CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Shaheen Naseer


Shaheen Naseer is an Assistant Professor at the Lahore School of Economics and a Senior Research Fellow at CREB. She has diverse research interests in the broad areas of development economics and political economy with a special focus on evidence-based policy design. In her research Shaheen conducts randomized evaluation to identify causal effects of soft skills training on agents’ behavior in various private and public organizations in Pakistan. Shaheen’s ongoing research includes investigating the role of effective altruism, measuring inefficiency with list experiments and exploring how agents’ decisions are influenced by social norms and laws.

Email: Ranashaheen133@gmail.com
Google Website: https://sites.google.com/view/mahniya-zafar/home

Journal Articles

Public Spending, Quality of Bureaucracy and Economic Growth:
A Theoretical Analysis, The Pakistan Development Review, 58(2), 203-221, 2019

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

Working Papers

Religion and Tradition in Conflict Experimentally Testing the Power of Social Norms to Invalidate Religious Law (with Christopher Engel and Klaus Heine), Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2021

Other Publications

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

Presentations at Conferences

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

Why do you want your inheritance share: Triumph of social norms over laws: Evidence from Pakistan (with Christopher Engel and Klaus Heine), APSA annual Meeting (up-coming), 2021

Organisational Inertia and Public Policy Outcomes (with Klaus Heine), Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts and Washington DC, 2019

Analyzing the Impact of Initial Imprints on a Bureaucratic Organisation (with Klaus Heine), Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts and Washington DC, 2019

Initial Imprints (with Klaus Heine), Annual American Economic Association, 2019

Measuring and Limiting Corruption in the Pakistani Bureaucracy: Evidence from List and Endorsementy Experiments with High Ranked Bureaucrats (with Waqar Wadho), Second International Conference on Applied Development Economics, Lahore School of Economics, 2019

Presentations at Seminars and Workshops

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

Research in Progress

Training Effective Altruism (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood)

Intergenerational Transmission of Conservative Social Norms (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood). RA: Muhammad Ahmed Nazif

Training Policy-Makers in Econometrics (with Daniel L. Chen and Sultan Mehmood)

Law in the Books: Experimentally Testing the Power of Social Norms to Invalidate (with Christopher Engel and Klaus Heine)

Procedural Justice, Hierarchical Level, Organizational Identity and Turnover Intention: Mediation–Moderation Framework (with Peiter Desmet)

Why Do You Want the Job? On Power and Empathy in Pakistan´s Government Services (with Laura Metzger). RA: Muhammad Ahmed Nazif