smmalik


Sadia Malik

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Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 1094
Phone: 4167362100 Ext: 20532
Email: smmalik@yorku.ca


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at York University. I hold a PhD in Economics from Kansas State University, USA. My research interests are in development economics, health economics, and human development and capabilities.

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Although I am trained as an academic with a PhD degree in economics from USA, my professional experience is quite diverse that includes teaching, research, grant writing, project management, and policy advocacy. Prior to my appointment at York University in 2011, I worked as Director, Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre- a premier think tank based in Islamabad, Pakistan set up by an internationally acclaimed development economist and practitioner, Mahbub ul Haq who was the chief architect of the Human Development Index and pioneer of annual human development reports published by the United Nations Development Programme. At the centre, I was involved in conducting and supervising research and writing of annual reports on various themes related to human development in South Asia. As an independent researcher and consultant, I have won several research grants from various international development organizations including the World Bank, International Labor Organization, and the Department for International Development, U.K.

Degrees

Contractually Limited Term Appointment,
PhD, Kansas State University, USA

Research Interests

Economics , Health, Institutions and long term development, Income inequality and health

Current Research Projects

An Analysis of Equity Issues in Public Spending on Mother and Newborn Child Health in Pakistan.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2011

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2013

The Productivity Gains of Rehabilitating the Blinds in Pakistan

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2011

    End Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2011

Growth, Employment and Poverty in Current Financial Crisis in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Exploring the Nexus and Estimating the Impact of the Crisis

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2011

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health in Pakistan: Evidence Based Policy Advocacy

    See more
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2010

A Situation Analysis of Residential Facilities for Working Women at/near their Work Places

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Equity in the use of public services for mother and newborn child health care in Pakistan: a utilization incidence analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health (2016) 15:120 Go To Paper

2016

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change and its Repercussions on Human Health in Pakistan (with Haroon Awan and Niazullah Khan. Globalization and Health 2012, 8:31. Go To Paper

2012

The Economic Burden of Blindness in Pakistan: A Socio-economic and Policy Imperative for Poverty Reduction Strategies. (with Haroon Awan and Niazullah Khan) Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012, Volume 60; Issue 5. Pages: 358-364. Go To Paper

2012

Horizontal Inequalities and Violent Conflict in Pakistan: Is there a link? Economic and Political Weekly. 2009. Vol. XLIV No. 34.Go To Paper

2009

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Equity Issues in Public Spending on Mother, Newborn and Child Health in Pakistan” (with Yasin Janjua). Published by Research and Advocacy Fund, Department for International Development, U.K. Go To Research Report

2013

Growth, Employment and Poverty in Current Financial Crisis in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Exploring the Nexus and Estimating the Impact of the Crisis” (with Yasin Janjua). 2011. Published by South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), Bangladesh). Research Working Paper. No. 11-07.

2011

Human Development in South Asia 2008: "Harnessing Technology for Human Development in South Asia(with the team at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre). Published by Oxford University Press.

2008

Human Development in South Asia 2007: "Human Development in South Asia: A Ten Year Review” (with the team at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre). Published by Oxford University Press, Karachi.

2007




I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at York University. I hold a PhD in Economics from Kansas State University, USA. My research interests are in development economics, health economics, and human development and capabilities.

Although I am trained as an academic with a PhD degree in economics from USA, my professional experience is quite diverse that includes teaching, research, grant writing, project management, and policy advocacy. Prior to my appointment at York University in 2011, I worked as Director, Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre- a premier think tank based in Islamabad, Pakistan set up by an internationally acclaimed development economist and practitioner, Mahbub ul Haq who was the chief architect of the Human Development Index and pioneer of annual human development reports published by the United Nations Development Programme. At the centre, I was involved in conducting and supervising research and writing of annual reports on various themes related to human development in South Asia. As an independent researcher and consultant, I have won several research grants from various international development organizations including the World Bank, International Labor Organization, and the Department for International Development, U.K.

Degrees

Contractually Limited Term Appointment,
PhD, Kansas State University, USA

Research Interests

Economics ,Health,Institutions and long term development,Income inequality and health

Current Research Projects

An Analysis of Equity Issues in Public Spending on Mother and Newborn Child Health in Pakistan.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2011

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2013

The Productivity Gains of Rehabilitating the Blinds in Pakistan

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2011

    End Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2011

Growth, Employment and Poverty in Current Financial Crisis in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Exploring the Nexus and Estimating the Impact of the Crisis

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2011

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health in Pakistan: Evidence Based Policy Advocacy

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2010

A Situation Analysis of Residential Facilities for Working Women at/near their Work Places

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2010

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Equity in the use of public services for mother and newborn child health care in Pakistan: a utilization incidence analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health (2016) 15:120 Go To Paper

2016

Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change and its Repercussions on Human Health in Pakistan (with Haroon Awan and Niazullah Khan. Globalization and Health 2012, 8:31. Go To Paper

2012

The Economic Burden of Blindness in Pakistan: A Socio-economic and Policy Imperative for Poverty Reduction Strategies. (with Haroon Awan and Niazullah Khan) Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012, Volume 60; Issue 5. Pages: 358-364. Go To Paper

2012

Horizontal Inequalities and Violent Conflict in Pakistan: Is there a link? Economic and Political Weekly. 2009. Vol. XLIV No. 34.Go To Paper

2009

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Equity Issues in Public Spending on Mother, Newborn and Child Health in Pakistan” (with Yasin Janjua). Published by Research and Advocacy Fund, Department for International Development, U.K. Go To Research Report

2013

Growth, Employment and Poverty in Current Financial Crisis in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: Exploring the Nexus and Estimating the Impact of the Crisis” (with Yasin Janjua). 2011. Published by South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), Bangladesh). Research Working Paper. No. 11-07.

2011

Human Development in South Asia 2008: "Harnessing Technology for Human Development in South Asia(with the team at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre). Published by Oxford University Press.

2008

Human Development in South Asia 2007: "Human Development in South Asia: A Ten Year Review” (with the team at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre). Published by Oxford University Press, Karachi.

2007