CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Maryiam Haroon

Maryiam Haroon is a PhD Candidate in Economics at the Lahore School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the CREB. Her main areas of interest are development economics, applied microeconomics and industrial organisation. Her PhD dissertation focuses on essays on applied industrial organization in which she aims to understand firm dynamics in response to localized and international shocks. She is currently interested in designing optimal contracting, hiring and monitoring of employees in low-resource settings in Pakistan. She is also working on designing behavioral interventions to develop noncognitive skills and improve academic performance of female students. She is working with researchers from University of California, Berkeley and Washington University. Her research has been supported by PEDL and the IGC.
Email: maryiamharoon@gmail.com
Google Website:https://sites.google.com/view/maryiamharoon/

Journal Articles

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

The Birth of Exporters: Entry and Scale of Firms in Punjab’s Export Sectors (with Azam Chaudhry and Marjan Nasir),The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, pp.191–212, 2012

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

Other Publications

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

Presentations at Conferences

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

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

Measuring the impact of agglomeration economies on naturally rising and declining manufacturing sectors in Pakistan (with Azam Chaudhry), The Place Dimension of Cities and Regions: Governance, Industrial Development, and Sustainability, Annual Winter Conference, Regional Studies Association, London, UK, 2017

The Economic Impact of New Firms in Punjab (with Azam Chaudhry), Eleventh Annual International Conference on The Management of Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2015

Growth In Pakistan: Inclusive or Not? (with Zunia Saif Tirmazee), Thirtieth AGM and Conference of The Pakistan Society of Development Economics (PSDE), Islamabad, 2014

The Birth of Exporters: Entry and Scale of Firms in Punjab’s Export Sectors (with Azam Chaudhry and Marjan Nasir), Eighth Annual International Conference on The Management of Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2012

Presentations at Seminars and Workshops

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

Miscellaneouss

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 and 2020

NYU/PEDL Young Scholars Workshop on The Frontiers of Research in Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries, Abu Dhabi, 2018

Microeconometrics and Policy evaluation; Experimental Economics, Paris School of Economics, France, 2018

Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2017

STATA: Data Manipulation and Analysis, conducted by Ines Rombach at iT services, University of Oxford, Hilary term, 2015

Research in Progress

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)

Spatial Proximity, Knowledge Networks and Firm Performance: The Case of Sialkot Surgical Instrument Manufacturers (with Waqar Wadho)