Welcome to my personal website. I am currently based in Vienna, Austria where I am working as a Senior Economist at the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO), as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Ecological Economics, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), and as a Researcher Scholar, in the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). 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 at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) working on various research projects.
Currently, I am interested in exploring topics of environment inequality, cascading impact of climate shocks, climate finance, and North-South interactions through trade and migration. I work with macroeconomic models, agent-based models, and causal inference (DiDs, RDDs). I am consistently coding in Stata, Mathematica, and NetLogo. I also regularly publish my code on Medium and Twitter.
- 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 Dec 2021
- JFSClimate sentiments, transition risk, and financial stability in a stock-flow consistent modelJournal of Financial Stability Dec 2021
- Sci DataCOVID-19 European regional trackerNature Scientific Data Dec 2021