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Dr. Muhammad Nadeem Javaid

Professor of Practice (Economic Policy & Strategy)
PhD Economics, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
MS Innovation & Industrial Dynamics, IAE-NICE, France
Former Chief Economist, Government of Pakistan

Dr. Nadeem Javaid holds a PhD in Economics and MS in Innovation and Industrial Dynamics from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. Dr. Javaid has over 20 years of experience in academia, financial industry and policymaking. From August 2014 to October 2018, he has the privilege to be the Chief Economist of Government of Pakistan with the responsibility to advise the highest decision making forums such as Central Development Working Party (CDWP), Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC), National Economic Council (NEC) and Federal Cabinet. In his capacity as a Chief Economist, he supervised the preparation of the 11th and 12th National Five Year Plans besides finalizing the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Long term Plan (2016-30). The rigorous CPEC negotiations between China and Pakistan spanned over two-year period.  The result is an approved document delineating the aspirational goals of both nations and a framework of cooperation worth $60 Billion of Projects under Chinese flagship Belt and Road Initiative.

Also, Dr. Javaid served as an ex-officio Member of Economic Policy & Planning at the Planning Commission chaired by Prime Minister of Pakistan. He also served as Member Policy Board of Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue, Member National Accounts Committee and Member BoG CPEC Center of Excellence at PIDE University, Islamabad.  In addition, he contributed as a member of the Working Group on Regulatory Reforms at the Economic Reforms Unit, Ministry of Finance.

Dr. Javaid also served as an Advisor to the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform. His advisory responsibilities included undertaking reviews, analyze policies and institutional structures, identifying challenges and recommend reforms for national development. In this capacity, Dr. Javaid has the honor of preparing the Vision 2025 of Pakistan as a lead author. Besides, the task involved developing a consensus among different stakeholders including line ministries and provincial governments, and devising an implementation and communication strategy. Moreover, he has central banking experience at the State Bank of Pakistan where he conducted compliance and risk-based on-site inspections of banks and non-banking financial institutions of the country.

Further, Dr. Javaid has taught to postgraduates and executives at Suleman Dawood School for Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences and SKEMA Business School, France, where he
taught Economic Policy, Innovation Strategy, Organization and Dynamics of Financial System, Financial
Markets and Issues in Corporate Finance to its executive and
postgraduate programs. Dr. Javaid has also served as an Associate Dean at Karachi School of Business and Leadership. He regularly contributes as a resource person in various capacity building trainings of senior Government officials at the National Institute of Management, National School of Public Policy, National Defense University and Air War College.

During his PhD, he remained associated with the Group of Research on Law, Economics and Management at National Center for Scientific Research (GREDEG-CNRS), Sophia Antipolis, France. His PhD dissertation highlights the role of the financial sector in driving successful technological change in an economic system.

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Javaid firmly believes that technology is an imperative determinant of economic growth; whereas technological change takes place in the framework of a complex process of institutional embeddedness, in which policies and institutions co-evolve with the macroeconomic environments. Therefore, he contends that differences among financial institutions and financial sector policies within the framework of “national system of innovation” have strong potential to explain the nature and causes of the differences of the wealth of nations. Following this context his research and teaching interests revolve around Financial System, Macroeconomics, Business Government Relations, Innovation & Technological Change, Industrial Organization and Corporate Strategy.
Dr. Javaid has presented his research work at several International peer reviewed conferences including 13th Schumpeter Society Conference (Aalborg, Denmark), 8th GLOBELICS Conference (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 6th GLOBELICS Conference (Mexico City), 3rd Thematic Meeting of the French Economic Association (Sophia Antipolis, France) and 5th GLOBELICS Academy on Innovation and Development (Tempere, Finland).

Journal Articles

Javaid, M.N., and Saviotti, P.P.(2012), “Financial System and Technological Catching-up: An Empirical Analysis; Is there a recipe for increasing the export variety of nations?” Forthcoming Special Issue of Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Book Chapter # 21 in “Long Term Economic Development, Economic Complexity and Evolution” Authors, Javaid, M.N., and Saviotti, P.P. (2013), Edited by A. Pyka and E.S. Andersen, Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Germany.

Afzal, M; Ahmed, G; and Javaid, M.N.,(2017), “ Empirical Assessment of Climate Change on Agricultural Crops for Pakistan: A Panel Data Analysis” International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics: Volume 5, issue 2, Page 59-68

Javaid, M.N., Naveed, I., and Ahmed, G., (2017) “What Drives the Quality of Institutions in Asian Economies? Directions for Economic Reforms” Journal of South Asian Studies: 05(03) Page 127-139

Conference Papers

Javaid, M.N., Iftikhar, M.N.,(2011), “What drives the quality of institutions in Asian economies? Directions for economic reforms”, 27th Annual Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Marriot, Islamabad, December, 13-15.

Javaid, M.N.,(2010), “Financial system and technological change: An investigation into the wealth of nations”, 8th GLOBELICS International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 1-3.

Saviotti, P.P., Nesta, L. and Javaid, M.N.,(2010), “Export variety and the catching-up of countries”, 8th GLOBELICS International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 1-3.

Javaid, M.N. and Saviotti, P.P.,(2010), “Financial system and technological catching-up; an empirical analysis: Is there a recipe for increasing the export variety of the countries?” 13th International Schumpeter Society Conference, Aalborg University, Denmark, June 21-24.

Javaid, M.N. and Saviotti, P.P.,(2009), “Financial system and technological change; organization & dynamics: An overview” 3rd Thematic Meeting of the French Economic Association on firms, markets and innovation at Sophia Antipolis, France, June 25-26.

Saviotti, P.P., Nesta, L. and Javaid, M.N., (2008), “Is there a direction in economic development? And, if so, what does it imply for emerging countries?” 6th GLOBELICS International Conference, Mexico City Sept. 22-24.

Javaid, M.N., (2008), “Financial system, corporate diversification and technological catching-up: South-Korea; an imitator to innovator” 5th GLOBELICS International PhD Academy on Innovation and Development, University of Tempere, Finland, June 02-13.