Author Archives: Omer Javed


Omer Javed

Tackling inflation

A wrong policy response Pakistan saw one of the most aggressive monetary tightening in Asia since the start of 2018, yet inflation could not be reined in. But with inflation consistently rising


Omer Javed

Efficiency and Equity

The evidence does not support policy prescriptions Mainstream economics has since long– both in academic tradition and as a source of policy formulation– tried to identify inequality as a natural consequence of


Omer Javed

Rationalizing Prices

A price commission is needed from the government Finance Minister Asad Umar recently indicated that inflation and fiscal deficit were among the main economic issues being faced by the country. In two


Omer Javed

Proactive economic policy

Government’s highest priority? In last week’s article, lack of government’s presentation of policy at the federal and provincial levels, would have rightly left the readers — just like the writer himself —


Omer Javed

Getting to the meat

Lack of details on policy and forums for its discussion Does the print media matter much to the government or for that matter the media overall? Hardly anyone seems to pay much


Omer Javed

Learning from Vietnam – II

Since we are looking for examples to follow Pakistan has to move from efforts to obtain direct foreign assistance or foreign aid to attracting foreign capital — primarily in the form of foreign direct investment as


Omer Javed

Learning from Vietnam

Demographically it’s a lot like Pakistan The PM often advises the people to become the ‘shaheen’ (or eagle) of Iqbal (the national poet), occupying the heights in turn that human beings are


Omer Javed

No Big (IMF) Deal!

Course correction required from the PTI In a recent interview of BBC’s Hard Talk, the Finance Minister (FM) was told by the anchor person that his government wanted to escape taking hard

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