Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, International Trade
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Kansas State University. I expect to graduate in May 2019. My research interests lie in the fields of Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics, and International Trade.
I have been teaching basic and upper-level undergrad economics for over 10 years. As a primary instructor at Kansas State University, I have independently taught Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Intermediate Microeconomics on campus and online. Prior to joining Kansas State University, I have taught undergraduate courses: Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, Introduction to Game Theory, Principles of Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. My LUMS teaching profile is available at https://mgshss.lums.edu.pk/lums_employee/760.
I have broad research experience, having worked as a consultant on industrial policy with a variety of organizations including the World Bank, International Growth Center (IGC), and Chemonics, Inc. In this capacity, I have focused on industrial policy as it pertains to trade development, small and medium enterprises (SME), and education. As part of my consulting engagements, I have produced various publications using primary and secondary datasets and honed essential skills for producing empirical evidence-based policy research.
My current research focuses on the empirical analysis of vertical prices restraints. My central research question is: Does the growing concentration of many markets within the U.S. economy lead to asymmetric bargaining power among firms at different stages of the supply chain and, consequently, produce suboptimal market outcomes? My current research papers attempt to answer this question using data regarding markets within the U.S. food and beverage industry.
I am currently on the job market and will be attending the January 2019 AEA/ASSA conference in Atlanta, GA.
Advisor: Dr. Philip G. Gayle
Department of Economics, Kansas State University
244 D Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS, 66506