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 ,
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Economics of the Household 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Development Economics 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Independent Study 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Economics of the Household 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Development Economics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Intermediate Microeconomics 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Development Economics 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Economics of the Household 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Intermediate Microeconomics 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis 1403
Summer Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Economics of the Household 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Development Economics 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Intermediate Microeconomics 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Econometrics 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Development Economics 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Intermediate Microeconomics 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Economics of the Household 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Master's Thesis 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Intermediate Microeconomics 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Development Economics 1201
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 International Trade 1002
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Topics in Development 703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Topics in Development 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Senior Project I 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 ECON Independent Study I 702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Topics in Development 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 ECON Independent Study I 701
    Spring Qtr 2006-07 Development Economics Theory 603
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Economic History I 602