About

Asjad Naqvi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economics, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He was previously the Research Director at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) from 2011 to 2013. Asjad received his Doctorate in Economics from the New School (New York) in 2012.

His current research work focuses building macro models to understand the relationship between growth the climate change in high income countries and building complex system models to understand the economic impact of natural disasters and climate change on low-income countries. Over the past 10 years he has worked on projects in the fields of development, migration, institutions, networks, health and economic history.

He is currently living in Vienna (Austria) and has previously lived in New York (USA) and Lahore (Pakistan).

CV: Syed Ali Asjad Naqvi

 

Research Interests
climate change, growth, migration, distributions, institutions, history, stock-flow consistent models, agent-based models, applied economics.

Education
Ph.D. Economics, New School for Social Research (New York), 2012.
Dissertation Committee: Duncan Foley (chair), Robert Axtell, Sanjay Reddy, Lopamudra Banerjee

M.Sc. Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2004.
Thesis supervisor: Ali Cheema

B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics and Management, University of London External Programme, 2001

Work history
Post-doctoral researcher (2013-present), WWWforEurope, Institute for Ecological Economics, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna, Austria.

Research Director (2011-2013), Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Lahore, Pakistan.

YSSP 2012 (Summer 2012), Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria.

Research Fellow (2005-2007), Economics Department, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Research Associate (2004-2005), Social Enterprise Development Center (SEDC), Lahore, Pakistan.

Lecturer (2001-2003, 2004-2005), University of London External Programme, University College Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan.

Current projects
Wealth, Welfare, Work for Europe (WWWforEurope)
WWWforEurope is a four year project with over 40 partner institutes funded under the European Commission’s 7th framework program. The goal of the project is to contribute to a change of the actual course of economic policy in the direction of a socio-ecological transition using robust research methods and multi-stakeholder Engagement that aims to feed the EU2020 growth strategy.

Microbe Literacy Health Intervention
Microbe Literacy is a randomized experiment on health and hygiene perceptions among rural women in Punjab, Pakistan. The project is being done in collaboration with the University of Chicago, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the National Commission for Human Development.

Online platforms
Pakistan Elections 2013 Data Portal
An online database to visualize national level electoral patterns for the 2013 elections in Pakistan.

Pakistan Flood Incidence Reporting
Ushahidi based portal for collecting crowd-sourced information on physical and human losses during the 2010 floods in Pakistan. The project was done in collaboration with Cogilent Solutions, the Crisismappers network, and the Columbia University. Volunteers from various international and national organizations contributed to the project.

Relief Information System for Pakistan Earthquakes (RISEPAK)
An award winning crowdsourcing platform for collecting damage and relief information on the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan. Done in collaboration with the World Bank, Harvard Kennedy School, Pomona College, and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Softwares
Proficient in Stata, Mathematica, Netlogo, Matlab.
Working knowledge of R, SPSS, Gephi, ArcGIS.

Languages
English (bilingual proficiency), Urdu (mother tongue), Punjabi (conversational), German (B1 level)

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