Mazhar Waseem

Associate Professor

Dr Waseem is currently working as an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. Before pursuing his research interest, his primary time was spent serving in Pakistan’s civil service as a part of the Custom and Excise department.

Dr Waseem is affiliated with Institute of Fiscal Studies, London, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London and Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Pakistan.

His research interest lies in the areas of public finance, public economics and development. His recent research exploits discontinuities created by tax systems and policy reforms to study behavioural responses to taxation and their implications for optimal tax policy in law enforcement capacity environments. Dr Waseem is also interested in studying how informality affects modern broad-based taxes’ efficiency and compliance in developing countries.

Dr Mazhar Waseem holds a PhD degree in economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).