Govt appoints Dr Nadeem Javaid as chief economist of Pakistan


Newly appointed chief economist of Pakistan Dr Nadeem Javaid. — Photo by author
Newly appointed chief economist of Pakistan Dr Nadeem Javaid. — Photo by author
  • Dr Javed will serve as chief economist for the next two years.
  • He has also served as adviser to planning and development minister.
  • Newly-appointed chief economist holds a PhD in Economics.

The Government of Pakistan Friday appointed Dr Nadeem Javaid as the chief economist of Pakistan for a period of two years.

Dr Javaid has also served as an adviser to the planning and development minister. Moreover, he has central banking experience at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) where he conducted compliance and risk-based on-site inspections of banks and non-banking financial institutions in the country.

The newly-appointed chief economist holds a PhD in Economics and MS in Innovation and Industrial Dynamics from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. 

Presently, he is a Professor of Economic Policy and Business Strategy at Karachi School for Business and Leadership (KSBL). He is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.

Dr Javaid has over 20 years of experience in academia, the financial industry and policymaking. 

From August 2014 to October 2018, he had the privilege to be the chief economist of the Government of Pakistan with the responsibility to advise the highest decision-making forums such as the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC), National Economic Council (NEC) and the federal cabinet.

He has also taught to postgraduates and executives at Suleman Dawood School for Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences and SKEMA Business School, France. 

Dr Javaid has also served as an Associate Dean at KSBL. He regularly contributes as a resource person in various capacity-building trainings of senior government officials at the National Institute of Management, National School of Public Policy, National Defense University and Air War College.

His work has been published in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of South Asian Studies, and International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics. His several other scholarly contributions are under review in reputed international journals.



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