Maryiam Haroon

Maryiam Haroon is an Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Economics and Business, Lahore School of Economics. She recently finished her Ph.D. in Economics from Lahore School of Economics in 2021. Her field of research is applied micro econometrics, working in development economics, focusing on labor and behavioral economics questions, mainly gender. Much of her work focuses on how individuals make decisions under conditions of poverty and how labor and education market imperfections function, especially around issues of asymmetric information. She is a  co-PI on several collaborative projects with local and international researchers, the University of Chicago, the University of Göttingen, Washington University, and local institutions such as the National Rural Support Programme, Higher Education Commission, and Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan.

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

Strengthening Schools Accountability Mechanisms through Participation: Addressing Education Quality (with Parul Bakhshi, Sheretta Barnes, Peter Hovmand, Amin Mayel, Farah Said, Nidhi Singal, Jean-Francois Trani, Juanita Vasquez-Escallon and Muhammad Tahir Waqar)

Search and Matching in Casual Day Laborers (with Christina Brown)

Working Papers

Where Do New Firms Locate? The Effects of Agglomeration on the Formation and Scale of Operations of New Firms in Punjab (with Azam Chaudhry), Economics Discussion Papers, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2014

The effects of Agglomeration on the Formation and Scale of Operation of New Firms, CREB Working Paper, No. 03-13, 2013

Journal Articles

Where to Locate? The Correlation Between Spatial Proximity and Location Choice of New Firms: The Case of Pakistan (with Azam Chaudhry) Asian Economic Journal, 35(2), 187-208, 2021

Productivity Dispersion across Districts in Punjab,The Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol 24(2), 2019

Economic Geography and misallocation in Pakistan’s manufacturing hub (with Theresa Chaudhry and Muhammad Haseeb),The Annals of Regional Science, doi:10.1007/s00168-017-0824-7, 2017

Free Trade: Does Myopic Policy Overlook Long-Term Gains? The Lahore Journal of Economics, 22:2, pp.65-88, 2017

The Economic Impact of New Firms in Punjab (with Azam Chaudhry),The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.143-182, 2015

Growth in Pakistan: Inclusive or Not? (with Zunia Saif Tirmazee),Pakistan Development Review, Special Edition 54 (4), pp.335-350, 2015

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Search and Matching in Casual Day Laborers (with Christina Brown), International Collaboration in Research: Projects from PEDL Matchmaking Workshops, The Centre for the Study of African Economics Conference, 2021

The impact of the Pakistan-China free trade agreement on Pakistani firm’s (with Azam Chaudhry), First Workshop in Applied Microeconomics, Association for Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics, Co-Sponsored by Y-RISE, U.Connecticut, UW-Madison, 2021

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

Measuring the impact of agglomeration economies on naturally rising and declining manufacturing sectors in Pakistan (with Azam Chaudhry), Second GW Student Research Conference, The George Washington University, USA, 2018

Measuring the impact of agglomeration economies on naturally rising and declining manufacturing sectors in Pakistan (with Azam Chaudhry), First International Applied Development Conference, Lahore School of Economics, 2018

Productivity Dispersion across Districts in Punjab (with Azam Chaudhry), Fourteenth Annual International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2018

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Co-convener (with Farah Said, Hamna Ahmed and Zunia Saif Tirmazee) Applied Development Economics Conference, Lahore School of Economics, 2021

First Workshop in Applied Microeconomics, Association for Mentoring and Inclusion in Economics, Co-Sponsored by Y-RISE, U.Connecticut, UW-Madison, 2021

Co-convener (with Farah Said and Hamna Ahmed) Applied Development Economics Conference, Lahore School of Economics, 2018, 2019, 2020

Shared knowledge and experience in the field on Impact Evaluation Designs (with Farah Said), Webinar on Evaluation Methods in collaboration with Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan as part of CLEAR’s gLOCAL Evaluation Week, 2020

Participated in the short course, IZA/DFID Short Course on Program Evaluation, 2019

Organizer Committee, South Asian Economics Students’ Meet, 2019, 2020 and 2021

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