I am a sixth year Ph.D. student in economics at University of New Mexico with a focus in Development Economics. I received my BSc and MA degrees in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan and Xiamen University, China respectively. I also hold MA in Economics from the University of New Mexico. I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in the areas of food, nutrition, health, cognition and early childhood development. Currently my research focuses on channels through which nutrition can affect cognitive outcomes during the 'critical stages' of childhood and mid-childhood. In addition to my research, I have a substantial teaching background. I have taught multiple classes at different levels and in multiple formats at the university level.
I grew up in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. I am married to Madiha Sadiq who is also studying at the University of New Mexico. Together, we are also blessed with a beautiful daughter. Outside of my family and work, my favorite things to do are travelling, backpacking, trying out different cuisines and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy listening to classic rock stations and watching movies.
Fields of Interest: Development Economics, Early Childhood Development, Human Capital Production, Health, Nutrition, Food Security, Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Development
Department of Economics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
1915 Roma Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87106