Professor, HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Dr Hasan Murad School of Management (HSM)

Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods

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Dr. Sial holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and has held leadership positions in academia, public and corporate sectors in the USA and Pakistan. He has extensive experience managing post-graduate teaching, research, and administration at national and international academic institutions. Dr. Sial has published over 100 research papers in national and international journals, with an i10-index of 40 and an h-index of 23 per his Google Scholar profile. He has been an approved PhD supervisor by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in the field of social sciences since 2004. He has supervised more than 70 post-graduate scholars, including 20+ PhD candidates, in Economics, Management, and Statistics. Additionally, Dr. Sial serves as an advisory board member and reviewer for numerous international and national research journals and is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quantitative Methods.

  • Applied Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • “Economic Impact of Rural Credit on Growth & Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan was approved by the HEC. The project has been completed and the final progress report of the said project has been submitted to the HEC.
  • “Establishing the Linkages with E-Portal among Public Sector Universities” under the USAID Project ‘Gender Equity Programme’. - Research Grant Rs. 2.5 million
  • “Market Concentration and Profit Relationship: Significance for Line of Business Studies”, under the Food System Research Group, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. - Research Grant $150,000
  • “Cheese Pricing: A Study of the National Cheese Exchange”, under the Food System Research Group, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. - Research Grant $500,000
  • “Strengthening of Economic Research & Analysis at the University of Sargodha” under the HEC’s start-up grant have been completed.
Name of Organization Designation Start Date End Date
University of Management & Technology, Lahore Pakistan Professor of Economics 23-09-2016 Present
University of Management & Technology, Lahore Pakistan Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Quantitative Methods 16-10-2017 Present
University of Management & Technology, Lahore Pakistan Chairman, Department of Quantitative Methods, Director Center for Graduate Research 16-10-2016 15-07-2020
University of Sargodha, Pakistan Professor/Dean/Chairman, Management & Administrative Sciences 17-08-2005 21-09-2016
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan Professor of Economics 03-08-2004 01-08-2005
Affinion Group, Stamford, Connecticut, USA Director, Modeling & Analysis 01-10-1997 01-05-2004
University of Phoenix at Nashville, TN, USA. Adjunct Faculty 01-05-2003 01-07-2004
Wells Fargo Bank, Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Senior Analyst Risk Management 01-03-1997 01-10-1997
WDATCP, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Trade Practices Analyst, Division of Trade and Consumer Protection 01-01-1996 01-03-1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Assistant Scientist, Food System Research 01-04-1991 01-12-1995
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Research/Teaching Assistant, Agricultural and Applied Economics 01-01-1985 01-08-1989
Title Journal Name Impact Factor Year of Publication
Cyclical variation in the profit-concentration relationship Review of Industrial Organization 1.313 1993
Financial market efficiency in an agrarian economy: Microeconometric analysis of the Pakistani Punjab The Journal of Development Studies 2.510 1996
Price leadership on the national cheese exchange Review of Industrial Organization 1.313 1997
Managing consumer-based brand equity through brand experience in Islamic banking Journal of Islamic Marketing 0.000 2017
Semi-parametric analysis of agricultural production under dichotomy of inputs Agricultural Economics 0.789 2018
Linking knowledge hiding to extra-role performance:The role of emotional exhaustion and political skills Knowledge Management Research & Practice 3.054 2021
Nexus between fossil fuel consumption and infant mortality rate: a non-linear analysis Environmental Science and Pollution Research 5.190 2022
Forecasting The Production of Sugarcane Crop of Pakistan for the Year 2018-2030, Using Box-Jenkin’s Methodology Journal of Animal and plant sciences 0.570 2019
Does an asymmetric nexus exist between exports and economic growth in Pakistan? Recent evidence from a nonlinear ARDL approach Economic Change and Restructuring 1.708 2022
Degree Name & Area Year University City,Country
PhD- Applied Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
MA- Agriculture and Applied Economics University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • The Industrial Organization Society.
  • Pakistan Association of Agricultural Social Scientists.
  • Pakistan Society of Development Economists.
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