Welcome to my personal website. I am currently based in Vienna, Austria where I am working as a Researcher Scholar, in the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) program, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Ecological Economics, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). From 2011-2013, I was the founding Research Director at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research (New York) (2007-2012). Prior to 2007, I was based in Lahore, Pakistan working on various research projects, mostly involving RCTs, at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
Having lived in three different continents, the research topics I work on are fairly broad. Currently, I am interested in exploring topics of environment inequality, the role of finance in climate policies, North-South relationships via trade, migration, and finance, and cascading impact of climate shocks. I am dealing with these topics across various projects using macroeconomic models, agent-based models, and causal inference methods (RCTs, DiDs, RDDs). As a result, I am consistently writing code in Mathematica, NetLogo, and Stata, which I regularly publish on Twitter and Medium.
Sci RepAssessing the cascading impacts of natural disasters in a multi-layer behavioral network frameworkScientific Reports Dec 2021
JCPDecoupling trends of emissions across EU regions and the role of environmental policiesJournal of Cleaner Production 2021
JFSClimate sentiments, transition risk, and financial stability in a stock-flow consistent modelJournal of Financial Stability 2021
Sci DataCOVID-19 European regional trackerNature Scientific Data Dec 2021