CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Waqar Wadho

PhD, GREQAM, Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), France
MS (Economic Theory), GREQAM, Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), France
M.Sc (Economics), Quaid I Azam University, Islamabad
Assistant Professor: Economics
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Email: w.wadho@lahoreschool.edu.pk; wadho.waqar@gmail.com
Google Website:https://sites.google.com/view/drwaqarwadho

Research Interests

Political Economy,Corruption and Rent-seeking,Economics of Innovation,Economic Growth and Development

Published papers

Young innovative companies and employment creation, evidence from the Pakistani textiles sector.World Development, Volume 117, May 2019, pp 139-152

Innovation and Firm Performance in Developing Countries: The case of Pakistani Textiles and Apparel Manufacturers .Research Policy (2018), Volume 47, Issue 7, pp 1283-1294

Identifying and Understanding the High Growth Firms in Pakistani Textiles and Apparel sectors. Lahore Journal of Economics (2019), Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 73-92

Rent-seeking, Government Size and Economic Growth. Economics & Politics (2018), Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 151-179

Corruption, Tax Evasion and the role of Wage Incentives with Endogenous Monitoring Technology. Economic Inquiry (2016). Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 391-407

Innovation in the Textiles Sector: A Firm-Level Analysis of Technological and Non-technological Innovation. The Lahore Journal of Economics (2016). 21-Special edition, pp129-166.

Education, Rent seeking and the Curse of Natural Resources. Economics & Politics (2014). Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 128-156

Control Rights, Bureaucratic Corruption and the Allocation of Resources. European Journal of Law and Economics (2013). Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 41-59.

IMF Stabilization Programs, Policy Conduct and Macroeconomic Outcomes: A Case Study of Pakistan. The Lahore Journal of Economics (2005).

Papers Under Review

Family control, innovation and firm performance in Spain. Joint with Naeem Ashraf (Montpellier Business School) and Wim V Lent (Montpellier Business School). Under Review

Innovation Strategies and Productivity Growth in Developing Countries: Evidence from Pakistan. Joint with Azam Chaudhry. Under Review

Ethnic Diversity, Concentration of Political Power and the Curse of Natural Resources. Joint with Sadia Hussain (Lahore School). Under Review

Ongoing Research

Experimental

  • 2016-2021: Social Mobilization, Poverty Dynamics, Political Participation, Patron-Client relationship (Pakistan, 2000 rural households), EU & Rural Support Program Network (RSPN). Joint with Andreas Landmann (Paris School of Economics) and Abdur Rehman Cheema (RSPN)

Empirical research

  • Innovation and Firm Growth in the Pakistani Textile Sector. Joint with Matthew McCartney (Oxford) and Azam Chaudhry (Lahore School).
  • Spatial proximity, knowledge networks and firm performance: The case of Sialkot surgical instrument manufacturers.
  • The impact of day care facility on women's labor market performance.
  • Institutions and firm growth in Pakistan.

Theoretical research

  • Investment in Early Childhood Health and its implications for Economic Growth. Joint with Muhammad Naveed (Lahore School)
  • Unskilled Migration and Human Capital Accumulation of Left Behind Children in the Presence of Parental Absenteeism. Joint with Yumna Hassan

Projects

Innovation and Firm Growth in the Pakistani Textile Sector: Do Young and Innovative Firms Grow Faster? (2018-19) Joint with Matthew McCartney (Oxford) and Azam Chaudhry (Lahore School). Funded by the GCRF, UK.

Social Mobilization --> Poverty Dynamics, Political Participation, Patron-Client relationship (Pakistan, 2000 rural households). Joint with Andreas Landmann (Paris School of Economics), Abdur Rehman Cheema (RSPN) and Fazal Saadi (RSPN). Funded by the European Union

Ethnic Diversity, Concentration of Political Power and the Curse of Natural Resources. Joint with Sadia Hussain (Lahore School). Under Review

Measuring Innovation in the Textiles Sector of Pakistan (2014-15) as PI with co-PI Azam Chaudhry. Funded by International Growth Center (the IGC)

Analyzing the extent and nature of bureaucratic corruption in Pakistan (2018-19). Joint with Shaheen Rana. Funded by the Lahore School of Economics.

Spatial proximity, knowledge networks and firm performance: The case of Sialkot surgical instrument cluster in Pakistan (2018-19). Joint with Maryam Haroon. Funded by the Lahore School of Economic

Working Papers

Do young and innovative firms grow faster? Evidence from the Pakistani textiles sector. United Nations University (UNU-Merit) Working paper 2019-02

Rent-seeking, Government Size and Economic Growth.GLO Discussion Paper, No. 131

Education, Rent-seeking and the Curse of Natural Resources

Steal if You Need. Capitulation Wages with Endogenous Monitoring

Policy Briefs

Geography of poverty and industrial clusters in Pakistan: Some policy implications. Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

Innovation in the Textiles sector of Pakistan. International Growth Center