Dr. Asma Hyder

Professor and Chairperson Economics Department

Dr. Asma Hyder is a faculty member in the department of economics at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She is also a former Member Social Sector & Devolution at Planning Commission, Pakistan. She is recipient of Fulbright J. William Award for International Understanding and did her Post Doctorate fellowship from University of Pennsylvania, USA. She had been a research fellow and affiliate at Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California Los Angeles, Sussex University, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Carleton University Canada. Most of her research is based on series of Labor Force Surveys, Household Income and Expenditure Survey, Census reports, Young Lives (YL) longitudinal data and Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health. Her regional interests include South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. Her main contribution in economic literature is household behaviors during the time of crisis in the poorest societies of the world. Her recent work on an international study 'Young Lives (YL)' to explore the impact of climate change on child wellbeing outcomes i.e., cognitive and non-cognitive skills, health and food consumption got popularity in landscape of economic literature. She won the grant on "Happiness in a Developing Society", which significantly contributed in national debate on the subject.