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  • Faculty Name : Dr. Tahir Mahmood
  • Designation : Lecturer
  • Email: tahirmahmood@uoch.edu.pk


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. His PhD research focuses on Poverty Measures, Gender Differences in Subjective Well-being, Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Pakistan. 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.

Research Publication


  • 1. Jalil, A., Mahmood, T., & Idrees, M. (2013). Tourism–growth nexus in Pakistan: Evidence from ARDL bounds tests. Economic Modelling, 35, 185-191. (my M.Phil research work)
  • 2. Mahmood T., Yu X. and Klasen S. (2018). Do the Poor really Feel Poor? Comparing Objective Poverty with Subjective Poverty in Pakistan. (published in “Social Indicators Research”) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-018-1921-4

    • 1. He Said, She Said: Unpacking Within-Household Gender Differences of Subjective Well-being in Pakistan (under review “Feminist Economics”)
    • 2. What under five children are stunted in Punjab, Pakistan. Multilevel Analysis of MICS-2014 (under review in the Journal “BMC Nutrition”)
    • 3. Understanding the Link between Food Insecurity, Poverty and Inflation: New Evidence from Pakistan (under review in the journal “Review of Development Economics”)
    • 4. Exploring the Spatial Patterns and Determinants of Poverty in Pakistan Using Spatial Autoregressive Model (under review in the journal “Social Indicators Research”)
    • 5. Afghanistan l food security: Evidence from Pakistan and Afghanistan Wheat Grain and Wheat Flour Prices Transmission using Threshold Vector Error Correction Model (TVECM). (under review in the journal “The Developing Economies”)


    • 1. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and women subjective well-being in Pakistan
    • 2. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and domestic violence against women nexus
    • 3. Determinants of female participation in general election: A case study of KP
    • 4. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and service intake (prenatal & postnatal care)
    • 5. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and social norms and traditions 6. What determines wasting Punjab and Sindh? Multilevel Analysis MICS – 2014

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