Primary: Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Crime and Punishment
Secondary: Spatial Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Political Economy
Terrorism Risk and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan (with P. Vanin), Journal of Development Economics, 124(1), 2017, 95-106
Does Military Intervention Reduce Violence? Evidence from Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan (2001-2011), The Journal of Development Studies, Forthcoming, 2017
What Have We Learned? Assessing the Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies in Pakistan (with M. Nasir & M. Shahbaz), Economic Modelling, 64, 2017, 487-495
The Spatial Analysis of Terrorism in Pakistan, Asian Journal of Law and Economics, 6(2), 2015, 125-165
Exploring the Nexus: Foreign Aid, War on Terror, And Conflict in Pakistan (with M. Nasir and M. Orakzai), Economic Modelling, 29(4), 2012, 1137-1145
Nexus between Corruption and Regional Environmental Kuznets Curve: The Case of South Asian Countries (with M. Nasir and F. Kanwal), Environment, Development, and Sustainability, 14(5), 2012, 827-841
Environmental Kuznets Curve for Carbon Emissions in Pakistan: An Empirical Investigation (with M. Nasir), Energy Policy, 39(3), 2011, 1857-1864
Determinants of Terrorism: A Panel Data Analysis of Selected South Asian Countries (with M. Nasir and A. Ali), The Singapore Economic Review, 56(2), 2011, 175-187
2011 4th Noble Laureates Meeting in Economic Sciences at Germany, Selected as a Young Economist, 18 Noble Laureates were invited for lectures and discussions.
2014 Italian Society of Law and Economics, University of Rome - Italy (The Spatial Analysis of Terrorism in Pakistan)
2015 Internal Seminar, University of Bologna-Italy (Terrorism Risk and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan)
2015 Public Choice Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA (Terrorism Risk and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan)
2015 European Association of Law and Economics, University of Vienna-Austria (Terrorism Risk and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan)
2015 European Association of Law and Economics, University of Vienna-Austria (Deterrence Through Monopolized Violence: Frontier Crimes Regulation of Pakistan)
2016 Center for Research & Security Studies, Pakistan Center of Excellence, Islamabad, Pakistan (Rule of Law, Security and Governance)
Research Project “Impact of Remittances on Schooling: Evidence from Pakistan,” South Asian Network for Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), 2009 (coordinated by M. Nasir, grant of $10,000).
Research Project “The Impact of Remittances on Household’s Health Expenditures: Evidence from Micro Data,” Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 2011 (grant of Rs. 140,000).
Research Project “Indirect Taxation and Child Health Outcomes: Evidence from Pakistan,” South Asian Network for Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), 2016 (grant of $10,000).
Research Project “Shocks and Child Health: Impact of Flood on Stunting in Pakistan,” Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 2016 (grant of Rs. 300,000).