labor Force Participation: An investigation in Sahiwal Division Pakistan




    The impact of energy consumption, literacy rate and population growth rate on unemployment in case of Pakistan


    Ruqaya Bibi



    Impact of socioeconomic determinants on child mortality in case of South Asian Countries


    Zeeshan Ahmad



    Social and economic determinant of environment degradation in Pakistan


    Aiza Malik


    Impact of Governance on Unemployment Evidence from South Asia


    Farzana Bibi


    The Determinant of Tourism in South Asia A Fresh Insight from Asymmetric ARDL


    Syeda Arfa Anum


    Macroeconomic determinants of brain drain in Pakistan


    Syeda Suman Zahra Naqvi


    Factors influencing Female Labor force Participation in Punjab                             An analysis with Lahore District By using Smart PLS


    Ayesha Murad


    Impact of foreign direct investment, external debt and exchange rate on economic growth of Pakistan with moderating effects of human capital and governance. An ARDL bounds test approach


    Iqra Ijaz Bhatti


    Impact of Export Financing with Asymmetric effect of Oil Prices on Export Performance of Pakistan


    Summera Raza


    Vision 2030: An empirical Analysis of Economic Strategies and policy Implication


    Arooj Yousaf


    The effect of economic contributors, social contributors, and  environmental contributors on sustainable development in Asian countries


    Fahad Asad


    Effect of Services complexity on Income Inequality (SAARC countries case)


    I have supervised the PhD thesis



    Roll No

    Title of Study


    Mahwish Zafar


    Traditional and Emerging Determinant of Poverty in Developing Economies: A Moderating Role of Governance on the Relationship of Traditional Factors and Poverty


  1. Ahmed, F., Kousar, S., Pervaiz, A., & Shabbir, A. (2022). Do institutional quality and financial development affect sustainable economic growth? Evidence from South Asian countries. Borsa Istanbul Review22(1), 189-196.
  2. Kousar, S.,Shabbir, A., & Shafqat, R. (2022). Investigation of socioeconomic determinants on child death in South Asian countries: A panel cointegration analysis. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying84(3), 811-836.
  3. Abbas, S., Kousar, S.,& Khan, M. S. (2022). The role of climate change in food security; empirical evidence over Punjab regions, Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-19.
  4. Kousar, S.,Afzal, M., Ahmed, F., & Bojnec, Š. (2022). Environmental awareness and air quality: The mediating role of Environmental protective behaviors. Sustainability14(6), 3138.
  5. Alam, M. Z., Kousar, S., Rizwan Ullah, M., & Pervaiz, A. (2022). How creative destruction functions in corporate entrepreneurial process: an empirical investigation of Schumpeterian concept in engineering firm settings in Pakistan. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship11(1), 1-15.
  6. Ahmed, F., Ali, I., Kousar, S.,& Ahmed, S. (2022). The environmental impact of industrialization and foreign direct investment: empirical evidence from Asia-Pacific region. Environmental Science and Pollution Research29(20), 29778-29792.
  7. Arslan, Z., Kousar, S.,Kannaiah, D., Shabbir, M. S., Khan, G. Y., & Zamir, A. (2022). 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 Science and Pollution Research29(9), 13238-13252.
  8. Ahmed, F., Kousar, S.,Pervaiz, A., Trinidad-Segovia, J. E., del Pilar Casado-Belmonte, M., & Ahmed, W. (2022). Role of green innovation, trade and energy to promote green economic growth: a case of South Asian Nations. Environmental Science and Pollution Research29(5), 6871-6885.
  9. Batool, A., Hasan, H., & Kousar, S.(2022). Influence of Tax Awareness, Simplicity, and Knowledge on Voluntary Tax Compliance in Pakistan: The Mediating and Moderating Role of Tax Fairness and Social Norms. Pakistan Journal of Economic Studies (PJES)5(1), 53-91.
  10. Tabassum, R., Kousar, S.,& Aziz, F. (2022). Faculty Professional Development and Use of ICT as Moderators between Quality of Education and SLO’s of Primary School Students. Indian Journal of Economics and Business21(2).
  11. Kousar, S.(2022). Asymmetric effect of oil prices on export performance: the role of export financing schemes in Pakistan. 670216917.
  12. Abrar, M., Abbas, S., Kousar, S.,& Mushtaq, M. (2022). Investigation on the Effects of Customer Knowledge, Political Support, and Innovation on the Growth of Islamic Banking System: a Case Study of Pakistan. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 1-20.
  13. Abbas, S., Kousar, S., Shirazi, S. A., Yaseen, M., & Latif, Y. (2022). Illuminating empirical evidence of climate change: Impacts on rice production in the punjab regions, Pakistan. Agricultural Research11(1), 32-47.
  14. Kousar, S., Ahmed, F., Pervaiz, A., & Bojnec, Š. (2021). Food Insecurity, Population Growth, Urbanization and Water Availability: The Role of Government Stability. Sustainability13(22), 12336.
  15. Husain Tahir, S., Kousar, S., Ahmed, F., & Rizwan Ullah, M. (2021). Impact of economic freedom on air pollution: configuration analysis of Asia-Pacific region. Environmental Science and Pollution Research28(35), 47932-47941.
  16. Zafar, M., Sabir, S. A., Manzoor, S., Isran, M. A., & Kousar, S.(2021). An Application of VECM to Investigate the Role of Socio-Economic Factors in Poverty: New Evidence from Pakistan. Estudios de economía aplicada39(2), 14.
  17. Abbas, S., & Kousar, S. (2021). Spatial analysis of drought severity and magnitude using the standardized precipitation index and streamflow drought index over the Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan. Environment, Development and Sustainability23(10), 15314-15340.
  18. Kousar, S., & Shabbir, A. (2021). Analysis of environmental degradation mechanism in the nexus among energy consumption and poverty in Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research28(22), 27528-27541.
  19. Abbas, S., Kousar, S., & Pervaiz, A. (2021). Effects of energy consumption and ecological footprint on CO2 emissions: an empirical evidence from Pakistan. Environment, Development and Sustainability23(9), 13364-13381.
  20. Kousar, S., Ahmed, F., López García, M. D. L. N., & Ashraf, N. (2020). Renewable energy consumption, water crises, and environmental degradation with moderating role of governance: Dynamic panel analysis under cross-sectional dependence. Sustainability12(24), 10308.
  21. Alam, M. Z., Kousar, S., Shafqat, N., & Shabbir, A. (2020). Drivers and challenges of tacit knowledge sharing in automotive workshop employees. VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems.
  22. Shabbir, A., Kousar, S., & Batool, S. A. (2020). Impact of gold and oil prices on the stock market in Pakistan. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science25(50), 279-294.
  23. Kousar, S., Ahmed, F., & Bukhari, S. A. A. (2020). Macroeconomic Determinants of Brain Drain in the Era of Globalization: Evidence from Pakistan. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ)4(2), 24-41.
  24. Ahmed, F., Kousar, S.,Pervaiz, A., & Ramos-Requena, J. P. (2020). Financial development, institutional quality, and environmental degradation nexus: New evidence from asymmetric ARDL co-integration approach. Sustainability12(18), 7812.
  25. Shabbir, A., Kousar, S.& Alam, M. Z. (2020). Factors affecting level of unemployment in South Asia. Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences.
  26. Alam, M. Z., Kousar, S., Shabbir, A., & Kaleem, M. A. (2020). Personality traits and intrapreneurial behaviour: Moderated role of knowledge sharing behaviour in diverse group of employees in developing country. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  27. Shabbir, A., Kousar, S., & Kousar, F. (2020). The role of natural resources in economic growth: new evidence from Pakistan. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science25(50), 221-238.
  28. Rehman, W., Khan, R. A., & Kousar, S.(2020). Government revenue and economic growth of Pakistan. Studies of Applied Economics38(3).
  29. Abbas, S., Kousar, S., Yaseen, M., Mayo, Z. A., Zainab, M., Mahmood, M. J., & Raza, H. (2020). Impact assessment of socioeconomic factors on dimensions of environmental degradation in Pakistan. SN Applied Sciences2(3), 1-16.
  30. Azeem, S., Nasir, N., Kousar, S., & Sabir, S. (2020). Impact of e-commerce investment and enterprise performance based on customer relationship management. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation24(9), 9-31.
  31. Kousar, S., Batool, S. A., Batool, S. S., & Zafar, M. (2020). Do Government Expenditures on Education and Health Lead Toward Economic Growth? Evidence from Pakistan. Journal of Research & Reflections in Education (JRRE)14(1).
  32. Bhutta, E., Kousar, S., & Rehman, A. (2020). Mediation Analysis of Factors Affecting the Performance of Public Schools at Early Childhood Level in Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Education36(3), 187-210.
  33. Majid, D. A., Ali, S., Awan, F. A., & Kousar, S. (2020). Kashmir: The Major Source of Conflict between Pakistan and India. South Asian Studies34(2).
  34. Kousar, S., & Masood, D. S. (2020). Factors Promoting Foreign Aid Dependence in South Asian Countries. South Asian Studies32(1).
  35. Kousar, S., Zafar, M., Sabir, S. A., & Sajjad, A. (2019). A Step toward Realization of Vision 2030; Reduction in Child Mortality: New Evidence from South Asian Countries. Journal of Independent Studies & Research: Management & Social Sciences & Economics17(1).
  36. Kousar, S., Zafar, M., Batool, S. A., & Ali, S. (2019). The mediating role of absorptive capacity in the relationship between intellectual capital and organizational innovation in higher education institutes Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (PJCSS)13(3), 656-679.
  37. Bhutta, E., Kousar, S., & Rehman, A. (2019). Factors affecting the performance of market committees in Punjab, Pakistan: an empirical assessment of performance through smart PLS mediation analysis. Journal of Agricultural Research (03681157)57(3).
  38. Zafar, M., Kousar, S., & Sabir, S. A. (2019). Impact of globalization on green growth: a case of OECD Countries. Journal of Indian Studies5(2), 145-159.
  39. Baig, M. M. A., Kouser, S., & Khyzer-bin-Dost, M. Reformation of the Practices regarding Risk Management in Specialized Financial Institutions of Pakistan: Modified Structure for Regulatory Compliance.
  40. Shabbir, A., Kousar, S.,Kousar, F., Adeel, A., & Jafar, R. A. (2019). Investigating the effect of governance on unemployment: a case of South Asian countries. International Journal of Management and Economics55(2), 160-181.
  41. Alam, M. Z., Kousar, S.,& Rehman, C. (2019). Role of entrepreneurial motivation on entrepreneurial intentions and behaviour: theory of planned behaviour extension on engineering students in Pakistan. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research9(1), 1-20.
  42. Shabbir, A., & Kousar, S.(2019). Impact of founder CEO and CEO ownership on entrepreneurial orientation, moderating role of CEO narcissism. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  43. Batool, S. A., Batool, S. S., & Kousar, S.(2019). Do Personal and Familial Factors Matter in Women's Familial Empowerment? A logistic model. Paradigms13(2), 41-49.
  44. Kousar, S., Batool, S. A., Sabir, S. A., & Zafar, M. (2019). Social, cultural and institutional barriers to female labour force participation. Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology17(2), 62-66.
  45. Kousar, S., Rehman, A., Zafar, M., Ali, K., & Nasir, N. (2018). China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: a gateway to sustainable economic development. International Journal of Social Economics.
  46. Zafar, M., Kousar, S., Rehman, C. A., & Rehman, M. (2018). Problems faced by international students in private higher education institutions: an exploratory study. Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology16(2), 53-60.
  47. Kousar, S., Sabri, P. S. U., Zafar, M., & Akhtar, A. (2017). Technological factors and adoption of green innovation: moderating role of government intervention: a case of SMEs in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (PJCSS)11(3), 833-861.
  48. Kousar, S., Rehman, M., & Khaliq, C. A. (2017). Deriving Forces of Macroeconomic Instability: A Case of Developing Nations. GMJACS7(2), 10-10. 

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments

  • Conducted training on Discovering Statistics using AMOSE" Organized by Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi on 12-15 April, 2018
  • Conducted training on Discovering Statistics using AMOSE" Organized by Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi on 4th April, 2019
  • Conducted training on Discovering Statistics using AMOSE" Organized by Federal Urdu University Islamabad on 5th April, 2019
  • Conducted career building seminars
  • Attended training for Faculty members of Superior Group of College on Positive Thinking
  • Attended training for the admission staff on 7 essentials to become a valuable resource
  • Seminars on enhancing performance at workplace
  • Attended training on Marketing Management
  • Attended training on English Language Assessments,2014
  • Attended training on Emotional Intelligence,October28,2015
  • Attended N-VIVO-11, 2015
  • Attended International Workshop "QSR NVIVO Fundamentals and Advanced Usage and Endnote X7" Organized on 6-7 April, 2017
  • Attended training on Brand yourself June 9,2017
  • Attended training on Academic Excellence July9,2017
  • Attended  International Workshop  "Discovering Statistics using SPSS " Organized on 21-22 July, 2017