Mahniya Zafar

Mahniya Zafar is a Research Fellow at CREB and aTeaching Fellow at the Lahore School of Economics. Her research interests lie in Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Behavioural Economics. Her research focuses primarily on the education sector. Her MPhil thesis was based on how the school facilities, especially qualification of teachers, positively impacts student retention rates. Currently, she is working on how non-cognitive skills and positive psychology, such as grit, perseverance, self-belief and self-control can ultimately change behavior that can be reflected in students’ test scores. Previously, she worked on measuring the technical efficiency, measured by the degree of integration, of the agriculture markets in Punjab, Pakistan. She found strong linkage between the prices in the main consumer market and the largest producer markets, also known as vertical integration, for selected fruits and vegetables.

The Role of Non-cognitive Skills in Improving Academic Performance (with Maryiam Haroon and Farah Said). RAs: Aiman Farrukh, Saniya Jilani, Fizza Rahman and Maria Syed

Working Papers

The Impact of School Facilities on Drop outs in Pakistan (with Farah Said), CREB Working Paper, No. 03-19, 2019

Journal Articles

Are Agricultural Markets in the Punjab Technically Efficient? (with Fatima Arshad and Naved Hamid), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol 25(1), 2020

Other Publications

Non-cognitive skills, psychological well-being and learning outcomes among college students (with Maryiam Haroon and Farah Said), CREB Policy Brief, No. 02-20, 2020

Non-cognitive skills, psychological well-being and learning outcomes among college students (with Maryiam Haroon and Farah Said), Lahore School/LUMS/Duke DevLab Joint Workshop, 2020

The Impact of School Facilities on Drop outs in Pakistan (with Farah Said), Thirteenth International Conference on Education and Information Management (ICEIM-2019),Istanbul, Turkey, 2019

Marketing, Price and Trade Reforms Needed for a More Diverse and Dynamic Agriculture (with Naved Hamid) Fourteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2018