Name: Dr. Muhammad Idrees
Designation: Professor
Department: School of Economics


Ph.D. Economics


University: Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (2007)



An Analysis of Income & Consumption Inequalities in Pakistan



Eatzaz Ahmad, Professor, Quaid-i-Azam University


External Examiners:

1.  Richard B. Freeman, Professor, Harvard University

2.  Andrew P. Barkely, Professor, Kansas State University

3.  Donald W. Larson, Professor, The Ohio State University


Phone: +92-51 9064-3038
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects


  • Poverty, Income Inequality and Polarization
  • Regional Disparities and Wellbeing 
  • Gender Discrimination, Deprivation
  • Food Insecurity and Consumer Behaviour




M.Phil. / Ph.D. Economics:
  • Advanced Microeconomics-I
  • Advanced Microeconomics-II,
  • Production Economics,
  • Advance Microeconomics 


B.S. Economics:
  • Poverty and Income Distribution
  • Microeconomic Analysis / Microeconomics Theory
  • Intermediate Microeconomics,
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Descriptive Statistics,
  • Inferential Statistics

M.Sc. Economics:
  • Microeconomics,
  • Microeconomic Analysis,
  • Game Theory,
  • Applied Economics,
  • Econometrics,
  • Statistics,
  • Cost Benefit Analysis & Project Evaluation,
  • Labor Economics-I,
  • International Trade Theory,
  • Mathematical Economics-I
  • Poverty & Income Distribution

Muhammad Idrees and Fatima Bashir (2018) Addressing the Pitfalls of Single Poverty Line in the Estimation of Poverty in Different Regions of Country: A Case of Pakistan, Forman Journal of Economic Studies,14, Pages: 81-102

Muhammad Idrees and Anwar Shah (2018) An Empirical Analysis of Educational Inequalities in Pakistan, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 56(2), Pages: 313-324

Muhammad Idrees (2017) Poverty in Pakistan: A Region-Specific Analysis, The Lahore Journal of Economics,22(2), Pages: 139-163

Muhammad Idrees and Eatzaz Ahmad (2017) Measurement of Income Inequality – A Survey, Forman Journal of Economic Studies,13,Pages: 1-32

Muhammad Idrees and Muneeb Baig (2017) An Empirical Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty in Pakistan,  FWU Journal of Social Sciences, 11 (1),Pages: 297-309

Abdul Jalil, Tahir Mahmood and Muhammad Idrees (2014) Tourism–Growth Nexus in Pakistan: Evidence from ARDL bounds tests, Economic Modelling, 35, Pages: 185-191

Khola Khan and Muhammad Idrees,(2014), Determinants of Earnings: A District wise Mapping of Pakistan ,  Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 10, Pages: 1 -16

Abdul Jalil and Muhammad Idrees (2013) Modeling the impact of education on the economic growth: Evidence from aggregated and disaggregated time series data of Pakistan, Economic Modelling, 31, Pages: 383–388

Muhammad Idrees (2013) An Analysis of District Level Inequalities in Pakistan, Journal of Business and Economics, 4(1), Pages: 124-142

Muhammad Idrees, Kashif Raza  and Babar Aziz, (2013), An econometric analysis of Electricity demand for the residential sector of Pakistan, Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 9, Pages: 1 -18

Abdul Jalil, Eatzaz Ahmad and Muhammad Idrees (2013), Almost Ideal Demand System and uniform taxation in Pakistan: Econometric: Evidences for consumer goods in Pakistan,  Applied Econometrics and International Development, 13(2), Pages: 211-220

Muhammad Idrees  and Eatzaz Ahmad (2012), An Analysis of International Income Inequality, Forman Journal of Economic Studies, 8,Pages: 1-12

Anbreen Bibi, Eatzaz Ahmad and Muhammad Idrees (2012), Women’s Right to Inheritance in District Lakki Marwat: A Statistical Analysis of Socioeconomic Factors, Pakistan Journal of History & Culture, 33(1-2), Pages 1-36

Muhammad Idrees, Asma Mohsin and Khaid Zaman  (2012),  Welfare impacts of food price inflation in Pakistan,  International Food Research Journal, 19(4), Pages 1517-31

Muhammad Idrees and Eatzaz Ahmad (2010) Measurement and Decomposition of Consumption Inequality in Pakistan, The Lahore Journal of Economics, 15 ( 2), Pages:  97-112

Andleep Koasar and Muhammad Idrees (2010) Testing the Aid-Growth Nexus for South Asia: 1971-2005, Applied Econometrics and International Development, 10(2), Pages: 213-222

Rafat Mahmood and Muhammad Idrees (2010),  Income Polarization in Pakistan: Measurement and Decomposition, Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 48(2), Pages: 225-244

Maryam Bashir and  Muhammad Idrees (2009) Correlates of Earning Inequalities in Pakistan, Kashmir Economic Review, 18(1 – 2), Pages: 27-42

Hadia Arshad and Muhammad Idrees (2008), Trends in Polarisation in Pakistan, Pakistan Development Review, 47(2), Pages: 153-167

Eatzaz Ahmad and Muhammad Idrees (2000), Inter-Fuel and Intra-Fuel Substitution possibilities in the Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics,16(1), Pages: 37-47

Eatzaz Ahmad and Muhammad Idrees (1999),  The Time Profile of the Cost Structure in Pakistan’s Manufacturing Sector, Pakistan Development Review,38(4), Pages: 1101–16                                      


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“Multi-Dimensional well-being in Pakistan searching for local realities and opportunities".

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency: HEC, Thematic Research Grant Project

Duration: 1 Year (2018-19)

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-51 9064 0000,