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Omer Javed holds Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Barcelona, Spain. A former economist at International Monetary Fund, he is the author of Springer published book (2016), ‘The economic impact of International Monetary Fund programmes: institutional quality, macroeconomic stabilization, and economic growth’.

Textile sector of Pakistan – Dr. Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | The only sustainable way to deal with the high current account deficit, low level of foreign exchange reserves, and repayment of...

Where is the discussion on policy? – Dr. Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | Does the print media matter much to the government or for that matter the media overall? Hardly anyone seems to pay...

Learning from Vietnam’s economic experience – II – Dr. Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | Pakistan has to move from efforts to obtain direct foreign assistance or foreign aid to attracting foreign capital — primarily in...

Learning from Vietnam’s economic experience -I- Dr. Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | The PM often advises the people to become the ‘shaheen’ (or eagle) of Iqbal (the national poet), occupying the heights in...

No Big (IMF) Deal!

Dr. Omer Javed | In a recent interview of BBC’s Hard Talk, the Finance Minister (FM) was told by the anchor person that his government...

Pakistan Development Bank – Dr Omer Javed

Dr Omer Javed | The delivery in the development sector of Pakistan needs innovative thinking; moving to out of box ways in which it has...

The shortcomings of IMF programme – Dr. Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | IMF programmes are highly tilted towards aggregate demand management, and least focused on supply-sided impetus. Also, they ask for following a...

Focusing on provincial governments and territories – II

Dr Omer Javed | Continued from Part – I, published on October 21, 2018 There has sadly become a trend for policymakers in general, and economists...

Focusing on provincial governments and territories – I

Dr Omer Javed | In a federation, the provincial governments and territories play a very important role in leading the overall development process of the...

Accountability of Provincial Governments necessary

Dr. Omer Javed | Are provinces another country, or do they have very little role to play after the 18th Amendment to the constitution? Well,...

Approaching the IMF programme – Omer Javed

Omer Javed | Half-hearted Attempts will be Harmful to the Economy First of all, let’s be clear, are IMF programmes for money or for obtaining policy...

IMF Programme: Challenges and Opportunities – Dr. Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | Now that the PTI led government has approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF) formally for negotiating a programme, indeed very little...

Social Democracy: The Middle Way for Pakistan

Dr. Omer Javed | The PTI government has indicated that it will reform the economy and institutions, in order to establish a welfare state; to...

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

Omer Javed | In a TV programme on Dunya TV on Sunday, October 07, 2018, Dr. Moeed Pirzada held a discussion with renowned businessman Mr....

Reforming Public Service in Pakistan – I

Dr. Omer Javed | Overhauling Testing, Recruitment and Promotion Procedures Reform in public service, and within it civil service or bureaucracy, is much needed for better...

The tyranny of markets under neoliberalism – II – Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | Overall, as the PTI government tries to strongly hold the reins of the issues facing the people, it needs to guide...

The tyranny of markets under neoliberalism – I – Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | Markets in Pakistan (like many developing and developed countries) are becoming increasingly a place where the private producers can get a...

IMF programmes, institutional quality and export performance – Omer Javed

Dr. Omer Javed | In 2008, the then PPP led coalition government found itself in need of obtaining foreign exchange cushion to build up country’s...

Not the IMF way – Omer Javed

Omer Javed | In my doctoral research, which culminated in receiving both distinctions and as a Springer published monograph in their ‘Contributions to Economics’ series,...

Plutocracy and poverty in Pakistan

Omer Javed | Mental constructs matter. Path dependencies solidify such thinking patterns. Some kind of belief system exists in every society. People have drawn from...

Approaching Pakistan’s current economic challenge

Omer Javed | Pakistan’s economy is currently facing challenges on both macroeconomic and growth fronts. On the macroeconomic front, challenges remain primarily on rising fiscal...

PTI’s economic vision – I – Omer Javed

Omer Javed | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI; translated Pakistan Movement for Justice) outlined its economic vision mainly through its Manifesto 2018, with details further highlighted in...

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