Faculty Profile

Dr. Rashid Memon

Assistant Professor


I continue to pursue interests in the role of social identity in economic interaction using survey and experimental data. My current work focuses on post recruitment discrimination in a lab setting. In collaboration with Prof. Sheheryar Banuri, I am exploring how colleagues and supervisors may undervalue the merit of members of subaltern groups. In another study, with Prof. Husnain Fateh, I am exploring whether the success of members of subaltern groups generates a backlash from colleagues.

I remain interested in the link between political identity, labor rioting violence and economic outcomes. Using repeated cross-sectional survey data, data on violence and election data, I am exploring whether political groups can use violence or the threat of it to secure better economic outcomes for the members of their group.

My interest in identity and economics has led me to question the robustness of disciplinary boundaries, and to reconsider the link between economic, cultural and political change. This is reflected in my work only to the extent that my econometric specifications allow for categories identified by social sciences other than economics. However, I am keenly interested in more substantive discussions on the poverty of methodological individualism and questioning how markets handle (or fail to handle) basic problems of resource allocation.   

    • Conference Papers
      • Memon, R. .(2014). Stirring the primordial soup: ethnicity and conflict in rural Sindh . Conference on internal security in Pakistan ,
    • Report
      • Memon, R. Multiple inequalities in Pakistan and policies to mitigate inequality traps in Pakistan. . , Oxfam
  • Case Study
    • Publication title: Rent seeking in a small labor market in Sindh.

      Publisher: LUMS

      Publication Name: LUMS Social Science Bulletin

      Publication Date: 2014-01-01

Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Advanced MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
Economics of Race, Ethnicity and CasteSpring Semester 2014-151402
Master's ThesisSummer Semester 2014-151403
Master's ThesisSummer Semester 2014-151403
Master's ThesisFall Semester 2015-161501
Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudyFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's ThesisFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's ThesisFall Semester 2015-161501
Principles of MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Advanced MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Master's ThesisSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Advanced MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2016-171601
Independent StudyFall Semester 2016-171601
Principles of MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Intermediate MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Intermediate MicroeconomicsFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    Economics of Race, Ethnicity and CasteFall Semester 2012-131201
    Labour EconomicsSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Advanced MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Intermediate MicroeconomicsSummer Semester 2012-131203
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Economics of Race, Ethnicity and CasteFall Semester 2013-141301
    Advanced MicroeconomicsSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Economics of Race, Ethnicity and CasteSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Intermediate MicroeconomicsSummer Semester 2013-141303