Dr. Tahir Mahmood is one of the most distinguished faculty members of the University of Chitral. He has obtained PhD in Economics from Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany and Postdoc Fellowship at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. His PhD research focuses on Poverty Measures, Gender Differences in Subjective Well-being, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Pakistan. While during his postdoc fellowship, he led the quantitative component of the KIP Index Project-developing a nuanced Women Empowerment Index for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economies.
Born in Chitral, KP, Tahir Mahmood attended and graduated from Government College University, Lahore and obtained his MSc and MPhil degrees from Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan. After attaining his higher education, he gained employment in 2010 through Provincial and Federal Public Service Commission however, preferred to join F. G. Quaid-e-Azam degree College, Rawalpindi. He also served as a lecturer at COMSATS, Abbottabad.
Three years later he joined AWKUM, Chitral Campus. Afterwards, he went to Germany to pursue his higher studies in November 2014. During his studies in Germany, he was a scientific researcher, (AgreeCareerNet) at Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany and desigend a course (Agribusiness in Asia) and taught the course at Georg August University Goettingen, Germany. He also taught in Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey for a while. He has peer-reviewed publications in international reputed journals and attended several international conferences. His research interests lie in the area of Development Economics, Health Economics, Applied Micro-econometrics and Global Issues – Social Inequality.
PUBLICATIONS/UNDER REVIEW PAPERS
1. Mahmood, T., Yu, X., & Klasen, S. (2019). Do the poor really feel poor? Comparing objective poverty with subjective poverty in Pakistan. Social Indicators Research, 142(2), 543-580.
2. Mahmood, T., Abbas, F., Kumar, R., & Somrongthong, R. (2020). Why under five children are stunted in Pakistan? A multilevel analysis of Punjab Multiple indicator Cluster Survey (MICS-2014). BMC public health, 20(1), 1-15.
3. Mahmood, T., Ali Muluk, A., Zubair, S., (2021) Afghanistan’s Food Security: Evidence from Pakistan and Afghanistan Wheat Price Transmission using Threshold Vector Error Correction Model (TVECM). Journal of Applied Economics and Business Studies, Volume. 5, Issue 2 (2021) 23-38
4. Jalil, A., Mahmood, T., & Idrees, M. (2013). Tourism–growth nexus in Pakistan: Evidence from ARDL bounds tests. Economic Modelling, 35, 185-191.
5. Kumar, R., Abbas, F., Mahmood, T., & Somrongthong, R. (2019). Prevalence and factors associated with underweight children: a population-based subnational analysis from Pakistan. BMJ open, 9(7), e028972.
6. Abbas, F., Sadiq, M., & Mahmood, T. (2020). Food insecurity and childcare: Development
challenges and prospects. In Perspectives on Contemporary Pakistan (pp. 125-147). Routledge.
7. Who are the Food Insecure Household? Employing the Multilevel Models using Food Insecurity Experience Scale in Pakistan (accepted in Food and Nutrition Bulletin).
8. Association of Low-Birth Weight with Malnutrition (wasting and stunting) in Children under Five Years in Sindh, Pakistan: A Propensity Score Matching Approach (accepted in PLOS One)
9. He said, She Said: Unpacking the Determinants of Pakistan’s Intra-Household Gender Differences. (Under Review Gender, Work and Organization)
CURRENT RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
1. Impact of International Remittance on Women Health Outcomes: Evidence from Pakistan
2. Determinants of Women Empowerment: Evidence from Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement Survey.
3. Impact of International Remittances on Women Empowerment: Evidence from Pakistan
Media talks and interviews
Cases & Teaching materials
Teaching materials are provided to the students in each semester and regularly uploaded on the LMS when required.