Farah Said is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS.

In her work, Dr. Said uses field and lab experiments to study the dynamics of poverty and gender in LMICs. Her research investigates how men and women make decisions in the household; and factors that influence labor force participation, learning outcomes, and demand for low-cost energy and microfinance products among low-income households.

Previously, she has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Finance and Economics, University of Goettingen, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB), and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics. Dr. Said has a Ph.D. in Economics from Lahore School of Economics, an MSc. in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford, and a BSc (Hons.) in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

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Mahbub Ul Haq Research Centre
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