Dr. Ummad has completed his MS in Money, Finance, and Governance from University Lyon II, France, and then his Ph.D. from University of Strasbourg, France. Prior to his academic career, he was part of the Monetary Policy Department of the State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi. He has also served as the director of the Beaconhouse Institute of Public Policy.
Dr. Ummad has published research on issues related to monetary policy, governance issues like the informal economy and corruption, performance constraints of firms in developing countries, and women empowerment. He advocates the use of scientific evidence in solving the financial and economic complexities of modern life. His research has been published in respected peer-reviewed journals like World Development, Economic Systems, Economic Modelling, International Journal of Conflict Management, and The World Economy.
He loves teaching economics and quantitative courses.
Mazhar, U. & Iftikhar, K. (2021). Corruption Accusations and Bureaucratic Performance: Evidence from Pakistan. Economics: The Open-Access, OpenAssessment E-Journal, 15 (1), 60-71, doi:10.1515/econ-2021-0005.
Mazhar, U. (2021). Terrorism Risk and the Mediating Role of Manager Experience: Empirical Evidence. Asian Economic Journal, 35 (3), 317-337, doi:10.1111/asej.12248.
Mazhar, U. & Goel, R. (In Press 2021). Informal competition and firm performance: Impacts on input- versus output performance. Managerial and Decision Economics.
Mazhar, U., Goel, R. & Sayan, S. (In Press 2021). Strategic Location of Firms: Does it Empower Bribe Givers or Bribe Takers?. Economic Systems.
Mazhar, U. (In Press 2021). Productivity, obesity, and human capital: Panel data evidence. Economics and Human Biology.
Mazhar, U., Goel, R. & Saunoris, J. (In Press 2020). Identifying the corrupt cog in the wheel: Dimensions of supply chain logistics and cross-country corruption. Australian Economic Papers, doi:10.1111/1467-8454.12226.
Mazhar, U. (2020). Women empowerment and insecurity: frm‑level evidence. Business Economics, doi:10.1057/s11369-020-00187-z.
Mazhar, U. (2020). Insecurity versus immaturity: estimating the link between organizational age and indirect risks. Journal of Economic Studies, doi:10.1108/JES-02-2020-0089.
Mazhar, U., Goel, R. & Saunoris, J. (2020). Business operations, contestability, bureaucratic holdup, and bribe solicitations. Review of Development Economics, doi:10.1111/rode.12687.
Mazhar, U. (2019). Terrorism and firm performance. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 19 (1), doi:https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2018-0041.
Mazhar, U. & Rehman, F. (In Press 2019). Monetary Policy in a Developing Country: A case of Pakistan. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
Mazhar, U. & Rehman, F. (2019). Diehard or delicate? Violence and young firm performance in a developing country. Business Economics, 54 (4), 236-247, doi:10.1057/s11369-019-00137-4.
Mazhar, U. & Rehman, F. (2019). Manufacturing as a Growth Escalator in Low and Middle Income Countries. Journal of Economics and Finance, doi:10.1007/s12197-019-09504-5.
Mazhar, U. & Chaudhry, A. (2019). Political competition and economic policy: empirical evidence from Pakistan. Economics: The Open-Access, OpenAssessment E-Journal, 13 (2019-1), 1-25, doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2019-1.
Mazhar, U. & Goel, R. (2018). Does capital punishment deter white collar crimes?. The World Economy, doi:10.1111/twec.12739.
Mazhar, U. (2017). Different forms of decentralization and their impact on government performance: Micro level evidence from 113 countries. Economic Modelling, 62 (April), 171-13, doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2016.12.010.
Mazhar, U. (2017). Can the shadow economy undermine the effect of political stability on inflation? Empirical evidence. Journal of Applied Economics, 20 (2), 395-420, doi:10.1016/S1514-0326(17)30018-1.
Mazhar, U. (2017). Taxing the unobservable: The impact of the shadow economy on inflation and taxation. World Development, 90 (Feb), 89-103, doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.08.019.
Mazhar, U. (2016). Do remotely piloted aerial vehicles make terrorism more costly for terrorists? Empirical evidence from Pakistan. International Journal of Conflict Management, 27 (4), 470-86, doi:10.1108/IJCMA-06-2015-0035.
Mazhar, U. (2016). Forecast transparency and inflation volatility: Empirical evidence from developing countries. Global Economy Journal, 16 (4), doi:10.1515/gej-2016-0060.
Mazhar, U. (2016). Corruption across government occupations: Cross-national survey evidence. Journal of International Development, 28 (8), 1220-1234, doi:10.1002/jid.3040.
Mazhar, U. (2015). A replication of "Corruption and elections: An empirical study for a cross-election of countries. Public Finance Review, 43 (2), 143-154, doi:10.1177/1091142114537890.
Mazhar, U. (2014). Monetary policy committee transparency: Measurements, determinants and economic effects. Open Economies Review, 25 (4), 739-770, doi:10.1007/s11079-013-9296-2.
Mazhar, U. (2013). Institutional quality and environmental pollution: MENA countries versus rest of the world. Economic Systems, 37 (4), 08-521, doi:10.1016/j.ecosys.2013.04.002.
Mazhar, U. & Chaudhry, A. (2018). Political competition and economic performance: empirical evidence from Pakistan.
Mazhar, U., Goel, R. & Saunoris, J. (2018). Market Contestability and Bribe Solicitations: Evidence across Stages of Firms' Operations.