Dr. Hadia Majid is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences. A Fulbright Scholar, she holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University, an MA in Economics from The Ohio State University, an MSc in Economics from University of Warwick, and a BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her research interests include economics of the household, parental decision-making, and human capital acquisition. Her previous work evaluates the Mexican conditional cash transfer program at the intra-household level. She has also examined the role of parental perceptions of child quality on educational outcomes in rural Punjab. Currently, her work is centered on labor markets. Here, her projects include mapping various aspects of the female labor force participation in Pakistan over the past 25 years, examining the constraints and vulnerabilities of women in the urban informal economy, and the links between macroeconomic growth and gendered employment. She is also running a quasi-experiment studying the impact of the Lahore Rapid Bus Transit on labor market outcomes.


  • Conventional vs Interest free microfinance: Experimental evidence on women micro-entrepreneurs from Southern Punjab
  • Understanding Gender Dimensions of Inclusive Growth An Analysis of Micro Data from Pakistan
  • Electricity and Rural Development: Insights from a Natural Experiment in Punjab, Pakistan
  • Urban Transportation, Labor Markets and Access to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Lahore’s Bus Rapid Transit System
  • Interest Rates and the Demand for Durables: The Case of the Informal Credit Market in Pakistan
  • Study on Individual Indigenous Philanthropy in Pakistan
  • Female labour supply and the escape from poverty: new evidence from household data


  • Majid, H., & Mukhtar, N. (2015). Pakistan-India trade: An analysis of the health sector India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations (pp. 273-309).
  • Hassan, F. S., Javaid, K., & Majid, H. (2015). Pakistan-India bilateral trade in sports goods sector India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations (pp. 245-272).
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Assistant Professor, MGSHSS