Waqas Shair

Waqas Shair

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details:


  • PHD Economics (continued) , University of the Punjab, Lahore (2023)
  • MPhil, Quaid.i.Azam University, Islamabad (2016)


Waqas Shair is a research associate at the Center of Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan. He also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan. He is pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the esteemed University of the Punjab, Pakistan. The primary focus of his research lies in the fields of Labour Economics, Household Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Development Economics. He has published more than 20 research papers in esteemed international journals. He has presented scholarly articles in more than 20 conferences. He has four contributed book chapters published by reputable publishers. Additionally, he has also authored more than 15 newspaper columns on contemporary economic issues that have been published in reputable newspapers such as “Dawn,” “The Nation,” “Pakistan Today,” “Daily Times,” and “Global Village Space.”


  • Labor Market Outcomes of Non-migrant Members in Response to Remitances Evidance from Provincial Capital of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK)
  • Shair, W. (2020). Is Optimizing or Non-optimizing objective of a Firm in the Gig Economy? A Chronological Approach. Bulletin of Business and Economics Vol 9(2 ), pp. 101 -107. HEC recognized.
  • Ali, M., Shair, W., Rahman, F., & Naeem, S. (2021). The Relationship between Cash Flow Volatility and Dividend Payout Ratio: Evidence from Pakistan’s Non-Financial Firms. Empirical Economic Review, 4(2), 32-48. HEC recognized.
  • Shair, W., Naeem, S., & Rasul, F. (2021). Nexus Of Covid-19 News With Stock Market Returns And Volatility In Pakistan. Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 10(2), 92-99. HEC recognized.
  • Shair, W., Majeed, M. T., & Ali, A. (2021). Labour Participation Decision and Preferences towards Different Employment Status in Response to Remittances: Evidence from the Provincial Capital of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK), Pakistan. Iranian E
  • Shair, W., Zahra, T., Tayyab, M., & Kubra, N. (2022). The Impact of the Digital Divide on Wage Gaps among Individuals in Pakistan. Journal of Policy Research, 8(4), 97-107. HEC recognized.
  • Shair, W., Waheed, A., Kamran, M. M., & Kubra, N. (2022). Digital Divide in Pakistan: Barriers to ICT Usage among the Individuals of Pakistan. Journal of Economic Impact, 4(3), 196-204. HEC recognized.
  • Shair, W. & Majeed, M.T. (2020). Labor Market Outcomes of Non-Migrant Members in Response to Remittances : Evidence from Provincial Capital of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK), Review of Socio-Economic Perspectives, Vol 5(1 ), pp. 1 -22.
  • Shair, W., Hussain, S., & Idrees, M. (2023). Social Safety Net Programs and Food Insecurity in Pakistan. Social and Economic Studies within the Framework of Emerging Global Developments.
    Volume # IIPage # 105-120
  • “The gig economy is helping tackle COVID-19 unemployment in Pakistan” published in Global Village Space, dated 22-07-2020.
  • “Pakistan’s Blue Economy: An unexpected potential” published in Daily Times, dated 03-07-2021.
  • “Exchange rate Instability and Foreign Debt” published in Daily Times, dated 25-09- 2021.
  • “Economic Sovergneity Under the NSP” published in The Nation, dated 02-03-2022.
  • “Conflicts And The US” published in The Nation, dated 02-04-2022.
  • “Recession in the BRI States” published in The Nation, dated 09-07-2022.
  • “Deregulation of Petroleum Prices in Pakistan: A Way Forward” published in The Nation, dated 06-10-2022. Also published in E-Newsletter of Pak China Study Centre Vol. 4, Issue 13, page 4.