Safdar Khan completed PhD degree in Economics from the Bond University, Australia.
He obtained M. Phil. in Economics from Q.A. University, Islamabad and M. A. in Economics
from Punjab University, Lahore. He has been Economics Analyst in the State Bank of
Pakistan (central bank) since 2003. He is also a member of Euro Area Business Cycle
Network (€ABCN). 

He has been selected for 3 times by International Monetary Fund (IMF) to participate in
her applied policy research programs. He received training respectively in Macroeconomic
Modelling & Forecasting, and Theory & Empirics of Growth from IMF regional office
Singapore and IMF head Quarters Washington D.C., USA where Neil R Ericson (Senior
Economist, Fed) and Prof. Xavier Sala-i-Martin were instructors. 

Khan is recipient of prestigious awards as an employee, student and researcher. These
awards include ‘Departmental Commitment Award’, ‘Organizational Competence Award’,
‘PVC-research Scholarship’, ‘Dean’s Scholarship’, ‘Murray Award for Educational
Citizenship’, ‘Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Award’, Dean’s Academic Excellence
Award’, Best Performance in the Subject Award’, ‘Merit Scholarship’ and ‘2011 Publication

He has published 8 papers in the peer reviewed journals, 5 specialized research
sections/chapters in the periodical publication. He has also published 5 working papers
and 7 unpublished research projects in different subject areas of Economics. Currently,
his PhD research (continued) focuses on the household behavioural Economics including
social and cultural Anthropology and social Psychology by utilizing extensive micro level
data of more than 25000’s household survey. He is also teaching Macroeconomics,
Econometrics, Statistics, Microeconomics, Business Conditions Analysis and Money &
Monetary Policy as a teaching fellow/tutor since early 2009. Khan’s research interest is
applied policy research, Behavioural Economics, Family Economics, Applied
Micro-econometrics, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology. 



Governance-default risk relationship and the demand for intermediated and non-intermediated debt (with Husam Aldamen and Keith Duncan), Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal (2012)

This paper explores the impact of corporate governance on the demand for intermediated debt (asset...


Political instability and inflation in Pakistan (with Omar Farooq Saqib), Journal of Asian economics (2011)

This study investigates the effects of political instability on inflation in Pakistan. Applying the Generalized...



A Small Open Economy DSGE Model for Pakistan, Pakistan Development Review (2009)

Working Papers


Contextual assessment of women empowerment and its determinants: Evidence from Pakistan (with Rabia Awan), Business papers (2011)

The main objective of this study is to evaluate women empowerment in different contexts of...




Inflation monitor (with Muhammad Farooq Arby and Fida Hussain) (2006)

Although inflationary pressures persisted in the economy for the second year in a row,...



Dynamics of energy consumption, Second quarterly report for FY06 (2006)

Dynamics of Energy Consumption Pakistan has been facing severe imbalances in energy demand and...



Economic growth, saving and investment (2005)

Despite an evident slowdown in major economies around the global amidst a sustained rise...



Macroeconomic and financial sector comparison with SAARC and ASEAN countries, Financial Sector Assessment (2004)

Two distinct regional associations, SAARC and ASEAN, comprise over seventeen different economies of Asia....