Fareena Malhi

Fareena Malhi is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Lahore School of Economics in Lahore, Pakistan. She is also serving as Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at Lahore School. She completed her PhD from American University as a Fulbright Scholar. She is an applied microeconomist with an interest in labor economics, social norms and intra-household decision-making, gender and governance. She likes to employ, behavioral and experimental methods along with survey tools and large administrative datasets to better understand the intra-household decision-making for significant life outcomes like education and female labor force participation, mobility constraints and problems encountered by women in the labor market. Previously, she has also worked with international organizations like United Nations and Oxfam America.

Safety Perceptions, Female Mobility, and Technological Solutions: An evaluation of the Women’s Safety App in Pakistan (with Sheheryar Banuri and Zehra Aftab) 

Incentivizing Carpooling to Combat Congestion and Vehicular Emissions in Lahore, Pakistan (with Sabrin Beg, Sheheryar Banuri and Sadia Hussain) 

The economic impact of conflict on fertility in Egypt (with Valentina Calderon-Mejia and Ana Maria Tribin) 

Working Papers

When norms collide: The effect of religious holidays on compliance with COVID guidelines ( with Sheharyar Banuri and Zehra Aftab) 

Unconditional Cash Transfers: Do they effect the Aspirations of the Poor?

Covid-19 and Emotional Well Being of University Students: Case Study of Pakistan (with Zehra Aftab and Humna Ahsan) 

Invisible Workforce – Who Are They and Why Do They Remain Hidden? – Insights from Pakistan Time Use

Social Stigma and Invisible Work by Married Women: Hierarchical Intra-household Labour Supply Model (with Mieke Meurs) 

Journal Articles

Going beyond the surface: heterogeneous effect of on-site water access for women (

Analyzing the Impact of Initial Imprints on a Bureaucratic Organization: The Case of Pakistan (with Klaus Heine), Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2019 No. 1, p. 18816, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management, 2019

Organizational Inertia and Public Policy Outcomes (with Klaus Heine), Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 19261, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management, 2019

Bureaucratic Identity and the Shape of Public Policy: A Game Theoretic Analysis (with Klaus Heine), Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 16757, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management, 2018

Other Publications

Training Effective Altruism: Experimental evidence from Pakistan (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood), Article: VoxDev, 2021

Training Policymakers in Econometrics (Daniel L. Chen, Sultan Mehmood and Shaheen Naseer), VoxDev, Methods and Measurement, 2021

Training effective altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood),APSA annual Meeting (up-coming), 2021

Training Effective Altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood), Toulouse University Experimental Economics seminar, 2021

Training Effective Altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood), Aix-Marseille University, France, 2021

Training Effective Altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood), World Bank (D.C.) internal research seminar, 2021

Training Effective Altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood), Sorbonne Univeristy Seminar, 2021

Training Effective Altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood), New School of Economics, 2021

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