Dr. Asad Sayeed

Associate Fellow

Ph.D Economics: University of Cambridge M.Phil. Economics: University of Cambridge B.A. Economics & Social Thought: Lawrence University, Wisconsin, USA

Dr. Asad Sayeed, an Associate Fellow at IDEAS, is also Director and Senior Research Associate at the Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR), Karachi, Pakistan. He has been with CSSR since its inception in 2002. Previously, he worked as senior economist at the Social Policy Development Centre and as the director of research at the Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research. He was also a visiting research fellow at the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Dr. Sayeed has several publications ranging from journal articles to reports and books chapters. He has conducted extensive research in the fields of social protection, macroeconomic policy, labor market dynamics in developing countries, public finance, poverty and the political economy of corruption. He is member from Sindh on the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) from 20220-2025. Dr. Sayeed obtained his BA degree in Economics and Social Thought from Lawrence University, Wisconsin, USA. He received his MPhil and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge.