Publications

Here are some of our recent Working Papers

Society
After the Coronavirus Vaccine’s Discovery: Concerns Regarding a COVID-19 Vaccination’s Distribution

After the Coronavirus Vaccine’s Discovery: Concerns Regarding a COVID-19 Vaccination’s Distribution

  Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3608750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3608750   Abstract The fervent global quest for the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begs the frightening questions: who will go first in receiving it? and will everyone get to receive […]

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Government & Politics
The Lives or Livelihoods? The Coronavirus Dilemma for Administrations

The Lives or Livelihoods? The Coronavirus Dilemma for Administrations

  Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3584726 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3584726   Abstract The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has fomented a moral crisis for administrations struggling to choose between “lives” and “livelihoods”, i.e. between mitigating the public health fallout and averting an economic depression. The challenge […]

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Government & Politics
Encroachments & the Mystery of Capital: A Pakistani Context

Encroachments & the Mystery of Capital: A Pakistani Context

  Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3557571   Abstract This working paper attempts to examine the economic nature of encroachments in developing countries by considering the context of Pakistan. In the tradition of De Soto (2000), the question of encroachments is […]

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Government & Politics
MANAGING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

MANAGING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

About the Author Syed Muhammad Ali has led the Centre for Peace, Security & Developmental Studies (CPSD), an independent think tank as its Executive Director. Mr. Ali has a 24 years long, rich and diverse […]

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Domestic Economy
What ails Pakistan’s Economy? The Problems beyond Coronavirus

What ails Pakistan’s Economy? The Problems beyond Coronavirus

  Available at SSRN:  http://ssrn.com/abstract=3573466   Abstract This working paper considers the structural challenges that confront the Pakistan economy beyond the immediate impositions of contending with Covid19 (coronavirus). Using a general thematic approach, the paper seeks to look beyond […]

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International Economy
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT): A General Introduction

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT): A General Introduction

  Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3569416 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3569416   Abstract Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a heterodox macroeconomic lens that recontextualizes the role of monetary and fiscal policy in sovereign governments that borrow and issue national debt in their own monetary instrument. […]

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Human Rights
Kashmir: Beyond Imbroglios

Kashmir: Beyond Imbroglios

  Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3568447   Abstract It is necessary that a more nuanced and comprehensive viewpoint be presented to a global audience vis-à-vis Kashmir, which can foster both wider international engagement as well as a richer understanding of […]

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Domestic Economy
Forecasting the Economic Impact of Coronavirus on Developing Countries: Case of Pakistan

Forecasting the Economic Impact of Coronavirus on Developing Countries: Case of Pakistan

  Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3563616   Abstract The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has already wreaked havoc on the international economy in numerous ways, differentiating itself in particular through its impact on the “real world” economy as opposed to financial market-specific […]

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Government & Politics
A Post-Coronavirus World: 7 Points of Discussion for a New Political Economy

A Post-Coronavirus World: 7 Points of Discussion for a New Political Economy

  Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3557738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3557738   Abstract The Coronavirus outbreak of 2019-20 has left governments, markets, and civil society reeling through disruptions and damage that shall heal at differing intervals and to differing degrees around the world. The post-Coronavirus […]

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International Economy
The tax whistleblowers

The tax whistleblowers

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has recently proposed a measure that is intriguing, to say the least. It has announced a “whistleblower” incentive, by which any person who reports a tax evader may receive 20% of the […]

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