I am an economist and an alumnus of the Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research, where I completed my doctoral studies in May 2022. This website is under reconstruction.
My dissertation was titled Essays on the Theory and History of Central Bank Evolution. You can read part of my PhD dissertation work on the twin endogeneities hypothesis here. My broader research interests are in the fields of Post Keynesian macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, methodology of economics, the political economy of money, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of capitalism.
I have taught undergraduate students in Pakistan at Beaconhouse National University and in the United States at The New School. I also have experience of service and governance in higher education, having served on the Board of Trustees at The New School. In 2020-2021 I was a graduate fellow at the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School.
Some of my latest blogposts are posted below. Through my blog (and Twitter), I share my thoughts on interests related to but also beyond my research agenda, including capitalism, democracy, Pakistan, economics, universities and academia.
- Notes in Circulation # 5Conflicting claims: the relationship between political instability and the economy Many people are worried about how political instability is creating an inconducive environment for the Pakistani economy. Khaleeq Kiani writes in Dawn that “The prime minister has not been able to hold a meeting of the federal cabinet for almost a month against the normal… Continue reading Notes in Circulation # 5
- Notes in Circulation # 4Political scientist John Mearsheimer has been getting a lot of attention following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While his realist view (in the social scientific sense rather than the literal sense) has been picked apart by Smolenski and Dutkiewicz, it is understandable why it might be popular right now with any one who has a… Continue reading Notes in Circulation # 4
- Imran Khan’s obsession with winning has disfigured him as a politician (2018)I had written the following letter to the Financial Times in the summer of 2018 prior to the general elections in Pakistan. The FT didn’t publish it. I’m posting it here now. I think I got at least some things right. Some of my observations are still relevant today in light of recent developments, such… Continue reading Imran Khan’s obsession with winning has disfigured him as a politician (2018)