Dr. Omer Javed

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The writer holds PhD in Economics degree from the University of Barcelona, and previously worked at International Monetary Fund.Prior to this, he did MSc. in Economics from the University of York (United Kingdom), and worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Statistics (Pakistan), among other places. He is author of Springer published book (2016) ‘The economic impact of International Monetary Fund programmes: institutional quality, macroeconomic stabilization and economic growth’.He tweets @omerjaved7.

Pandemic jolts governments away from Neoliberalism

The last time the world saw an economic recession of this magnitude was during the Great Depression of the 1930s, which exposed the limit...

Devolution in Pakistan: Issues and way forward

In an article ‘Decentralization: a central concept in contemporary public management’ Christopher Pollitt defines decentralization as an ‘umbrella concept a division of authority...

Public Service in Pakistan: A Reform Agenda

In 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant of USA appointed Dorman B. Eaton as the chair of the first Civil Service Commission, who later went...

Covid-19 Impact on Global Economy & Role for Global Financial Institutions

'The pandemic is about as close to an asteroid hitting the earth as you can imagine in terms of a common threat. However, not...

How a ‘Green New Deal’ can save the world?

The multiple failings of neoliberal agenda since its beginnings in the late 1970s, manifested in economic policies – including that of structural adjustment programmes...

Decline in oil prices: Can Pakistan reduce power tariff to help its industries?

Global lockdowns, which have been in place in varying degrees, but mostly quite deep and extended given the expected prolonged nature of Covid-19 onslaught,...

Yes, the world economy is collapsing!

COVID-19 has badly exposed the lack of interdisciplinary approach of mainstream economics – the theoretical basis for widely practiced economic policy, both at the...

How to run economy amid COVID-19?

While the developed countries are feeling the heat in terms of meeting public-health needs with regard to COVID-19, the developing countries were a lot...

Corona pandemic is a gift of neoliberal economics?

First of all, it makes sense to realize that the COVID-19 just did not hit the world from out of the blue. In fact,...

The world failed to prepare itself against zoonotic dieases despite warnings

In a public health policy note of the World Bank Connecting sectors and systems for health results and published in 2012 – well before...

Can IMF please provide the debt relief any quicker?

The Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, recently made a statement in the meeting G20 finance ministers and central...

The most disregarded problems & solutions of power sector of Pakistan

‘Pakistan has continued to suffer from inadequate capacity and other constraints, leading to large and frequent blackouts. At the heart of the impasse is...

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