Faculty Profile

Dr. Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School Of Business

Dr. Ghazal Zulfiqar has a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, an MSc in Development Finance from the Univesrity of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. 

Prior to joining LUMS she was faculty at the University of Massachusetts’ (UMASS) Department of Economics. She also worked as a policy researcher at UMASS' Center for Social Policy where she was involved in policy evaluations and consultancies for the Massachusetts’ Department of Early and Secondary Education, the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts government’s homelessness prevention initiative, and several private foundations.

Her policy experience includes rural development in the southern United States. Apart from this she has worked in international project finance and investment banking at Citigroup, Inc. in Pakistan and the UK with projects spanning the African continent and South Asia.

Research Interests

The political economy of poverty, gender and class-based inequality.

Affiliation / Honours

1) University of Massachusetts Boston's Public Policy Book Award - 2014

http://www.umb.edu/news/detail/exemplary_dissertation_earns_ghazal_zulfiqar_the_public_policy_book_award

2) IBA - MBA Class of 1997 Gold Medal

3) IBA - Class of 1996 BBA Silver Medal

Industry Focus

Microfinance

      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2015). 'Global Policy Network and Micro Finance - Non-state Actors and Local Development in Pakistan'. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2015). Global Policy Networks and Microfinance – Non-State Actors and Local Development (in Pakistan). Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2015). Gold Collateralized Microcredit and Women's Autonomy in Pakistan. American Economic Association, San Francisco, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. & Weller, C. (2014). Does Financial Market Diversification in Non-OECD Countries Reduce Macroeconomic Volatility? An Econometric Exploration. Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2014). Commercialization, Financial Access and Poverty in Pakistan.. Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, Boston, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2014). Changing Trends in Microfinance's Emphasis on Gender. International Association For Feminist Economics, Association for Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA), Philadelphia, PA, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2014). Research and evidence on the impact of microfinance. South Asia Microfinance Network, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2014). 'Is Micro finance Working? Research and Evidence on the impact of Micro Finance'. Annual Conference of South Asia Micro Finance Network, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2013). The Gendered Political Economy of Building Peace in Conflict-Affected States. Conflict Transformation through Economic Development and Innovation Conference, Massachusetts, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2013). Microfinance and Human Development: Does Institutional Form Matter?. Association of Comparative Economic Studies, ASSA, San Diego, CA, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2013). How Institutional Structure Shapes Outcomes in Microfinance. McCormack School of Policy & Global Studies, UMass Boston. Research Seminar Series, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2012). Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation: Findings from Pakistan.. Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association, Vancouver, Canada.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2012). Microfinance and the Promise of Social Change – Can a Financial Intervention Empower Women?. IX Annual Social Theory Forum, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2012). Financial Market Diversity and Macroeconomic Stability. Annual Conference for the Eastern Economic Association,, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2012). Microfinance, Poverty and Gender Empowerment – Evidence from the Field. Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2012). Closing Resource Gaps: Microfinance?. College of Management, UMass Boston, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. & Takenaka, R. (2012). Using Technology in Qualitative Research. McCormack Graduate School, UMass Boston, Boston, United States of America.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. & Khan, M. (2017). The NGOization of Women's Resistance: A Feminist Materialist Perspective on the Homeworker Movement in Pakistan..
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G., Rafique, S. & Khalid, A. (2017). Public Policy, Feudal Patriarchy and Land Rights for Women in Pakistan.
      • Weller, C. & Zulfiqar, G. (2013). "Financial Market Diversity and Macroeconomic Stability".
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2013). 'Financial Market Diversity and Macroeconomic Stability' Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst..
      • Friedman, D. & Zulfiqar, G. (2009). Massachusetts' System Redesign to End Homelessness: An Overview and Assessment.
      • Stone, M. & Zulfiqar, G. (2009). Boston Housing Authority Section 8 Waiting List: A Socio-Economic Profile..
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G., Stone, M. & Werby, E. (2009). Boston Housing Authority Section 8 Recipients: A Socio-Economic Profile.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G., Stone, M. & Werby, E. (2009). Boston Housing Authority Public Housing Recipients: A Socio-Economic Profile..
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2009). System redesign to End Homelessness: An Overview and Assessment. Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston..
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2009). Boston Housing Authority Section 8 Waiting List: A Socio-Economic Profile. Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston..
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2009). Boston Housing Authority Section Recipients: A Socio-Economic Profile. Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston..
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2013). Virtuous' Debt Status and Precarious Living Dawn News.
      • Mir Zulfiqar, G. (2013). Hunger Amidst Plenty – A Review of Ash in the Belly – India's Unfinished Battle with Hunger by Harsh Mander Dawn News.
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    Honor
  • 2014: Book Award for Best Public Policy Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Boston