CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Sadia Hussain


MPhil Economics, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan
BSc. (hons.) Economics and Finance, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan
Senior Teaching and Research Fellow
Email: syedasadiahussain@gmail.com
Google Website:https://sites.google.com/view/sadiahussain/home

Research Interests

Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy, Behavioral Economics

Published papers

The Role of Bundling In Promoting Sustainability of Health Insurance: Evidence From Pakistan Geneva Pap Risk Insur Issues Practice (2019) 44: 503.(with Hamna Ahmad)
Diversification on Small Farms: An Empirical Investigation of Panel Data for 2001–10 (with Farah Said) The Lahoure Journal of Economics, Special Edition, September 2017, pp.233-249
Utilization of Health Microinsurance in Punjab: Insights from administrative data (with Hamna Ahmad)- CREB policy paper No.02-19
Utilization of Health Microinsurance: Evidence from Focus Group Discussions (with Muhammad Ahmad Nazif and Hamna Ahmad)- CREB policy paper No.01-19

Working papers

The Theory of the Natural Resource Curse: A Political Economy View (with Waqar Wadho) CREB Working Paper No. 01-17, 2017

Research In Progress
1. The Role of Information in Utilization of Health Microinsurance

    Project members
  • Dr. Hamna Ahmad, Lahore School of Economics
  • Muhammad Ahmad Nazif, Lahore School of Economics
    About the Project
  • This project is funded by Lahore School Research and Development Fund (LSRDF). The study proposes a randomized control trial to test the impact of providing information about program use and quality of local hospitals on utilization of health services. The project is in collaboration with Kashf Foundation, a large microfinance institution working solely with female borrowers from low to middle income groups under the Kashf Health Microinsurance Program. We propose a randomized control trial where we intend to launch an information intervention about program use and quality of local hospitals on utilization of health services in Punjab, Pakistan. Findings from this part of the study would determine (i) impact of information about the program (ii) the role of diffusion channels in determining impact of information on program use.
2. Overcoming Constraints to Giving

    Project members
  • Dr. Hamna Ahmad, Lahore School of Economics
  • Dr. Kate Vyborny, Duke University
    • About the Project
    • This project is funded by Lahore School Research and Development Fund (LSRDF) and in collaboration with researcher from Duke University. In this field experiment we use a crowd-funding platform to study the impact of information on schools, run by a non-government organization, on individual donor behavior. We aim to test the effect of providing information on student’s academic performance and infrastructure needs on perceptions of quality, choice of charities, and amounts of donation.