Faculty Profile

Dr. Hadia Majid

Assistant Professor

Department Of Economics

Hadia Majid is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences. A Fulbright Scholar, she holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University, an MA in Economics from The Ohio State University, an MSc in Economics from University of Warwick, and a BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Her research interests include economics of the household, parental decision-making, and human capital acquisition. Her previous work evaluates the Mexican conditional cash transfer program at the intra-household level. She has also examined the role of parental perceptions of child quality on educational outcomes in rural Punjab.

More recent research has looked at public goods provision in slums within Lahore, Pakistan – linking household attributes, especially political affiliation, to households’ ability to bargain for and obtain public goods from the state. Currently, her work is centered on labor markets. Here, her projects include mapping various aspects of the female labor force participation in Pakistan over the past 25 years, examining the constraints and vulnerabilities of women in the urban informal economy, and the links between macroeconomic growth and gendered employment. She is also running a quasi-experiment studying the impact of the Lahore Rapid Bus Transit on labor market outcomes. 

    • Article
      • Majid, H. .(2015). I-11 and the Political Economy of its Evictions . Social Sciences Policy Bulletin ,
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Deal Politics . SouthAsia Magazine ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Empowering Growth in Pakistan . Economic and Political Weekly ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Will India Surpass China? . South Asia Magazine ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Afghanistan and the Landscape for Women . South Asia Magazine ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). The Political Economy of Public Goods Provision in Slums . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). Drought and Farm Output: An Analysis of Common-Pool Water and the Role of Ethnic Fractionalization in Rural Pakistan . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). Pakistan-India Trade: An Analysis of the Health Sector . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). Increased Rural Connectivity and its Effects on Health Outcomes . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). Ninth Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy Human Capital Development for Sustained Economic Growth/Increased Rural connectivity and its effects on health outcomes . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). School Choice and the Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Ability: Evidence from Pakistan . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). Parental Decision-Making and Intra-Household Resource Allocation . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). WTO and Pakistan. Are we ready? . ,
      • Majid, H. .(1999). LUMS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS . ,
    • Journal Articles
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Child Height and Parental Investments: Gendered Allocation in Oportunidades Families in Mexico . Review of Development Economics ,
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Drought and Farm Output: An analysis of surface canal water and the role of ethnic heterogeneity in rural Pakistan . Water International ,
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Understanding Cluster-based Industrialization: A cross sectional analysis of firm productivity in Pakistan . ,
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Mapping Cluster-based Industrialization in Pakistan . ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Child Endowments and Parental Investments: Intra-household Allocation in Oportunidades Families in Mexico . Journal of Population Economics ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Drought and Farmer Productivity: The role of Linguistic Fractionalization in Pakistan . Development and Change ,
      • Majid, H. The Political Economy of Public Goods Provision in Slums: Evidence from Pakistan . Comparative Political Studies ,
    • Book Section/chapter
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Pakistan-India Bilateral Trade in Sports Goods Sector . India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations , Springer Publications
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Pakistan-India Trade in Services: An Analysis of the Health Sector . India-Pakistan Trade: Strengthening Economic Relations , Springer Publications
    • Conference Papers
      • Majid, H. Drought and Farmer Productivity: The Role of Linguistic Fractionalization in Rural Pakistan . International Conference on South Asia Development ,
    • Report
      • Majid, H. .(2015). Women in Pakistan's Urban Informal Economy: Vulnerabilities, Opportunities, and Policy Solutions . Oxfam Report ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Baseline Evaluation of Early Childhood Education Intervention . Plan Pakistan ,
    • Research Paper
      • Majid, H. .(2014). School Choice and Parental Perceptions of Quality: Evidence from Pakistan . ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Empowering Growth in Pakistan? . ISS Working Paper. The Hague: ISS. ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). Cluster Based Industrialization and its Effect on Firm Productivity in Pakistan . IFPRI Working Paper ,
      • Majid, H. .(2014). The Political Economy of Public Goods Provision in Slums Preliminary results from a field study in urban Pakistan . IGC Working Paper ,
TitleSemesterCode
Senior Project-IFall Semester 2014-151401
Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2014-151401
Masters Thesis IFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project-IISpring Semester 2014-151402
Development EconomicsSpring Semester 2014-151402
Economics of the HouseholdSpring Semester 2014-151402
Master's ThesisSummer Semester 2014-151403
Masters Thesis ISummer Semester 2014-151403
Senior Project-IFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's ThesisFall Semester 2015-161501
Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2015-161501
Masters Thesis IFall Semester 2015-161501
Masters Thesis IIFall Semester 2015-161501
Economics of the HouseholdFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project-ISpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Masters Thesis IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project-IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Development EconomicsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Masters Thesis ISummer Semester 2015-161503
Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2016-171601
Independent StudyFall Semester 2016-171601
Independent StudyFall Semester 2016-171601
Masters Thesis IFall Semester 2016-171601
Masters Thesis IIFall Semester 2016-171601
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Development EconomicsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Economics of the HouseholdSpring Semester 2016-171602
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Economic History IWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Development Economics TheorySpring Qtr 2006-07603
    ECON Independent Study IAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Topics in DevelopmentAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    ECON Independent Study IWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Senior Project-IWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Topics in DevelopmentWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Topics in DevelopmentSpring Qtr 2007-08703
    International TradeSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2010-111002
    Development EconomicsFall Semester 2012-131201
    Intermediate MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Masters Thesis ISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Economics of the HouseholdSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Development EconomicsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Senior Project-ISpring Semester 2013-141302
    EconometricsSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302